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Save 30 to 40 percent on men’s designer merchandise when the annual Saks Designer men’s sale starts today both in stores and online. 2051 International Dr., McLean; 703-761-0700 and 5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-363-2059; saksfifthavenue.com.
Alice in Wonderland
Peruse summer and pre-fall merchandise from the celebrity-favorite line Alice + Olivia during a day-long trunk show at Urban Chic in Georgetown. Sip Champagne, nosh on sweet treats, and score 15 percent off the merchandise. Afterward, join the fashionistas for a party at Kitchen in Glover Park. May 29, 3 to 8 PM. 1626 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-338-5398; urbanchiconline.com.
Sample Sale Heaven
Old Town favorite Treat knows that when one door closes, another opens. The store moves to a larger space on Friday, May 29. You’ll still find the same great deals by names such as Foley and Corinna, Nanette Lepore, and Diane von Furstenburg. Also, don’t miss the exclusive opening party, June 4 from 5 to 8 PM, where you’ll enjoy free Champagne, sweets, and special discounts. May 29. 103 S. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria; 703-535-3294; shoptreat.com. New hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 to 7; Sunday, 12 to 6.
Sniff Out a Bargain
Rummage for bargains at the Shoe Hive and Hysteria’s latest collaboration, a sale boutique called the Attic located above Hysteria in Old Town. You’ll find prices of 60 to 80 percent off both stores’ designer merchandise by names such as Tory Burch, Butter, and Marc Jacobs. There’s a catch: You’ll only find these prices on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 6. 125 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria; 703-548-1615.
MooJoo No More
We’re sad to report that U Street’s Moojoo Ken is closing. The good news is that you can score deals of up to 80 percent off the remaining shoes, handbags, and accessories from this longtime DC shopping staple. After the merchandise is gone, you can even buy the store’s furniture, fixtures, and countertop. 1512 U St., NW; 202-234-3140; moojooken.com.
Planning a wedding? Join former Bachelor contestant DeAnna Pappas at Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase for an evening of friendly competition with brides-to-be. Enjoy games such as place-setting contests and bed-making races. You’ll also find cake tastings and free nibbles, which will spark ideas for your own wedding. June 4, 6 to 8 PM. 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase; 240-744-3700; bloomingdales.com.
On June 5 at 9 AM, Sephora opens the doors of its newest location in the Shops at Wisconsin Place. If you’re one of the first 100 shoppers over the age of 14, you’ll get a mystery gift card, valued at $10 to $100. 5330-E Western Ave., Chevy Chase; (301) 718-3050,sephora.com.
Rock the Runway
On June 6, designers take to the runway as part of Flaunt, a fashion-and-photography exhibit at Anacostia’s Honfleur Gallery. Designers such as Dana Greaves, Taimur Baig, Lara Akinsanya, and Will Sharp will debut fashions in a runway show to music by local musicians. Afterward, there will be a chance to purchase designs featured on the runway. 7 PM; $10. Pre-purchase required; call 202-536-8994 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd., SE; honfleurgallery.com.
UPDATE: Due to a festival taking place in the area and shutting down streets, the event time for Flaunt on June 6 has been changed. The event will now start at 8:30 with the runway show beginning at 9:00.