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Get Tickets for District Sample Sale; Back-To-School Shopping

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K STREET — Tickets went on sale this week for the fall edition of the District Sample Sale, which will take place September 24th at the Sphinx Club downtown. Shop for designer clothing and shoes from over 25 high-end boutiques, with perks like cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a raffle, and a silent auction. Tickets start at $40 for general admission, while $100 VIP tickets include early access shopping and a goodie bag. All profits from the volunteer-run charity event will benefit N Street Village, a provider of services for homeless and low-income women in D.C. [RackedWire]

ALEXANDRIA — Time for the fourth annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale, and this year, the sale is expanding to both Saturday and Sunday. Another change: nearby Del Ray boutiques will join shops in Old Town in discounting merchandise. Refinery29 DC has the discount details. [R29 DC]

VARIOUS — Got a student ID? That means 20% off at South Moon Under and Teen Vogue's Back-to-School Saturday event on August 10th. Plus, Refinery29 reports there's a gift with purchase deal and a raffle for a shopping spree happening too. [R29]

METRO CENTER — Filene's Basement may be gone, but don't worry, other discount clothing stores are filling in the Filene's-shaped vacuum in D.C. The Washington Business Journal finds that a Marshall's is headed to the vacant Filene's Basement space in The National Press Club building. Now only the Connecticut Avenue Filene's space near Dupont Circle remains empty, with a T.J. Maxx moving from next door into the old Filene's space in Chevy Chase. [WBJ]

BRIGHTWOOD — Popville spots signage for a new shop with the catchy name of "Sneakertropolis" on Kennedy Street NW. [PoP]

H STREET — Another new shoe shop alert, this time for H Street. According to H Street Great Street, Chuck Murphy is currently scouting locations for a full-service shoe store for adults and kids called "The Wandering Shoe." [H Street Great Street]

MARYLAND — Enjoy a whole week of tax-free shopping in Maryland for clothing and footwear under $100. Patch lists out items eligible for Maryland's Tax Free Week, which starts August 11th and ends August 17th. [Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch]

CHEVY CHASE — Curious about that brand new H&M store in the Chevy Chase Pavilion? The Washingtonian snapped pre-opening photos and picked out key eight key items and Patch captured video of line and overall hoopla at last week's grand opening. [Washingtonian, Patch]

RESTON — Time to get organized, Reston. The Washington Business Journal reports that The Container Store is opening their third Virginia store on September 21st. [WBJ]

BETHESDA — Patch has an update on the trial of Brittany Norwood, who received a sentence of life without parole after being convicted of brutally murdering her Lululemon co-worker Jayna Murray. [Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch]

FALLS CHURCH — ARLnow takes a look at Tri360, which just celebrated its first year of stocking all the bike shorts and swimsuits a triathlete could ever need. [ARLnow]

GAITHERSBURG — The Washington Business Journal's Rebecca Cooper investigates how far venues will go to in order to convince brides to book their weddings on non-traditional days. Every bride who books the Gaithersburg Marriott on a Friday, Sunday or holiday will receive a $500 gift card to put toward her wedding dress. Your guests might be annoyed, but hey, you'll take home the $500. [WBJ]

— Adele Chapin

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