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What better time than Weddings Week to check in on the exciting expansion news for Carine's Bridal Atelier? Owner Carine Krawiec spent years looking for a larger space for her luxury bridal boutique, and she knew she wanted to stay in Georgetown. Her search culminated in a very familiar Georgetown landmark: the former The Georgetown Cafe at 1623 Wisconsin Avenue. Soon it will be transformed into a two-story, 4,200-square-foot bridal boutique, thanks to Brien Zachary Watson, the interior designer behind Erwin Gomez's salon, Karma. Krawiec told Racked DC that the new shop will have a very elegant Art Deco feel. And that iconic Georgetown Cafe sign is not going to waste: Krawiec is planning on installing it in the kitchen of her Georgetown home.
Expect Carine's Bridal Atelier's new location to open this winter, and designer gowns from Zuhair Murad and Inbal Dror will join Carine's current roster of high-end designers like Monique Lhuillier and Carolina Herrera. Carine's existing location at 1726 Wisconsin Avenue will remain a part of the bridal retailer's presence in Georgetown.
· 18 of D.C.'s Best Bridal Salons for Wedding Dress Shopping [Racked DC]
· Carine Krawiec on Finding Gowns For the Modern D.C. Bride [Racked DC]
· Carine's Bridal Atelier [Official Site]