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GEORGETOWN — The Frye Company's long awaited flagship store on 1066 Wisconsin Avenue NW is now open for business. The leather goods retailer softly opened on Tuesday and will officially open on Friday. For a glimpse at all those classic boots, shoes, and bags, check out Racked DC's photo tour.
PENTAGON CITY — A new, metro-accessible location for C. Wonder is on its way. The clothing and lifestyle retailer is headed to Pentagon City Mall in October, ARLnow reports. This will be C. Wonder's second location in Virginia, after opening a Tysons Corner outpost last fall. [ARLnow]
GEORGETOWN — Washingtonian reports that a Reebok Fit Hub is coming to Georgetown, in place of the Adidas store at 1251 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The new Reebok store will be unveiled during the week of October 14 with a grand opening, and will be the second U.S. location of the Fit Hub concept, with classes and training session in-store from local fitness instructors. [Washingtonian]
14TH STREET — Fresh from their move earlier this month, PoPville shows off Redeem's brand new space on 14th Street, including a cool new sign and lion mural. [PoPville]
DUPONT CIRCLE — We're not sure where the "happy" part comes in when talking about ripping hair out by the roots, but Shobha just launched a September deal for hair removal. Stop by any day between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. this month, and get both a brow and bikini wax for $75 as part of the salon's "Hairless Happy Hour." [Washingtonian]
BROOKLAND — Nostalgia alert: vintage stationery and vintage clothing are united at Analog, a new shop and studio space that opened at the Monroe Street Market development this Saturday, according to PoPville. Local market veterans Melissa Esposito of Craftgasm and Lisa Rowan of Beltway Vintage combined forces to open Analog, which stocks both Esposito's handmade paper goods created from vintage maps and Rowan's curated vintage clothing and accessories. And in the studio space, the Analog owners plan to host events and workshops, from fashion history discussions to letter-writing classes. [PoPville]
— Adele Chapin