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Best of 2011: Violet Boutique

Chic but cheap summer party clothes

Owner Julie Egermayer pursued careers in politics and social work before switching to fashion. Photograph by Kyle Gustafson

More: A Look Inside Violet Boutique (Pictures)  

Violet Boutique
2439 18th St., NW; 202-621-9225

A boutique experience even an intern can afford, Julie Egermayer’s new Adams Morgan shop, Violet, has a firm grasp on twentysomething style. Flirty, fun floral tops, one-shoulder dresses (often $45 and under), and notice-me costume jewelry come in bright patterns and colors. Brands include Lush, Ark & Co., Everly, Collective Concepts, and Solemio. Now you can pick up an outfit for less than your bar tab at one of the nearby nightspots.

This article appears in the July 2011 issue of The Washingtonian. 

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.