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As the end of the year approaches, we're checking in with our most fashion-savvy friends to hear their thoughts on the best and worst of fashion and retail in Washington in 2013. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut and pasted herein.
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In the interest of improving our wardrobes, we asked stylish Washington shop owners, writers, entrepreneurs, and trendsetters to play favorites. In short, we wanted to know: What store in D.C. did you really dig this year?
Sophie Pyle, lifestyle writer for InTheCapital: I am always amazed at the things I find at Ella-Rue, a high-end consignment shop on P Street in Georgetown. They turned three this year and always have some incredible designers. I always wonder if the things I buy are from a senator's daughter or an ambassador's wife. The owner, Krista Johnson, refuses to spill who her consignees are – it is Washington, after all!
Hugh McIntosh, manager for District Flea: I keep going back to The Brass Knob in Adams Morgan — an old standard but you can't beat it for salvage materials.
Joel Cas, editor-in-chief of What Do I Wear: I am in love with Redeem. They moved to a new bigger location this year and I really like their decor, vibe, and of course, fashion.
Uyen Tang, CEO/founder of STYLECABLE: Los Gitanos Vintage on 14th Street. I really love the pieces that Tara Papanicolas curates for Los Gitanos. She has a superb eye for unique vintage pieces that fit the modern woman's edgy wardrobe. I've recommended the shop to friends, one of whom purchased a pair of vintage YSL booties, which are definitely the find of the year.
Isabella Polles, owner of Via Gypset: I found this really great Etsy store called Gossamer Vintage, and fell in love with its pieces. The owner and I have since become friends, and we are partnering on a bridal gown / wedding attire section for Via Gypset featuring vintage wedding gowns dating as far back as the 1920's. I'm so excited to debut these pieces to the public. While the dresses will vary in era, they will all be ethereal, dramatic, and elegant with a feminine touch.
Gretchen Hitchner, owner of Ginger Boutique: Jonathan Adler — by far the most fun shopping for me.
Ashley Arias, Account Coordinator at The Aba Agency: Zara Georgetown. It's my go-to for all wardrobe occasions.
D/CITY editorial team: Too hard to pick just one! GoodWood and Miss Pixies for hunting vintage, unexpected, quality things. Redeem for unique jewelry and clothing brands. They are one of the stylists for our Fall Fashion Review in the most recent issue of D/CITY. Finally, no day is complete without a glass of pinot and good board of pate, charcuterie and cheese — thanks Cork Market & Tasting Room!
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