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The VIP tickets sold out at yesterday's District Sample Sale at The Sphinx Club on K Street, and by the time general admission opened, the venue was crowded with shoppers trying on dresses over jeans in the aisles. All those shoppers translated to a 15% increase in attendance over last year for the annual charity event, which this year benefited N Street Village. And organizers told us the event raised north of $300,000 total yesterday.
What did everyone buy? Anything and everything, for every season. Local boutiques from Washington and Baltimore offered end-of-sale items at clearance prices and fall preview items too. Merchandise ran the gamut from $100 Nanette Lepore summer dresses at the Tuckernuck table to agate coasters at Bethesda boutique Ginger and VPL by LD Tuttle boots at 75% off from Muleh. Shoppers scooped up blazers for work, or not so work-friendly options like leather shorts from Style Etoile and Tracy Reese party dresses from Dupont Circle boutique Proper Topper.
· District Sample Sale [Official Site]