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EAST FALLS CHURCH—If you're a bit of a masochist but want to look good while pushing yourself to the limits, hit up Tri360 in East Falls Church. The store caters to triathletes and is hoping to open at the end of the month once Arlington gives the place an Certificate of Occupancy. It's outfitted with the gear needed to complete the grueling physical demands swimming, running, and biking during these all-out triathlons. [Arl Now]
WEST END—Hairdresser to the stars and socialites, Erwin Gomez is returning to handle the locks and egos of the city's best. Having styled the likes of Oprah and infamous Michaele Salahi of Real Housewives of DC fame, Gomez is opening a new salon, Karma Beauty Lounge, after his former salon closed in January 2011. With the past behind him and his best foot forward, Karma Beauty Lounge is expected to welcome customers post-Labor Day. Just in time for the latest fall up-do. Or down-do. Or whatever's in season. [Washingtonian]
GEORGETOWN—Brightest Young Things and Goodwill DC are collecting your gently used duds this weekend and next weekend. It's a great way to clear out some space for the new items from the upcoming Fashion's Night Out in Georgetown. Plus, you'll be providing an awesome community service. Drop off locations include FLOR (1037 33rd St, NW), Hitched (1523 Wisconsin Ave, NW), CUSP (3030 M St, NW), and Duo (1624 Wisconsin Ave, NW). [FNO Georgetown]
LANGDON—Thumpa, thumpa, thumpa. The bass will be felt in NE and throughout the city as Echostage EDM has taken over the DC Star space near Bladensburg and New York Ave. Looking to create the "biggest concert venue in the tri-state area", Echostage is planning to open on Sept 22 and will hopefully bring in the big DJs to enhance DC's up-and-coming electronic music scene. Time to party like you're in a warehouse in 1999. [WaPo]
DC—Some of DC's most fashionable people aren't necessarily in the fashion industry. Capitol File looked at the stylish ways of a few notable DC names, including Anthony Lanier a real estate developer which should get the hardcore Curbed readers excited. [CapitolFile]
RACKED—We're excited about the C.Wonder store coming to Tysons, but the team in New York have one better. They went behind the scenes and found out what the C. Wonder employees wear to work. [RackedNational]