4 Must-Attend Shopping Events This Weekend: May 15-17

Pick up Shinola accessories for your pooch and support artisans around the globe.

Head To The Market

The Covington Reception Space at CityCenterDC is hosting a shopping event on Friday with To The Market, a retailer that partners with survivors of abuse, conflict, or disease. The handmade goods are created by artisan survivors around the world, and To The Market assists them with raising awareness and getting their goods before consumers to help create a base of financial independence for them. Attendees will hear from To The Market’s founder, Jane Mosbacher Morris, and human trafficking survivor and advocate, Margeaux Gray, during the evening of shopping. The event will take place at 850 10th St., NW, on May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. RSVP by emailing

Hanuel and Kicheko Goods Shopping Pop-up

Shop online retailer Hanuel in person at their afternoon pop-up with Kicheko Goods, a DC-based jewelry line that supports the education of at-risk children in the Congo. The event will kick off at 11 AM with brunch bites, a photo booth, live music, and of course, shopping, before a 1 PM class with District Yoga’s Cara G. Stop by to pick up some of Hanuel’s inexpensive and trendy accessories and Kicheko’s elegant gold-dipped deer tine necklaces. The pop-up will take place at Artist’s Loft, 52 O St., NW in units 301and 306, Saturday, May 16, 11 AM to 2 PM.

Celebrate the Launch of Curated

Say hello to Old Town Alexandria’s newest boutique, Curated, which celebrates its grand opening on Saturday. The shop is the brainchild of owner Page Castrodale, who wanted to fill a shop with the things she loves. The second-floor store will market home goods, gifts, and apparel that are all handmade or designed by independent artists. Swing by for the opening, and receive a free gift with purchase. The grand opening will take place at 107 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, on Saturday, May 16 from 10 AM to 7 PM.

Shop Shinola Accessories for Your Pooch

As if your pets weren’t pampered enough, Detroit-based leather accessories brand Shinola has upped the anti with their collection of pet accoutrements. On Sunday, pet owners can swing by Shinola’s 14th Street storefront to shop leashes, collars, dog beds, toys, and more. The event is in collaboration with the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and intended to raise awareness to their cause. Those who purchase a Shinola item can get their pet a free grooming service at Woofie’s Mobile Pet Spa, and those without pets can do something about their lack of furry friends at WHS’s Mobile Pet Adoption Center parked in front of the store. The event will take place at 1534 14th St., NW, on Sunday, May 17 from 11:30 AM to 3 PM.

Associate Editor

Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.