Fashion Agenda: “Teen Vogue’s” Back-to-School Party, Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

Our guide to this week’s shopping and style events.

By: Michelle Thomas

Pink Palm & Dormify’s Wardrobe-to-Walls Shopping Event
The über-preppy boutique pairs up with decor brand Dormify for a back-to-campus shopping deal: Snag 20 percent off Dormify orders of bedding and decor, plus 10 percent off regular-price buys from the hosting boutique. There’ll also be snacks, music, and a gift with purchase. Wednesday 5 to 7 PM. Pink Palm, 4867 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda.

Book Hill Yappy Hour
The fab boutiques of upper Georgetown partner up for a weekly “yappy hour” this month, which benefits the Washington Animal Rescue League and gets you 10 percent off of your purchase at Sassanova, Urban Chic, or Sherman Pickey. The stores will have bubbly on hand, plus treats for humans and their furry friends. The participating stores will donate 10 percent of all purchases made during the event to the shelter. Every Friday in August, starting at 3 PM. Book Hill.

Teen Vogue Back-to-School Saturday at South Moon Under
Need a fall wardrobe refresh? Head to any of the area’s South Moon Under stores, where the regional chainlet teams up with Teen Vogue to host a back-to-school shopping event that includes a gift with purchase, free mags for shoppers, live tunes, and—best of all—20 percent discounts and the chance to score a $1,000 shopping spree. Saturday. Multiple locations. Visit South Moon Under’s site for store details.

Alexandria’s Sidewalk Sale
For the fourth year, Alexandria hosts its annual sidewalk sale, which this year will take place over two days in both Old Town and Del Rey. More than 60 businesses (including some of our fave Virginia shopping haunts, such as Bishop Boutique, Red Barn Mercantile, Coco Blanca, Zoe, and lots more) will discount summer merch between 60 and 85 percent. Making the deal even sweeter: During the sale, the city offers free parking at all meters, garages, and lots. Saturday and Sunday. Old Town and Del Ray, Alexandria. Visit Shop Local Alexandria for details on deals.

Tax-Free in Maryland
Last weekend, Virginians enjoyed a tax break; this week, Marylanders get in on the same deal—for an entire week! The tax-free deal applies to clothing and shoes priced at $100 or less. Sunday through August 17. Check online for the full list of tax-exempt items.

And don’t forget to RSVP for exclusive access to Neiman Marcus’s fall trend event! The deadline is Friday.