Four Work and Weekend Looks by Designer Alexandra J. Megan

She curates four exclusive looks from Georgetown-based leather goods company Sterling & Burke.

The store's interior is a nod to British craftsmanship with good old all-American brands too. Photographs courtesy of Sterling & Burke.

If you haven’t yet stopped by Sterling & Burke, we strongly advise that you do. The refined selection of leather goods at this Pennsylvania Avenue boutique is an immediate reflection of British good taste. At first glance, it’s all about the details. Why toss your jewelry in a zippered pocket if you can roll it in a suede-lined case handmade in England? Or for the well-traveled gent, leave the note pad at home and document your overseas visit in a grosgrain leather diary instead. The impeccable attention to detail got us thinking: What would Sterling & Burke designer Alexandra J. Megan advise her customers to buy? She provided us with a curated selection of items for the professional man and woman, as well as hand-picked pieces for those looking to get away. 

Formal Businessman: 

Clockwise from top left: Sterling & Burke triple gusset case ($2,930); Charing Cross diary ($32); Ghurka jotter in vintage chestnut leather ($125); Ghurka slim card case ($140); Sterling silver money clip ($135); Daines & Hathaway zip folio in navy bridle leather; Benson & Clegg paisley tie ($175); silver knot cufflinks ($250); Penhaligon’s fragrance ($125). 

Boys’ Weekend: 

Clockwise from top left: Filson travel kit in tan canvas ($95); Penhaligon’s sartorial deodorant ($30); Charing Cross leather bookmark ($12); Sterling & Burke six-ounce flask ($93); Filson duffel bag ($260); Daines & Hathaway travel watch roll ($215); Sterling & Burke travel tray ($115). 

Formal Businesswoman: 

Clockwise from top left: Sterling & Burke district document case ($2,450); Charing Cross diary in red buffalo calf ($65); Daines & Hathaway tall purse in earth black ($160); Rho hand painted silk scarf ($144); Sterling & Burke business card case with snap closure ($150); Sterling & Burke cosmetic case ($165); Penhaligon’s fragrance in Vaara scent ($160); Halcyon enamel bangle in plain hinged orange and gold ($165); Halcyon enamel bangle in salamander white and gold ($185); Halcyon enamel bangle in chain orange and gold ($195); Charing Cross letter sized envelope portfolio ($165).

Girls’ Weekend: 

Clockwise from top left: Sterling & Burke Emma clutch ($720); Penhaligon’s perfume ($145); Penhaligon’s body lotion ($15); Ghurka pouch ($130); Ghurka Tilbury III duffle ($1,395); Daines & Hathaway travel jewelry roll ($175); Halcyon enamel bangles ($185 each); Halcyon enamel bangle in plain hinged pink and gold ($165); Dempsey & Carroll thank-you single card ($5).

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