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MT. VERNON—The online purveyor Gilt, retailer of amazing fashions and fantastic accessories (and a whole lot more) is having a special warehouse sale this Saturday at the Long View Gallery in Mt. Vernon. Come not only for the hot duds but also the DJ, drinks, and grub. A few tickets to the event are still available and the Gilt team has passed on a discount code. Use DCWAREHOUSE50 to score 50% off tickets with up to $50 in discounts (no gimmicks here, but we have pasted the fine print after the jump). [Official Site]
CAPITOL HILL—Feeling bad about your so-so summer physique? Do you wish you were a little bit taller, a baller, or a girl who looked good so you could call her? (Oh, Skee-lo, why aren't you still in our lives?) If you don't like the junk in your trunk, then maybe avoid checking out this year's list of the 50 most attractive hotties on Capitol Hill. Even though the list includes Bachmann, we still wish we kept our New Year's resolutions.[The Hill]
RIGHT HERE—Do you have a love for fashion and the written word? Are you drilled in to DC's retail scene both online and on the streets? Might you be the writer we are looking for? Racked is hiring in several new cities and DC is one of them. Check out all the details on how to apply on our national site and tell your friends in the seven other cities we've listed that they should hurry up and apply too. [Racked]
GEORGETOWN—Gentlemen, a great suit company that won't max out your AMEX is coming to DC. The Dutch company Suitsupply is basically the H&M (or Zara) of affordable and custom suits. With only stores in NYC and Chicago, this will be its first branch in the city, located on Penn Ave. It's about time we are able to look as fine as our brothers to the North. [Official Site]
K STREET—At the ever-so-posh St. Regis Hotel, trend-setting ladies were treated to a BCBGMAXAZRIA fashion show presented by Capitol File Magazine. The clothes on the runway were for the "Pre-Fall" season, which is that time of the year only wealthy people get to enjoy. You know, the time between the season of summering but before the annual holiday. [Pamela's Punch]
GEORGETOWN—Looks like someone didn't use all his magic at his disposal. The Magic Wardrobe has shuttered because of more than $200,000 in unpaid taxes to DC. The telephone number to the Middleburg, Va store is disconnected, and the Gtown store is only taking sad voicemails. (Seriously, voicemails?) [Georgetown Patch]
Terms and Conditions for the Gilt discount:
Receive 50% off your Gilt City DC Warehouse ticket (the "Discount"), valid on giltcity.com, excluding taxes. Discount must be used in a single transaction and may be subject to product restrictions or exclusions. Maximum Discount of US$50. This discount cannot be combined with other offers. Non-transferable. Use promo code DCWAREHOUSE50 to obtain discount. Discount will be valid 7/25/2012 12:00pm ET through 7/28/2012 6:00pm ET. Offer may be suspended or terminated at any time.