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THE HILL—Staying relevant as the election is only week away, GQ Magazine is hitting The Hill to dress up some of the studliest guys doing the nation's dirty work. These gentlemen look smooth, which will make them perfect future politicians. [GQ]
BETHESDA—Named after a monkey with a voracious sexual appetite, the much-acclaimed online men's store is setting up its Bonobos Guideshop so men can get a taste of the product before buying it. Coming on November 5 to Bethesda Row, Bonobos has set up an appointment system for a "quick and easy shopping experience". [Bonobos Official Site]
GEORGETOWN—Today's the day the Nike Store on M Street is cutting the ribbon at 10am. Former Georgetown Men's Hoyas Basketball Head Coach, John Thompson Jr. is expected to be on hand. [Patch]
GEORGETOWN—More men's clothing options are coming to Gtown with Jos A Bank opening up a new joint on Wisconsin Avenue. It's going to be next the Safeway and Noodles & Company in case you want to hit up other chains while in the area. [PoP]
TYSONS—To continue with the manly theme, Saks in Tyson's Galleria has launched a new men's department at the esteemed department store. Capitol File interviewed the company's VP and fashion director Eric Jennings to learn all the deets. [Capitol File]
GEORGETOWN—Buffalo Exchange is setting up shop #2 in the city after recently taking up residence on 14th Street in Logan Circle. Now the thrift clothing store is taking up the space formerly occupied by Annie Creamcheese. So whether buying or trading awesome duds, head to Georgetown's Buffalo Exchange which will open at the end of the month. [The Georgetowner]
GEORGETOWN—More fashion news out of Gtown. At Ella Rue, Miami-based designer Nikki Poulos pulled all the stops at her trunk show. Once an Australian scientist, Nikki decided to flip the switch and "created a line of women's dresses and swimwear" which appeared in Sports Illustrated. Hot. [The Georgetown Dish]