Ins & Outs 12.12.12
OUT -- Yves Delorme, the classic bedding and bath linens shop, that seemed to fit in perfectly with Georgetown, will be leaving Cady’s Alley. It has other nearby locations in Bethesda, Md., and McLean, Va. The store’s 1,000-square-foot space will serve as a Bonobos Guideshop location, opening late January.
MOVED -- Alessi, the equally classic Italian-designed houseware store has left its space near Cafe Leopard and L2 and moved into Contemporaria a few doors east in Cady’s Alley. It is now known as Alessi at Contemporaria -- 202-338-0193; firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN -- As reported in our previous issue, online men’s clothier Bonobos Guideshop will arrive at the south end 3320 Cady’s Alley retail space in late January. EastBanc, Inc. and Jamestown confirmed last week that the “popular online men’s clothier Bonobos has signed a long-term lease. ... Bonobos is the largest apparel brand in the U.S. that sells its product exclusively over the Internet, and the company prides itself on offering exceptionally tailored apparel to fit men and their lifestyles. Bonobos’s brick and mortar Guideshop sites were conceptualized to transform the customer shopping experience with personalized, realistic impressions of online inventory and to register clothing measurements for future Internet purchases. Currently there are six Guideshop locations in the U.S., including a holiday pop-up in Bethesda.”
IN -- Also in Cady’s Alley is the pop-up clothing store, Muleh, in the old Alessi space next to the entrance of L2 lounge. It plans to be there until April 2013. Reports the company: “Established in 1999, Muléh is a highly curated, fashion and home furnishings showroom with locations in New York City and Washington, D.C. ... In addition to carrying well known labels, such as 3.1 Philip Lim and Mulberry, Muléh’s design selections of out-of-the-mainstream brands attempt to expand the availability to obtain such critically acclaimed but hard to find designers such as Vivienne Westwood’s Anglomania and Red Label, Jean Paul Gautier, Smythe, MM6, Ter et Bantine, Sea, Hache, By Malene Birger, Faliero Sarti, LD Tuttle, Chie Mihara, Lizzie Fortunato, Paula Mendoza, Coclico, and foundation-building knit lines Majestic and Autumn Cashmere.”