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DUPONT CIRCLE—Unique Boutique may be no more. The store located between the Dupont Circle and Farragut North Metro stations is closing in a few weeks. Fortunately, the store has a sign counting down how many days are left until the shop is shuttered. [PoP]
METRO CENTER—No tacky t-shirts and baseball caps here. For those who like to show their partisan support and look good doing it, the Presidential Inauguration Store has items for sale from some FLOTUS favorites including Tracy Reese and Narciso Rodriguez. The shop will be open until January 25, but who knows how long the designer apparel will remain in stock. [Washingtonian]
PENTAGON CITY—Oxygen Media is hosting The Face Challenge on January 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. as a part of their new reality competition. Fans can submit videos to be a part of the competition and possibly win a trip to New York city to meet the team and get the star treatment. [CurbedInbox]
GEORGETOWN—There's a quiet little shop called Field English Custom Tailors on Wisconsin Ave where William Field makes luxury one-of-a-kind clothes for discerning clientele. Capitol File has an interview where Fields divulges a few of his secrets and his favorite fabric from the Andes that is almost impossible to get a hold of. [CapitolFile]
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS—DCUSA just welcomed DSW to its growing inventory of retail outlets, and now pet-owners can rest assured that their furry friends will be taken care of. Petco is looking to set up shop right next to DSW. [PoP]