Lou Lou to Open 2 New Stores in Washington

The accessories boutique reveals plans for locations downtown and on 14th Street.

Lou Lou's two new stores will join four others in the District's city lines, including the Georgetown store pictured here. Photo courtesy of Lou Lou.

Apparently we’re not the only ones who love the fun, colorful—and affordable!—baubles and bags sold at Lou Lou: The Middleburg-based chainlet is expanding yet again, adding two more boutiques to its current roster of 14 throughout the region.

Up first: a downtown location set to open in the Washington Square building at 1742 L Street, Northwest, which will add to a small but burgeoning cluster of shops in the area that includes Gap, Ann Taylor, and Bluemercury, plus the just-opened Nordstrom Rack a block west and the soon-to-come Sarar two doors down.

The second opening will plant a shop in the bustling 14th and U neighborhood, at 1802 14th Street. This location faces another flock of chic boutiques—including Current, Blue’s Hard Goods, Home Rule, and Treasury—and joins a laundry list of new restaurants that have opened in recent weeks. “With the resurgence of nightlife, the renovation of many of the historic buildings, and the opening of many restaurants and retail, we are excited to become part of this vibrant new neighborhood,” stated owner Ben Wegdam in a press release.

Both stores are slated to open by the end of the summer.