3 New Stores to Check Out in Georgetown This Weekend (or While You’re Out Shopping Black Friday)

Massimo Dutti, Gant, and the long-awaited Jonathan Adler are now open for business.

Prep school plaid in the windows of Georgetown's just-opened Gant store. Photograph by Abby Greenawalt.


DC’s first Gant location takes over the old Saloun jazz bar (yes, the signatures from former patrons were left on the exposed brick walls). The stock of men’s clothes is billed as American heritage (the brand has roots in New Haven, Connecticut) with European influences—think prep-school staples like striped rugbys, button-down shirts, and plaid blazers. Prices hover near $150 for sweaters and low $100s for shirts; jackets can run upward of $1,000. The shop also carries the Gant Rugger lines and Gant by Michael Bastian. 3239 M St., NW; 202-625-1949.

Massimo Dutti 

Spanish clothier Massimo Dutti (owned by the same parent company as Zara) opened its second US retail store in the former American Eagle space on Wisconsin Avenue. Expect sleek, Club Monaco-esque basics for both men and women, in mostly neutral colors for work and weekend, with a little Spanish flair. For women, most dresses are priced between $98 and $145, and blouses are about $90. Men’s sweaters range from $90 to $130, suits sit in the mid-$300’s, and ties are $70. 1220 Wisconsin Ave.; no phone.

Jonathan Adler 

The long-anticipated Washington opening of America’s favorite “hippie chic” decorium finally happened Monday in the old Baby Gap on Wisconsin. We wish we had a picture to show you, because it really is a thing of beauty. For those unfamiliar, expect plenty of brightly colored, cheekily designed entertaining and home decor items, along with equally bright rugs, furniture, and lamps. Already a fan? Then mark your calendar: Adler himself will be signing copies of his new book in the space on Tuesday, November 27, from 6 to 8 PM.

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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.