Style is blowing into Washington


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Fashion runways may never blaze a trail around the Beltway, but some of the hottest names in retail and beauty are bringing city chic to Washington.

October 19 – Drybar grand opening

Drybar is a hair salon that does not offer cuts, does not offer color, but does only one thing – a $40 wash and dry – so well that women pleaded with owner and L.A. stylist Alli Webb, to bring her blowdryers to Washington. If any city is good at campaigning, it’s D.C. All the tweets and Facebook requests will be answered when doors open Friday in both Georgetown and Bethesda.


October 24 – Geek 2 Chic Fashion Show

Success is always in style, which is why entrepreneurs and tech execs from Facebook, Twitter and other IT companies will be walking the runway at Bloomingdales in Chevy Chase next Wednesday. Proceeds from the event will support the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Tickets for the fashion show can be purchased here.

Coming in November – C. Wonder

Preppy shoppers went wild for this bright, trendy boutique when Chris Burch, who was once married to designer Tory Burch, opened C. Wonder in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood last year. Soon stores were popping up around New York, then Atlanta, and on the west coast in Newport Beach, selling quirky but classic clothes and home decor. Next month, Washington will surely welcome C. Wonder to Tysons Corner where natty shoppers can snag an affordable high-end look (think Burch’s ex-wife) at prices one can afford even on a government salary.

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