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DUPONT—Back in August, Michael Andrews Bespoke announced it will come to the DMV to cater to the city's fashionable men. And now there's an update: MAB will open on October 24 at 1604 17th St in Dupont. For the sartorial set, contact 202-350-9001 or email DC@michaelandrewsbespoke.com to lock down an appointment. [CDC; The Georgetown Dish]
MERRIFIELD—The ever-growing Mosaic District in Fairfax County is about to have a new player that's vital for any fashionista on a budget: Target. The store will have its grand opening this Sunday on October 14. [CDC; Official Site]
INTERWEBS—A DC outpost of Consign Of The Times opened up last month and they are now taking appointments to help people clear out their closets of designer duds and accessories. For the time being the client receives 60% of the final sale price of their items, instead of the industry standard of 50%. [OfficialSite]
U STREET—Ladies came out in full force to check out Stacy London's book launch, The Truth About Style. Cohosted by Gilt City at Muleh on 14th Street, the event had plenty of fans of the TV show What Not To Wear checking out what never to wear and taking London's advice home.
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS—The anticipated DSW store (that's Designer Shoe Warehouse) is opening its doors today at the DCUSA complex. With another DSW in Friendship Heights, there are more opportunities to look well-heeled without spending the big bucks. [PoP]
ARLINGTON—A new fair trade store, Trade Roots, has opened in Arlington's Westover nabe. Featuring items "handmade by people in lesser developed countries including Kenya, Guatemala, South Africa, Nepal and Madagascar", Trade Roots' owner, Lisa Ostroff, wanted "a store that tapped into her time spent studying international relations and non-profit management". [ARLnow]
GALLERY PLACE—KnowFashionDC is having an event on October 18 where "fashion and art collide" at 915 F St NW. With No Kings Collective and KOLTON.J jewelry on site, the event will have an artwork and local deals silent auction, plus DJs and the always-important bar. Tickets are $30 for general admission. [Official Site; Washingtonian]
ROSSLYN—NOVA fashionistas need to head over to Artisphere in Rosslyn to check out the latest and the greatest from NOVA Fashion Week. Proceeds from Thursday's fashion show will benefit Blessed Haven, a foster care non-profit. [ARLnow}