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Redeem Celebrates Anniversary #atfdc

The uniquely DC boutique Redeem will celebrate its anniversary in the district by launching a new label.  Redeem, with a reputation for bringing edgy style to conservative DC, sells both mens and womens clothing.  On Saturday, the store will showcase the “A New Cross” label by throwing a party and fashion show from 6:30-9:30pm.  

More about Redeem: 

Redeem is a retail clothing store providing spirited, fresh, bold and unique casual wear to the hip urban shoppers of Washington, DC. With hard-to-find men’s and women’s luxury brands both established and new, Redeem offers the ultimate in sleek, cool style. Elegance mixed with grit - a touch of royalty and a tinge of rock star swagger.  The store is located at 1734 14th St. NW.

DC Is Nations Most 'Shopaholic' City

If this doesn't convince the fashion industry to take DC more seriously then we don’t know what will!  Washington DC has been named the country’s most ‘Shopaholic City’.  According to Bundle.com, which used data from the US Government spending report, every month district residents outspend every other city in the US….way to go Fashiontonians!  The report concluded that the national average for monthly clothing spending is $142.08, while people living in DC spend nearly $263 a month on clothes.  Bundle.com reported, “The most shopaholic city: Washington D.C., our nation’s capital.” Travel guide Fodor’s says that the number of designer boutiques in the city is on the rise, and tourists can’t resist picking up a few souvenirs when visiting the place where our nation’s laws are passed, including African-inspired clothing, accessories, and art. And as we all know, D.C. is a metro area run by people in suits, and suits aren’t cheap, especially if they’re designer. And you can bet on seeing very fine suits in Congress — half of our leaders in Congress are millionaires.“


Check out the full list of cities below:

1. Washington D.C. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $263

2. Arlington, Va. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $254.58

3. Nashville, Tenn. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $251.17

4. Scottsdale, Ariz. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $243.17

5. Dallas, Texas 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $228.58

6. San Francisco, Calif. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $227.42

7. San Jose, Calif. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $221.17

8. Seattle, Wash. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $221.17

9. Austin, Texas 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $213

10. Bakersfield, Calif. 
• Residents average monthly spending in clothes, shoes and other wear: $201.50

Buffalo Exchange to Open in DC

The cream of the crop of vintage stores, Buffalo Exchange is headed to a two-level, 4,245-square-foot store at 1314 14th St. NW.  The chain currently has more than 40 locations across the country and was named “Best Used Clothing Store in New York” by Village Voice last month.  The Tucson-based company offers cash on the spot, unlike consignment shops, for clothing and accessories, or invites customers to trade former favorites for new or new-to-you merchandise. About 80 percent of the goods at Buffalo Exchange are purchased directly from customers. The company offers 30 percent of the resale price in cash or 45 percent in trade.  Be forewarned that the buyers at Buffalo Exchange are known to be highly selective. 

Chief executive Kerstin Block said she’s received complaints from solemn would-be sellers and tries to explain that her staff has an eye for what sells. And, what’s selling these days? Trendy clothes from the past two years are appealing, as are designer and vintage pieces from the 1940s through the 1980s.

Your Chance to Meet Tim Gunn

This Saturday November 5th at the Westfield Annapolis Mall, Tim Gunn will host a fashion show and after party.  The show and party will take place at 1pm in the Nordstrom Court.  Guests who make a Lucky Brand purchase of $100 or more will be professionally photographed with Tim Gunn and will receive a personalized, signed copy of his NY Times best selling book,Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons For Making It Work 

Today's Event: Fashion for Paws Event at Nectar Skin Bar

This event is presented by Amy Little Thomas and Brian Thomas along with Fashion for Paws (F4P) and will benefit the Washington Humane Society. 

Festivities include refreshments, mini spa treatments, store/spa tours and product samplings. 

Time: 6:00PM-8:00-PM

Location: Nectar Skin Bar in Georgetown

1633 Wisconsin Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20007

Closest Bus Stop: NW Wisconsin Av & NW Q St. 

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Christian Siriano Talks DC Fashion

Christian Siriano showed his Spring 2012 Collection at the Pink Rocks! Runway Fashion show.  On the subject of the DC fashion scene, which is considered by many designers to be drab, Siriano said “It’s not so bad, I think it just gets a bad stigma because of the political culture.” He calls the city’s reliance on suits and sensible shoes “understandable” and praises the Washington woman’s taste in brands. “When you have to be so professional,” he says, “you’re not going to be in a one-shoulder fuchsia gown.”  Like countless others in the district, the Project Runway winner wants the capital to develop into more of a fashion destination.  At the annual charity event he said of the city, “It’s quite inspiring, It’s our Paris.” What’s missing, he thinks, are the artistic enclaves that he saw in Baltimore while attending design school there.

“I have yet to see a really great vintage shop here,” he says. “These women must be stashing their Chanel somewhere.” For D.C. to grow its fashion culture, Siriano advocates more support for the arts.

“When you support the arts, you attract artistic people,” he says. “The kind of people who will attend runway shows.”

(via TBD.com)