In case you didn’t completely drain your bank account between Black Friday and Small Business Saturday (not to mention this weekend’s awesome Thread pop-up), today marks the apex of killer Web sales. Steep online discounts abound—we recommend checking Racked for an exhaustive list of sales—but why not use this day to give a little love to our very own? Washington is host to a number of retailers with an online presence. Read on to get the codes, and keep shopping local (even online).
Take 30 percent off sale items with code MONDAY. May we recommend these beauties?
The consignment boutique, which just recently launched its e-shop, offers 20 percent off everything on the site.
One of our fave local designers! Select items from DeNada’s luscious knitwear line are going for up to 40 percent off today. No coupon code necessary. Orders of $150 and up ship free.
The Georgetown-based menswear brand dips prices and offers free shipping on all orders. Shirts start at $55, and blazers start at $195.
Take 40 percent off full-price items at this luxe men’s e-boutique with the code BLACKCYBER13.
Get 15 percent off the cute handbags of this Maryland-based Etsy seller with the code GIVETHANKS. Orders of $100 and more will snag a free transparent coin purse.
Get 20 percent off orders of more than $50 with the code MONDAY20—including the 39 newly added items in the store.
This locally based chainlet offers 20 percent discounts on the whole site with code CYBER20.
The prep-perfect e-boutique gives 15 percent off the entire website with the code CYBER15. But that’s not all: The site is also running a tiered discount today. Orders of $150 and up get 20 percent off with the code CYBER20; orders of $500 and up get 25 percent off with the code CYBER25; and orders of $1,000 and up get 30 percent off with the code CYBER30.
The Old Town boutique’s Facebook-based e-business gives you 15 percent off today, plus a 25-percent-off coupon to use during a future shopping sesh.
For serious shoppers, Black Friday is the trickiest day of the year. There are few experiences more defeating than heading out for a hyped-up sale to find that it ended hours ago or that stock was wiped out in the first hour. That’s why it makes all the difference to do some ahead-of-time planning: During what hours are the steepest discounts available? Which neighborhoods are worth our precious pre-sunrise time? Use this list as a rough guide to which local favorites are offering the most money-saving deals and when. And if you can’t brave the cold at 6 in the morning, take comfort in the fact that Cyber Monday is looming—stay tuned for our online guide. Happy shopping!
Through December 3, Ada Polla’s DC-born skin-care line will be 30 percent off online with code FF2013 at checkout.
Deals at this Bethesda jewelry shop vary throughout the day, with the largest discounts offered from 8 to 9, when the entire store is discounted 50 percent. Deals drop to 20 percent off after 11. 4806 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda.
This Old Town beauty boutique will offer deals as early as 6 AM: Everything is 20 percent off from 6 to 8, and afterward, discounts range from 10 to 15 percent. At the Mosaic District location, score 10 percent off all day. 1000 King St., Alexandria; 2910 District Ave., Fairfax.
Get 30 percent off storewide from 6 to 8 AM; 20 percent off from 8 to 10; and 10 percent off through closing on Friday. 815 King St., Alexandria.
Like surrounding Old Town shops, Coco Blanca opens at 6 AM with 40 percent off furniture and rug orders and 30 percent off all other items. Discounts dip gradually until 6. 210 S. Union St., Alexandria.
In stores and online Friday, the cult-fave salon will offer Joy to the Hair coasters, good for a blowout and a ten-minute scalp massage for $40 (a $10 discount). 4840 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda; 1825 Wisconsin Ave., NW.
Take note, holiday over-achievers: The first of the seasonal pop-up markets has arrived. Tonight marks the kickoff of the Cady’s Alley bazaar, a new seasonal marketplace featuring clothing, accessories, and home decor from local e-tailers such as Tuckernuck and Read Wall alongside Zestt, Chubbies, and new DC-based business Victoria Road. The market officially opens tomorrow, but swing by tonight for the launch party, where bloggers Lauren Wynns and Van Bloys of Necessary & Proper and Brittany Ann Cardillo of Hosting & Toasting will celebrate the shop with the featured vendors. We snagged a sneak peek at Tuckernuck’s section of the shop—read on for a glimpse at the setup. Launch party Thursday 7 to 9 PM; market open Friday through January 5. 3330 Cady’s Alley, NW.
Bloomingdale-based designer Virginia Arrisueño has grown leaps since we first featured her a few years back. She’s now the owner of multiple creative projects such as DC MeetMarket, Topaz + Arrow (along with Panda Head’s Morgan West), and the Ulysses Room—as well as her own accessories brand, DeNada Design. DeNada is now sold at multiple retailers in five countries, and features scarves, gloves, arm warmers, and more cozy knit pieces in vibrant patterns influenced by Arrisueño’s Peruvian heritage. The autumn/winter line comes right at the launch of DeNada’s new website, where you can now shop the new 26-piece line. Click through the slideshow for a peek at the full collection.
ABC’s Scandal has returned, which means we’re back to getting our weekly work-fashion fix from miss Olivia Pope. The fictional fixer (played by real-life style icon Kerry Washington), who emulates crisis management attorney Judy Smith, caught our attention in seasons past with her sleek, high-fashion wardrobe that serves as proof that DC’s working women don’t have to dress dull to exude power and professionalism alongside striking femininity. We swoon every Thursday over Olivia’s Italian-label-laden ensembles (composed of Armani, Valentino, and Prada, to name a few)—but know her designer duds aren’t exactly realistic additions to our closets. That’s where Shop Around comes in. Each week, we’ll focus on one trend we feel Olivia has mastered, and give you three chic yet ultra-affordable ways to get the look. Here’s the first, inspired by Olivia’s outfit in last night’s episode: the quintessential collarless blazer paired with a long strand necklace.
Here at Shop Around, we’re huge proponents of shopping local (have you seen our September issue?)--it’s hard to justify spending hundreds at a mainstream department store when there’s a fierce, one-of-a-kind jewelry maker right next door. But Washington’s creative talent certainly isn’t limited to the brick-and-mortar shops that line Old Town or U Street or Bethesda Row; so many of our designers, artists, antiques collectors, and more live online in the treasure trove that is Etsy. Click through our slideshow for a glimpse at some of our favorite items from these talented sellers on the community site, who offer everything from cosmetics to cleaning supplies to stationery.
1) Adia Kibur fringe drop necklace
Long, swingy pendants feel so fresh after the ubiquitous bibbed baubles of last season. $60 at Shopbop.
2) Rachel Zoe Franco T-strap pumps
A quintessential ladylike T-strap silhouette gets a bit of rocker-y edge from metallic snake detailing. $325 at Zappos.
3) Marc Jacobs Beauty nail lacquer in Jezebel
Ninety-degree days in October mean we’re still waiting to break out the new sweaters and boots—but deep burgundy nails at least help a girl feel like it’s fall. This black cherry shade has the perfect lush richness. $18 at Sephora.
4) C. Wonder IPhone 5 Case
Leopard + calf hair = the chicest tech accessory possible. $35 at C. Wonder.
5) Milly Makenna Watersnake satchel
We spied this boxy snakeskin satchel on a recent visit to Old Town’s Bishop Boutique, and have been dreaming about its luxe (yet versatile!) design ever since. Want. $495 at Bishop Boutique.
Tuesday marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and joining the search for a cure is easier than you think. Some of our favorite beauty brands—from ultra-affordable Sonia Kashuk to luxurious La Mer—have created limited-edition products in the cause’s signature bubblegum pink in honor of the month, and purchasing one sends a portion of your cash to various charities. See below for 12 ways you can contribute to the meaningful cause—and treat yourself to some goodies for good.
Catherine Malandrino for Kohl’s DesigNation
The Parisian designer brings a ladylike line of dresses, pants, and blouses in blacks and whites—like this cutout leather dress seen on Olivia Palermo—to Kohl’s for its third DesigNation collection, all priced under $130. Previous collaborations involved Derek Lam and Narciso Rodriguez. Launches September 27.
L’Wren Scott at Banana Republic
The edgy designer brings a stunning palette of deep reds, violets, and black to a collaborative holiday collection at Banana Republic, launching this winter. The line will boast faux-fur accents, playful prints, and dazzling gems on its 50-plus dresses, pants, blazers, handbags, and more. Launches December 5.
Here at Shop Around we are constantly on the hunt for fresh shopping destinations. So imagine our delight at the news of not one but five stores that just opened or are headed to the area. Read on for the scoop—and tell your bank account to brace itself!
The colorful boutique, which just debuted in Fairfax’s Mosaic District, carries such brands as Free People, 7 for All Mankind, Nicole Miller, and BCBG, among other young, affordable brands. 2905 District Ave., Fairfax.
Following a brief hiatus, the cool men’s and women’s boutique reopened on 14th Street early this month—and its new digs are, in a word, gorgeous. Boasting more square footage and a sleek, industrial interior, the shop is stocked with designs by the edgiest of up-and-coming brands. 1810 14th St., NW.
3) Steven Alan
Opening this Friday at 10 AM, the preppy-casual retailer will sit alongside such chic neighbors as Intermix, Relish, and Bonobos in Cady’s Alley. The space previously housed the months-long Muléh pop-up shop. 3319 M St., NW.
While we wait for the real deal (fingers crossed), this permanent installation inside the Nordstrom in Pentagon City brings us the first brick-and-mortar offering of the British label in the area. It opens October 8 at 10 AM. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Arlington.
The ultra-luxurious brand brings its signature resortwear and new home decor to Georgetown just in time for the start of beach season, as it’s slated to open this spring. 3307 M St., NW.
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