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H&M Opens at Union Station Today; Spanx to National Airport

GEORGETOWN — Cleveland Park independent bookstore Politics & Prose may branch out to Georgetown. Politics & Prose co-owner Bradley Graham told Washingtonian that they are looking at the now-vacant Georgetown Theater building on Wisconsin Avenue. The Georgetown outpost of Politics & Prose would have the same elements of the original bookstore, with a coffeehouse component and an author talk program. [Washingtonian]

UNION STATION — New H&M opening alert: the Union Station H&M opens today at noon in the former Barnes & Noble space. Expect giveaways for the first 300 shoppers, with tunes from a DJ to celebrate the grand opening. [Washingtonian]

ARLINGTON — Travelers in need of stretchy undergarments should be excited about the news that Spanx is coming to Reagan National Airport. According to ARLNow, the airport's food and retail redevelopment program will bring new restaurants and new shops like Spanx, Lacoste, Vineyard Vines and Brighton Collectibles. This will be the second Spanx retail store in the Washington metro area. The company opened its first-ever retail store at Tysons in 2012. [ARLNow]

BETHESDA — National franchise Pure Barre is rapidly adding locations in the Washington area. The barre studio just opened a location in Dupont Circle in the spring, and now they are headed to downtown Bethesda, too. Robert Dyer reports that the barre studio will open sometime in November in the Shoppes of Bethesda. Meanwhile, the Pure Barre Fairfax studio located at 4201 Ridge Top Road is set to open on September 20th, and Alexandria, Reston and McLean are all listed as "coming soon" on Pure Barre's website. [Robert Dyer]

PENTAGON CITY — Singer and reality show star Keyshia Cole will promote her Steve Madden shoe line at the Fashion Center at Pentagon City tonight from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., ARLnow reports. Find her at the Steve Madden store and she'll autograph a free tote bag. If you buy a pair of her shoes, surprise gifts await. [ARLNow]

ALEXANDRIA — This weekend, Old Town hosts its 6th annual Scavenger Hunt. That means shoppers can print out a "passport" and receive a stamp for every store they visit, with a chance to win up to $3,700 in gift cards. [Fashion Washington]

Adele Chapin

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