Pop into Georgetown
Georgetown—known for great shopping and dining year-round—is raising the bar for the holidays and proving to be a true shopping destination. New stores have moved in and the classics are still strong, but standing out this season is a new trend: pop–up shops.
Setting up on Wisconsin Avenue through Dec. 22 is a Richmond native, Ledbury. What began as an addiction to tailored shirts, Paul Trible and Paul Watson turned into a brand that has expanded to blazers, sweaters, ties and other accessories. Dedicated to a high standard of fit and quality, Ledbury defies the myth of one-size-fits-all. Meanwhile, in Cady’s Alley (located below the 3300 block of M Street), five online retailers have set up shop through Jan. 5.
If you’re looking to give back this season, The Georgetowner Holiday Pop Shop will be popping up in Tony & Joe’s at Washington Harbour to benefit the Georgetown Senior Center on Dec. 4. Here are some highlights of this season’s best:
A Bluemercury Exclusive Trish McEvoy Brigitte Planner, $165 This pink suede planner includes 12 Trish McEvoy bestsellers reflecting the trends of the season, including the nude lip, in a collection curated by Bluemercury CEO Marla Malcolm Beck. Bluemercury Georgetown 3059 M St., NW 202-965-1300 www.bluemercury.com
Blowout In A Box, $220
Everything you need to create the perfect blowout at home, including Drybar’s famed Buttercup blow dryer.
Drybar Georgetown 1825 Wisconsin Ave., NW 202-609-8644 thedrybar.com
Georgetown Tobacco District of Columbia Flag Cufflinks, $85 These silver-plated D.C. flag cufflinks are a great addition to any outfit. The largest tobacco shop in D.C., Georgetown Tobacco also has a wide variety of cigars, pipes and other eclectic goods. *Georgetown Tobacco 3144 M St., NW 202-338-5100 gttobacco.com
Keith Lipert Gallery Georgetown Ornament, $20 Georgetown Tray, $55 A true Georgetown holiday keepsake. Keith Lipert features decorative art, fashion jewelry and accessories for men and women. The gallery also provides unique corporate and diplomatic gifts. Keith Lipert Gallery 2922 M St., NW 202-965-9736 keithlipert.com
Jonathan Adler Reversible Red Letter Throw Pillow, $125 These groovy, reversible pillows are a great way to personalize your space. All graphic pillows are hand-loomed in Peru by weavers associated with Aid to Artisans. Jonathan Adler 1267 Wisconsin Ave., NW 202-965-1416
Ledbury The Cognac Millington Dress Belt, $155 The result of a collaboration with Marcus Wiley, this chestnut colored belt was handmade in Charlottesville, Va. Cast, ground and polished by hand, this beautifully crafted brass buckle finishes this more formal look. Ledbury Georgetown Pop-Up Shop Through Dec. 22 1254 Wisconsin Ave., NW 202-333-9300 ledbury.com
Goorin Bros. Mabel Rose, $140 Mabel Rose is an elegant 1920s-inspired asymmetrical cloche hat detailed with a thin leather band and belt loop with a ladies Goorin pin. Georgetown’s newest hat shop is an eclectic store with a huge variety of styles for both men and women. Goorin Bros. Hat Shop 1214 Wisconsin Ave., NW 202-338-4287 goorin.com
American/Holiday Mohair Throw, $88 Mohair throws, available in a variety of colors, are a great gift to keep those on your list warm all winter. American/Holiday is a whimsical boutique that started in St. Michaels, Md. Its Georgetown store holds many treasures for unique holiday shopping. American/Holiday 1319 Wisconsin Ave., NW 202-684-2790 ahstmichaels.com
Billy Reid Kentucky Cocktail Set, $600 Leather folding case lined in a custom jacquard print that conceals three leather-wrapped hand-blown glass flasks, two shot glasses, a folding bar knife, a cocktail spoon and fork and a cocktail napkin. Billy Reid 3211 M St., NW 202-499-6765 billyreid.com
Chubbies ’Mericas, $59.50 According to their store, an online retailer, the guys of San Francisco-based Chubbies don’t do pants. Don’t do cargos. Don’t do capris. “We do shorts and only shorts.” ChubbiesShorts.com
Tuckernuck Trafalgar Monogrammed Cortina Leather Slimfold Wallet, $65 Tuckernuck is an online retailer known for preppy style and all-American lifestyle. Tnuck.com
Bradford Flannel Button-Down, $155
This signature flannel button-down has a tailored fit with higher armholes for a more flattering silhouette.
Read Wall balances form and function to make versatile American-made sportswear and accessories.
readwall.com Cady’s Alley Holiday Bazaar 3330 Cady’s Alley, NW
Don’t miss these stores and products, available for one-stop shopping at The Georgetowner Holiday Pop Shop on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Iris Grundler Pottery L Square Platter, $120 Iris Grundler’s Spanish roots combine with her American influence to make some of the most beautiful and intricate hand-thrown pottery. Each piece, with expressive and bold style, will be a one-of-a-kind addition to your home décor. 301-768-7479
Stella & Dot Pegasus Necklace, $198 A striking bib of intricate gold feathers hand-sewn to silk organza cascade. Made by hand in India. As seen on TV personalities Kathie Lee Gifford, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and actress Shay Mitchell. Stella and Dot, an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a San Francisco-based social-selling company that features boutique-style jewelry and accessories, available exclusively through in-home trunk shows by independent stylists and online. Stelladot.com
Ibhana Boutique Ribkoff Sweater Jacket, $225 Sweater Jacket by Joseph Ribkoff Sizes: 2 to 22 Ibhana Boutique retails high-end lines of women’s apparel, jewelry and accessories including hats, shawls and scarves. The boutique’s main apparel line is Joseph Ribkoff, official sponsors for the Miss America competition and recent recipient of the Draper’s award for Best in Women’s Wear. 7908 Cindy Lane, Bethesda, Md. 301-469-9472 ibhanaboutique.com
Style Etoile Ali Sweater, $200 Get this complete look from Style Etoile Launched in the fall of 2010, StyleEtoile.com offers the latest fashions hand-picked by seasoned stylists. They also provide complete looks and style guides, as well as fashion advice and blog commentary. Through these venues, they help you find the style étoile within yourself. 301-770-4218 styleetoile.com
Untucked Peter Millar Chesapeake Nylon Quilted Jacket, $195 This all-weather, detailed jacket features snaps at sides, cuffs and bottom and plenty of pockets: two hand warmers and two deep interior pockets. Shown in Rust. Also available in Ultramarine, Navy, Brown and Black. Untucked is a casual men’s lifestyle shop on North Carolina’s Outer Banks where clothing from craft manufacturers is approached with the joy one would approach a craft beer or whiskey. The shop stocks Raleigh Denim, Joe’s Jeans, Original Penguin, Peter Millar, Southern Tide, Salence, Helly Hansen, Wellen and Reyn Spooner, among others. 1240 Duck Road, Unit 108, Duck, N.C. 252-715-2553 untuckedobx.com
Evelyn Brooks Designs Sterling Silver Red and Black Elegant Bracelet, $325 The bracelet is made with small huayruro seeds, rounded silver balls, and lobster clasp. The length adjusts from 6.5 to 8.5 inches.