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DELAWARE—Ashley Biden walked down the aisle last Saturday in a custom ivory silk mermaid gown by Vera Wang. She and her husband plan to live in Philadelphia. [Washingtonian]
PERFUMEWIRE—The Maryland-based fragrance company JADS has a line of scents based on everyone's favorite superheros. Captain America, for example, inspired their Patriot Cologne ("the hard working average Joe in every man") and Scarlett Johansson's Avengers character gave way to their Black Widow perfume ("a fragrance for those who can navigate the high-tension tightrope of love and duty") . [OfficialSite via WTOP]
MARYLAND—Ever notice how Jos. A Bank has a lot of sales? So did a few other people and they've filed a class action suit against the company for misleading the public. Click over for an exact outline of the allegations. [CityBiz]
HERE—Refinery 29 has a re-look at their round up of the best consignment stores in the area. [Refinery29]
LISTICLES—So, er, DC has made another list. This one is for the worst dressed cities in the country. Sounds like the list makers are anti-power suit. [RackedNational]
1800 L ST—The former Borders at one of the city's busiest intersections will soon be home to a Nordstrom's Rack. [Bisnow]
FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS—DSW is moving into the old Borders space on Wisconsin Ave. No word on when exactly it will open, but there is a sign in the window so that makes it official. [Patch]