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Kit & Ace Coming to Georgetown

December 8, 2015

EastBanc, Inc. and Jamestown LP have announced that Kit & Ace, the innovative clothier of men’s and women’s technical cashmere attire, signed a 10-year lease to occupy the 6,500-square-foot retail space at 3263 M Street NW.

Located in the Levi’s Store retail space, this will be Kit & Ace’s third DC-area location with plans to occupy the Georgetown site in first quarter 2016 with a grand opening slated for this summer.

With the mantra “feel as good as you look, coffee time to closing time,” Kit & Ace clothing is geared for active lifestyles with fabrics that are the best of both worlds; comfortable and practical, stylish and luxurious.

Store founders Shannon Wilson and JJ Wilson, were inspired by the practicality and wearability of Lululemon Athletica products (JJ Wilson’s father, Chip Wilson, is the founder of the renowned yoga clothing company Lululemon and Shannon is Chip’s wife).

The brand’s mission is to provide people with apparel that allows them to do their most important tasks throughout the day; its trademarked “technical cashmere” design incorporates easy care, and chic cozy trends into one thoughtfully crafted product.

“We are pleased that exciting new brands such as Kit & Ace continue to seek out Georgetown as a prime retail location,” said Philippe Lanier, vice president of EastBanc. “The brand adds to the fabric of the retail district, embracing a trend that appeals to an active customer who desires a combination of cutting fashion, comfort and function.  We believe this brand will appeal to the diverse demographic of Washington. We are delighted to have Kit and Ace join the Georgetown Renaissance portfolio, and the revolutionary brand will fit perfectly into this upscale DC shopping district.”


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Tasting at Dumbarton Series: An Early American Christmas Dec. 10

December 1, 2015

Dumbarton House invites you to attend An Early American Christmas, a special food history talk and tasting, part of their fall Tasting at Dumbarton Series, on December 10 from 6:00 -9:00 pm.  

Learn about the traditions that have shaped how Americans have celebrated Christmas over time, from the Colonial days, to the age of the new republic, to the Victorian days. You'll discover that Puritans deemed Christmas Day as the perfect day to butcher hogs whereas those on the plantations in the South celebrated with food, music, dancing and games. The history of those notable Christmas candies, cakes, breads, drinks, and cookies will, of course be included in this culinary journey of the Christmas holiday. Participants will have the chance to taste an original version of a sugarplum, a Twelfth Night cake, a classic Christmas cookie, and for a beverage, spiced wassail!

Members $15; Nonmembers $20

To purchase tickets, please click here.

Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.


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Birchbox Pops Up in Rent the Runway

November 19, 2015

Step into the Birchbox mini-boutique, inside Georgetown's Rent the Runway, to try out beauty products, "BYOB" ("Build Your Own Birchbox"), and gets tips from makeup artists.

This is Birchbox's second-ever physical location.

Rent the Runway is located at 3336 M Street in Georgetown.

 


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