Newsletters

Get Shop Around delivered to your inbox every Tuesday Morning.

Shop Around on Twitter
Great finds from our February issue. By Sarah Zlotnick, Kim Forrest

Photograph by Kip Dawkins, styling by Marcie Blough.

Read More

Posted at 10:46 AM/ET, 01/30/2012 | Permalink | Comments ()
It’s October, which means the shelves—and online shopping carts—are chock-full of products that support breast cancer research. Here are our favorite feel-good finds. By Samantha Miller

1. Pink Leather Frame ($120). Beloved family photos will pop in this 5-by-7-inch goatskin frame. Graphic Image will donate 25 percent of net profits to the Ellen Hermanson Foundation.

2. Georgetown Cupcakes ($29). Washington’s favorite cupcakery will donate the full price of each “Susan G. Komen Dozen” to the Suzan G. Komen for the Cure.

3. Paisley Ribbon Tie
($45). Even Dad can show his support with this stylish silk tie. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer awareness programs, education, and research.

4. Lucia Vineyards Lucy Wine
($18). This crisp Rosé has hints of red raspberry, watermelon, and orange blossoms. One dollar from every bottle will be donated to breast cancer research. To order call 800-946-3130.

Read More

Posted at 02:57 PM/ET, 10/03/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
These colorful, patterned handbags will turn some heads this summer By Jill Hudson

Slideshow: 10 Bags for Summer 

See Also:

Bold Shoes

Summer Fashion

7 Great Clutches

Purple Accents

Eye-catching textures and patterns are finding their way onto handbags just in time for summer.

This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Washingtonian. 

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Follow Washingtonian on Twitter

More>> Shop Around Blog | Style | Find a Spa

Posted at 10:33 AM/ET, 06/13/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Draw attention with studs, cut-outs, and platform heels. By Jill Hudson

See Also:

Summer Fashion

7 Great Clutches

Purple Accents

Men's Watches

From wild leopard print to notice-me stripes, this season's most interesting shoes feature bright colors and dramatic patterns.

This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

Subscribe to Washingtonian

Follow Washingtonian on Twitter


More>> Shop Around Blog | Style | Find a Spa

Posted at 01:51 PM/ET, 06/07/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()
Bohemian-style skirts, platform sandals, disco-era silk dresses and jumpsuits, and colorful accessories add up to a nostalgic fashion moment. By Jill Hudson

The 1970s are back—at least on the sales floors of many area stores. Flowy bohemian-style skirts, platform sandals, disco-era silk dresses and jumpsuits, and colorful accessories add up to a nostalgic fashion moment.

The revamped ’70s styles are good news for customers who appreciate the looser fit of wide-leg pants, peasant dresses, and ankle-length skirts, says Nancy Pearlstein, owner of Relish, a Georgetown boutique that features designs straight off the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York. “A lot of women can wear these clothes and be sexy in a subtle, more appropriate way than in years past. Let’s face it—more fabric hides flaws, and clothes that have lots of strong color give you a kind of ‘I am woman’ confidence.”

Retailers hope women will be drawn to the color, patterns, soft fabrics, and feminine styling. “The ’70s trend is back probably because it’s a lot of look without a lot of effort,” says Marlene Hu Aldaba of Hu’s Wear and Hu’s Shoes in Georgetown. “It’s not too retro-looking, and woman can feel modern because they stand out from the power-suit types.”

Read More

Posted at 09:44 AM/ET, 04/11/2011 | Permalink | Comments ()