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U STREET—Jackie Flanagan's boutique Nana in Mt. Pleasant may be no more, but she keeps pumping out fashion. Flanagan recently had a trunk show at GoodWood to highlight fashions that are ideal for sunnier times and warmer climes. Expect more of her "popping up all over town with her spring line". [Borderstan]
SHAW—Developments are moving east and news has it a new barbershop is setting up shop in Shaw's Slum Historique building. Located at 9th and Rhode Island, the place to get your ears lowered will open in the first week of April. [PoP]
WEST END—Karma by Erwin Gomez just had his Emerald Spring event. Fashion experts and fashionistas sipped champagne and saw the newest looks on seven models at the party. The labels were high-end. The fashion's are incredible. And Karma by Erwin Gomez at 1104 24th St NW brings life to the West End. [Official Site; Curbed Inbox]
CHINATOWN—Keeping it fierce takes some work. Fortunately, adorable dogs can help out with the outfit. On Saturday, April 13 purchase tickets for the 2013 Fashion For Paws Runway Show. It supports the Washington Humane Society and all the fashion you can handle will be at the National Building Museum. Ashlan Gorse of E! News will be the host for the event. [Official Site; Curbed Inbox]
CHERRYDALE—La Maison specializes in all things French. Well, some things. The recently opened boutique is a dream for area Francophiles and carries "roducts ranging from jewelry to candles and soaps to antique furniture pieces". Tres chic. [ArlNow]
ARLINGTON—Formals for Five is collecting stylish gowns for the upcoming teenage milestone: prom. Because prom dresses can be pricey, the event is designed to provide affordable fashion options (only $5) to Arlington's young ladies so they can look their best on the big night. [ArlNow]