Don’t be bummed that New York Fashion Week is over. We’ve got the scoop on must-attend fashion shows and events around town to keep you in the style state of mind. Think Old Town Alexandria’s Annual Scavenger Hunt and D.C. Fashion Week. Plus score the deets on what’s coming up early next week.
Periwinkle, the Potomac Greens staple that opened in 2005, has never looked better! Fresh off of a remodel for their Old Town location’s 8th anniversary, the boutique is fully stocked and ready for fall! Updated décor in their signature periwinkle and black, along with a lush new seating area (to try on all of their buttery leather boots) and brighter displays for bejeweled baubles add to the fun, fresh vibe. Brands like Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore and Beverly Feldman hold court near pieces by local designers Simple Girl Designs and Ruth Barzel. Check out pictures on Instagram by searching #PeriwinkleAnniversary
This Weekend’s Agenda:
9/19: 4th Annual Cosmo Couture Fashion & Design
Dresses, jackets and pants made out of wood veneer, rubber materials or colorful tiles? Discover creative art pieces that will hit the runway during the 4th Annual Cosmo Couture Fashion & Design event at Arlington’s Artisphere (1101 Wilson Boulevard) on Sept. 19, 5-10 p.m. benefitting My Sister’s Place, a domestic violence shelter in D.C. Tickets ($80-$180) get you access to the cocktail reception, runway show and dessert reception.
9/20-9/22: Old Town Boutique District’s 6th Annual Scavenger Hunt
A trip to Old Town Alexandria may be just the ticket for this weekend! September 20-22, the neighborhood will hold its 6th Annual Scavenger Hunt. Come prepared and ready for a chance to win up to $3,700 in gift cards to local businesses, sweet treats, photography sessions and more! Follow the weekend’s goings-on on Twitter with #OldTownHunt or @OTBoutiques
9/21-9/29: D.C. Fashion Week
On the heels of NY Fashion Week, D.C. hosts a fashion week of its own featuring local emerging designers like Corjor International, Khan Pham and Taylor Made Designs. Tickets are available for almost all shows. Plus, don’t miss the free Pre-Fashion Week party on H Street Sept. 21. For more info, visit dcfashionweek.com.
Coming Up Next Week:
9/23: Pop In Pop Out Opening Night
Arlington’s Tortoise & Hare (567 23rd St S.) and Gossip on 23rd (566 23rd St S.) have teamed up to host a free pop-up shop series Pop In Pop Out to showcase Northern Virginia small businesses on Monday nights. Enjoy food and drink specials while you shop. Pop In Pop Out launches on Sept. 23 from 6-9 p.m.
9/24: District Sample Sale
On Sept. 24th, D.C. fashionistas will flock to the annual District Sample Sale to score up to 90% off designer women’s clothes, shoes and accessories from over 25 participating boutiques at The Sphinx Club (1315 K St. NW). Have you bought your tickets yet?
9/24: DC Goodwill Runway Show & Gala
DC Goodwill hosts a thrifty-yet-chic “Art of Fashion” runway show showcasing vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories pulled from Goodwill donations on Sept. 24 from 7-9 p.m. at Rosslyn’s Artisphere. Tickets ($200) get you access to the runway show, gala event, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.