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Bloomers Comes to Georgetown; Fashion Swap for Charity

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GEORGETOWNShop for underthings from the likes of Eberjay, Hanky Panky, and Spanx at Bloomers' brand new Georgetown location, which celebrated its grand opening July 13th. The 900-square-foot store is the third Bloomers boutique, joining shops in Alexandria and Arlington. Guests noshed on bra-shaped cookies and drank pink champagne at the grand opening party, which also kicked off Bloomers "Keep Calm, Get Fitted" bra fitting campaign. [Patch, WaPo]

WEST END — Despite what the "recessionistas" tell us, shopping your own closet is pretty blah. Shopping someone else's closet, on the other hand? Now, that's much more exciting. This is the idea behind Fashion Fights Poverty's Fashion Swap event, happening this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel at 1250 22nd Street NW. Bring unused or gently used clothing, handbags, and accessories, which will then be organized by size and category and open to a free-for-all for guests to dig through the bounty. There's a time limit too, to keep things interesting. Any unclaimed items will be donated to the Goodwill of Greater Washington. Get discounted tickets at $10 in advance here using the code ffp2off. [Curbed Inbox]

BETHESDABethesda Row is throwing their annual sidewalk sale bash this weekend, with live entertainment, food deals, deep discounts on merch from shops like Sassanova, Pink Palm and Urban Country. And today, Ginger is giving shoppers a jump on their sidewalk sale items. The boutique is putting out their $5, $25, and $50 racks a day ahead of time as part of a book-signing party for Sarah Pekkanen, the local author promoting her novel, The Best of Us. Don't forget to RSVP to [Washingtonian]

GEORGETOWN — On Friday, Urban Chic is hosting a P.Diddy-esque White Party (minus the yacht) on Friday. That means discounts on white denim, tops, and dresses all day and free-flowing white wine and other treats after 4:00 p.m. [R29 DC]

FALLS CHURCH — This Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., HIV/AIDS awareness organization NovaSalud, Inc. will host a transgender fashion show at V3 Lounge in Falls Church. Get ready for a raffle, DJ, and fashions from designers Jenny Saint Cartier, Juan Jose Saenz and Stella Bonds. Kristin Beck, author of Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL's Journey to Coming out Transgender>/a> is the Honorary Mistress of Ceremonies. Tickets are $15 and benefit NovaSalud, Inc. [FCNP]

MOUNT PLEASANT — The empty former Nana retail space on Mount Pleasant Street has been branded with Each Peach Market signage for awhile, and PoPville brings word that the market's owners hit their Kickstarter funding goal. Expect the shop to open "very very soon," according to Each Peach Market's Facebook page. The curated grocery, which will specialize in local and seasonal produce and products, raised over $21,000 from nearly 200 backers. [PoP]

WOODLEY PARKBoundless Yoga is leaving its U Street location and moving to Unity Woods Yoga Center in Woodley Park, starting July 20. That's right across from the Woodley Park metro station at 2639 Connecticut Avenue NW, for those willing to make the trek from U Street. [PoP]

MOBAMA — Oh, Michelle! First, everyone's obsessing over your bangs (but at least you can commiserate with Laura Bush about it). Now, Huma Abedin, wife of NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, is biting your campaign trail style. Click on over to Racked National to see who wore the ASOS checked red dress better. [WaPo, Racked National]

TYSONS CORNER — America's Redneck First Family dropped by the White House and hit up Tysons on a whirlwind trip to Washington last week. Miss Honey Boo Boo signed copies of her new tome, How to Honey Boo Boo, on July 11 at Tysons Corner's Barnes & Noble. Honey Boo Boo, Mama June and company were also spotted playing with gadgets at the mall's Microsoft Store. [Daily Mail]

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