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Bluemercury In Alexandria; Style Bloggers Needed; More!

Welcome to Racked DC where we dig deep into the retail world and let you know about the latest happenings in fashion and shopping. Know of something interesting coming to town? Send the news into our tipline.

ALEXANDRIA—Local beauty and makeup shop Bluemercury is adding another location to its growing empire. The latest outpost will be in Old Town, which continues to grow into a shopping destination nabe. With more than 50 high-end skin and makeup brands, Bluemercury should have what every lady is looking for. [Official Site; Refinery29]

MOSAIC DISTRICT—The ever-growing shopping district in Fairfax continues to please the crowds. And for the most budget-conscious crowds, the Joie Trunk Show at Ginger Boutique is slashing prices by up to 50% and making sure there are cupcakes and bubbles available. Nothing loosens the credit cards like a bit of sugar and alcohol. [Official Site]

PENTAGON CITY—The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is looking for someone stylish with a flourish for words. The mall's Simon Style Setter (Simon Property Group owns the shopping complex) is on the prowl for one of forty bloggers who will provide tips and highlight trends for its readers. Applicants have until March 1 to make it happen. [Curbed Inbox]

GEORGETOWNAlex and Ani opened on M Street on the sweetest of days, Valentine's Day. The store offers "eco-friendly jewelry" and is looking to spread the store's "message of positive energy" into the nabe. [Georgetown Patch]

BETHESDA—MoCo shoppers have one less home furnishings option as Crate & Barrel shuts his doors at Westfield Montgomery Mall. Now for modern home needs, the nearest Crate & Barrel is in Georgetown. [WBJ]

DMVWal-Mart is making inroads into the 202. The two stores planned for the city are a departure from the retailer's usual suburban footprint as it attempts to have an urban design. The new plans for the stores include "a more modern design" and more than 280 apartments. [WBJ]

METRO CENTERThe Indochino Traveling Tailor is coming to town from March 2-10 and is another opportunity for men to get affordable custom suits. Appointments are in 15-minute intervals and those who book and buy a suit will score a free dress shirt worth almost $80. [Official Site; Curbed Inbox]

DUPONT CIRCLE—A tipster writes in with the news that Shobha—the hair removal specialists based in NYC—is expanding ot Dupont Circle. They have a job posting up saying they are expanding to DC this spring, so that could be any day now. [CurbedInbox; OfficialSite]

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