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For many Union Market fans, this weekend's Thread retail event marked the first time they were able to explore the market's upstairs Dock 5 space. And the huge venue made a big impression, with intricate installations from 30 national and local brands and shops including Follain, DeNada Design, Scarpa, MACK Home, Mutiny, Duke & Winston, Earnest Alexander, Moore and Giles, Rebecca Atwood Designs, and Mercado Global.
And if Thread felt a little edgy, D.C. shoppers rose to the occasion. Richmond designer Angela Bacskocky told Racked DC that she had wondered if Washington might be a more conservative market, but her most out-there items sold the best. Shoppers bought Faherty swimsuits made out of recycled plastic bottles even in December, and picked out all the black items at ANTHOM. Check out our gallery of the scene at Thread and Saturday's outdoor concert with The Walkmen. And will a similar retail event happen again at Union Market? A rep told Racked DC: "Thread overall was a huge success.
We will definitely plan for something again like this in the future, but nothing is set in stone."
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