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Josie Bruland, 53

Ten of Washington’s best-dressed women share their fashion advice, their favorite shops—and their fashion disasters. Read about one of them.

This article is from 2006's Best Dressed Women package. To see 2007's Best Dressed Women package, click here.

Owner of Bradlee Florist Group in Alexandria

Photograph by Matthew Worden

Your favorite designers? For day, I like Ellen Tracy and Dana Buchman. For evening, Louis Feraud and Escada.

Is there a dream item you’d love to own? Chanel clothes. They’re classic, and the workmanship and the quality of the fabric are incredible.

Your best bargain? Anything that’s half price with an additional 30 percent off! I do go to sales at stores, but half the time I go through catalogs. I like Neiman Marcus and Boston Proper.