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Fashion Night Out is on indefinite hiatus, but the Georgetown Business Improvement District is trying to recapture some of the magic this weekend. The neighborhood will host its first-ever FAD Georgetown October 10 through 12. FAD stands for Fashion + Art + Design — yes, you can get a tote bag with FAD on it — and Georgetown boutiques, home decor shops, and art galleries are following suit by hosting parties and sales. There's a lot happening, with fashion events on Friday and design events on Saturday, but one thing to know is that Georgetown is running a free FAD electric 'eCruiser' shuttle over the weekend. The shuttle will run from 2 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
For a full schedule of events, check out FAD Georgetown's website. Here are a few events and deals that caught our eye.
Where to get free booze and snacks:
Everywhere. On Friday, stop by M29 LIFESTYLE, Tari, United Color of Bennetton, Sherman Pickey, SEE Optical, Madewell, J. Crew, Juicy Couture, Intermix, Hugh & Crye, Diesel, Britt Ryan, and more. On Saturday, check out CB2, Waterworks, Pedini, Janus et Cie, and Flor. Many stores are holding raffles too, i.e. more free stuff.
Where to get a deal on Friday:
· Madewell at 1237 Wisconsin Avenue NW is offering 20% off purchases of $125 or more and offering an exclusive gift with purchase.
· Britt Ryan at 1625 Wisconsin Ave NW will take 20% off the Britt Ryan fall collection
· Maxstudio.com at 1242 Wisconsin Avenue NW is offering 20% off fall arrivals.
· GANT USA at 3239 M Street NW will take 25% off all fall merchandise when customers spend $250 or more.
· TARI at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW is running a buy one, get one 50% off sale.
· Sherman Pickey at 1647 Wisconsin Avenue NW is running a 15% discount off full price men's and women's clothing.
· Urban Chic at 1626 Wisconsin Avenue NW is hosting a sale, with 15% on one piece from one designer, 20% on two or more.
Where to get a deal on Saturday:
A Mano at 1677 Wisconsin Avenue NW and Carling Nichols at 1665 Wisconsin Ave NW are both offering 20% off select merchandise.
Where to get a deal Thursday through Saturday:
· Charm Georgetown at 2910 M Street NW will offer 25% off fall items.
· Sunglass Hut at 3251 M Street NW is discounting select sunglasses to 20% off.
· L'Occitane at 3106 M Street NW is taking 10% off all purchases.
· Luigi Parasmo Salon at 1510 Wisconsin Ave NW will take 20% off Kerastase, Oribe and Moroccan, and offer a "Blow Out to Go Out + Mini Makeup + Manicure" and haircut + finish for 20% off on Friday.
Where to get your photo taken:
Hit the red carpets and photo booths at 30th & M Street NW; PNC Bank at M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW, and in Cady's Alley at 33rd Street and M Street NW. Or catch the eye of a Worn Creative photographer and find your picture projected onto the PNC Bank building.
Where to start a DIY project with the Topaz + Arrow girls:
The creative duo will be hosting a craft event at Flor at 1037 33rd Street NW from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Where to get "a personalized fashion illustration," whatever that is:
Juicy Couture at 3034 M Street NW on Friday.
Where to get cultured:
There's a Book Hill Art Walk through the neighborhood's art galleries at 1:00 PM on Saturday (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org). Or visit the Public Art Project Exhibit by No Kings Collective at 3336 M Street NW throughout FAD.
Where to hit the afterparty:
Bandolero at 3241 M Street NW is throwing a party with fashion-themed drinks and specials from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday.
· FAD Georgetown [Official Site]
· With Fashion's Night Out Kaput, Georgetown Starts Its Own FAD [WaPo]