Women's Retailer Calypso St. Barth Coming to M Street
Calypso St. Barth is coming to Georgetown, as confirmed by EastBanc, Inc., and Jamestown. The upscale retailer will occupy the retail space at 3307 M St, NW; it signed a 10-year lease. The showroom space will replace both occupants, AT&T Wireless and Salon Rafik. Calypso St. Barth plans to open its first D.C. store in early spring 2014.
Originally, Calypso St. Barth was founded in 1992 as a modest resort-wear luxury brand. Since then, the boutique has grown into a luxury lifestyle brand. The high-end clothing store features pieces with rich textures, exotic colors and embellishments that appeal to modern women consumers.
Along Georgetown’s M Street corridor, the retail space represents prime commercial property. Apart from the lease agreement made between the retailer and Georgetown Renaissance, other deals have been made with popular retailers, such as CB2, West Elm and Intermix. With the Calypso St. Barth deal, Georgetown’s western movement in fashion will balance the current fashion tenants –Intermix, Bonobos, Babette, Relish, City Sports and the North Face.
“Calypso St. Barth will deliver a combination of sophistication in both fashion and design disciplines to the vibrant retail community in Georgetown,” said Anthony Lanier, president of Eastbanc. “The store’s blend of fashion and home furnishings makes this brand a perfect fit for the Georgetown Renaissance portfolio that supports our commitment to the neighborhood’s status as Washington’s premier retail destination.”