FAD Georgetown Seeks to Become Perennial Fad

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This weekend, fashion and arts will take over the neighborhood of Georgetown, thanks to the Georgetown Business Improvement District. The first-ever Fashion, Art and Design event – hence, FAD Georgetown -- kicks off Thurs., Oct.10, and will run through Sat., Oct. 12. Enjoy art exhibitions, food and fun.

FAD KICKOFF: OCT. 10 FAD’s kickoff will consist of scattered art exhibits to be found throughout Georgetown. There’s no telling where you’ll stumble upon something surprising, the Georgetown BID promises: it’s time to “come out and play.”

FAD FASHION: OCT. 11, 6 P.M. TO 10 P.M. Friday will be fashion-focused and a great opportunity to get discounts on fall trends. Whether you are on the lookout for vintage or new, cocktail dresses or sneakers, there will be something for everybody. Over the course of the weekend, more than 50 stores will be hosting in-store events, some which will include DJs, snacks and refreshments – all you could possibly want for a fun night out.

There will be a pop-up red carpet events as well as a “Street Style Live” photo set-up for FAD attendees at Wisconsin Avenue and M Street.

Among the shops, Tari Boutique will be serving mini-cupcakes and pumpkin margaritas to guests. Madewell will provide tips from top stylists as well as store discounts. Diesel will be serving cocktails, and Britt Ryan will provide complimentary wine and champagne while you shop. You’ll be able to peruse the fashion scene while sipping something delicious.

Don’t forget the savings – many participating shops are offering discounts as well as a chance to win gift cards to the stores. Stroll around to find the latest fashions at the best prices.

FAD ART & DESIGN: OCT. 12, NOON TO 6 P.M. Saturday is dedicated to art and design. Art galleries will be hosting auctions, while interior design stores will be unveiling the newest, trendiest interior looks.

Guests can wander around the town to view exhibitions, participate in art walks and hear from film directors. Numerous places will be offering deals and opportunities to win gift cards. Babette and CB2, for example, will be offering $100 and $200 gift cards, respectively. Just as they did in the fashion sector the night before, guests can enjoy light refreshments in the galleries and shops. There will also be DIY crafting, like Flor’s DIY with Flor and Topaz + Arrow. Demonstrations in the arts of ravioli will take place at Pedini and flower arranging and Heiner Contemporary.

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