Ella-Rue pop-up warehouse sale
The luxury consignment boutique hosts a pop-up sale at the Washington Post building Wednesday. Shoppers can browse 20 racks of designer merchandise, which will be marked down $5 to $75. Designer shoes and handbags will also be on sale for $20. September 10, 8:30 AM to 5 PM. 1150 15th St., NW.
Shop the Capital
Renaissance Dupont Circle and Fashion Group International have collaborated to present Shop the Capital, a monthlong celebration showcasing local design talent. Hotel guests and locals will be able to shop fall 2014 collections every Wednesday from 6 to 9 PM in September, and the event will be hosted by someone different each week. Guests will also enjoy music from house deejay Donald Syriani. September 10, hosted by Carl Ray. Shop beauty, accessories, and jewelry. September 17, hosted by Andre Wells. Shop menswear and womenswear. September 24, host TBD. Chat with rising stars of interior design and shop photography.
Paige Novick trunk show
Visit Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase for a trunk show by jewelry designer Paige Novick. Her fine jewelry collection, Phyne by Paige Novick, will be available for purchase. September 11, 10 AM to 5 PM. 5555 Wisconsin Ave.
Tiny Jewel Box exhibits rare pink diamonds
Twenty to 30 pieces made with the world’s rarest pink diamonds, valued at $25 million, will be on view at Tiny Jewel Box, with select items also available for purchase. In partnership with wholesale retailer L.J. West Diamonds, the event is the first time this collection of Argyle Diamonds will be on display in the US and will offer collectors a rare opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind pink, red, and blue diamonds while they’re available. September 10 to 11, during regular store hours. 1147 Connecticut Ave., NW.
Bluemercury celebrates 15 years of beauty
Help Bluemercury celebrate its 15th Anniversary at all DC locations Saturday. Enjoy treats, complimentary makeovers, mini facials, and treatments throughout the day. The first 15 customers from each store will receive a gift from M-61, the skincare line of Bluemercury, and the shop will also release its 15th-anniversary bestsellers collection on the same day, curated by the company’s CEO, Marla Malcolm Beck. The set, which is valued at $400, features products from Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier, NARS, Darphin, and more. September 13, 10 AM to 8 PM. All Bluemercury locations.
Dina Mackney debuts at Neiman Marcus
The jeweler will debut her fine jewelry collection at Neiman Marcus in Tysons Galleria this weekend. Dina will also be meeting with shoppers as part of the new collection debut. September 13, 10 AM to 9 PM. Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr.
Drybar launches Dirty Martini
The popular blow-dry bar will add an additional hairstyle to its menu of cocktail-themed styles next week: the Dirty Martini, a textured blowout with a sexy, tousled effect. “There is definitely a time for a perfectly polished blowout, but I think we all have a little Dirty Martini in us, too,” says Drybar’s founder, Alli Webb. September 18, during regular store hours at the Georgetown and Bethesda locations.
Seventh-annual Old Town Boutique District scavenger hunt
Shoppers can find and win fabulous prizes at this scavenger hunt, which offers pre-registration for the first time this year. Participants will receive a “passport stamp” and collect goodies at each store they visit. Completed passports will be eligible for the grand-prize drawing, worth $3,500 in gift certificates and prizes. September 18 through 20, throughout the streets of Old Town. Rain or shine.
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