Where & When: Fashion Edition

We're getting ready to gear up for fall with trunk shows, sample sales, and new stores.

Tuesday, August 5: Stylish local designer Ebong Eka is launching his ready-to-wear menswear line, Mi Chiamo Eka, tonight with a charity fashion show at K Street Lounge. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door, and proceeds benefit the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund.

It's also the opening day for the area's very first Madewell store, debuting at Tysons Corner. The sister brand to J. Crew is quickly gathering fans who love its comfy, chic pieces and vast denim selection—head down to check out the hype yourself.

Wednesday, August 6: Today's the last day to take your old jeans down to Wink in Georgetown and turn them in for 20 percent off a new pair in the store. (The old ones are donated to the charity New Endeavors for Women.) And while you're at it, pop down to Loew's Georgetown and catch the denim drive's inspiration: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants II, out today.

Thursday, August 7 to Sunday, August 10: Gaithersburg fashion spot Imagine is hosting a trunk show for Black Halo's fall collection. We're loving the label's seriously sleek dresses—they're the perfect belted sheaths that everyone (including us) wants for fall.

Thursday, August 8
: Local jewelry designer Jesse Walker—who's garnering a solid reputation for his goth-meets-glam collections—is having a trunk show at tucked-away boutique Upstairs on 7th. Perhaps you'll find a statement-making piece to go with that Black Halo dress?

Monday, August 11: The District Sample Sale is coming! (Of course, we've had it on our calendar for months and months…) Tickets for the September 9 event go on sale at 10am—wait too long, and you're likely to miss out.

Plus: Last call for summer sales! There's some serious markdowns out there to make way for the new fall stuff. We scored some amazing heels at Bethesda's Zelaya Shoes this week. Get on it!

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