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.[Joy Asico]
GEORGETOWN—Tuesday night was the spring/summer party for the brand new GANT store on M Street (we covered the conversion by CORE architects from jazz bar to clothing store last month). Some DC notables were in attendance including: Chris Pontius (DC United star midfielder), Nick Stefanelli (Bibiana Executive Chef ), and Tommy McFly (94.7 FRESH FM Radio Host).
MT VERNON SQUARE—Gilt City is coming back to Long View Gallery to host the Gilt City DC Warehouse Sale. With prices slashed up to 90% off of retail prices, the sale is on Friday, March 22 from 9:30-11:30pm and Saturday, March 23 from 9am-5pm. There will be a DJ, drinks, and a lot of fun at the pop-up. Tickets for the event are still available. [Official Site; Curbed Inbox]
TYSONS—The posh Galleria is welcoming a new addition to its list of fine shops: Joe's. The upscale denim company is dropping into the East Coast shopping destination with its West Coast style. CEO Marc Crossman insists this year's denim trend is plaid. We'll see if that pans out. [Capitol File; Official Site]
FARRAGUT SQUARE—Close to the upcoming Nordstrom Rack is a new kid in town: Sarar. With only one current location in the DMV at Tysons, the Turkish clothing store sells tailored, quality clothes to men and women. It'll be a welcome addition to Farragut's growing retail scene. [Official Site; PoP]
MOSAIC DISTRICT—On Saturday, March 23, the booming Mosaic District is totally jet-setting. In its Mosaic Rendezvous, shoppers will bring their "Passports to Style" to select vendors. Those with at least 5 stamps will be eligible for a $1,000 Mosaic shopping spree. Time to pack your bags! [Official Site; Curbed Inbox]