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WASHINGTON’S FIFTH AVENUE A guide to holiday shopping at CityCenterDC B Y E R I C A M O O D Y | I L L U S T R AT I O N B Y J O E Y P R U I T T
ith 28 stores and restaurants open and nine more on the way, CityCenterDC is becoming our very own luxury shopping district, on par with Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles or New York’s Fifth Avenue. Some of Washington’s style setters gave us their thoughts on the new development, plus their top picks for winter shopping in the sophisticated heart of downtown.
PAMELASORENSEN Founder, Pamela’s Punch CityCenter brings such a distinct mix of luxury retail and restaurant to Washington. It’s a shopping and dining destination for locals as well as visitors. They go the extra mile and make it special during the holidays with extravagant yet tasteful decor, as well as outdoor events. GO-TO SHOPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Kate Spade and Burberry are two classic brands where I will always find something to purchase — in case anyone’s looking for gift ideas for me! Anyone? My puppy Frasier Simone would love something stylish from Burberry! I am such a fan of the huge Hermès location, which is now the ONLY place you can get their products in this area. And I immediately went for Vince and Zadig & Voltaire; it’s always interesting to see what these boutiques have in our own market versus others. I think they were successful in “getting” Washington’s style.
Zadig & Voltaire suede clutch, $360
Hermes vintage silk scarf, $300
Style Blogger, A Lacey Perspective CityCenter has added a shoppers dream location in the heart of the D.C. I can’t help but walk into Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Kate Spade and Vince every time I am in the area
Vince wool coat, $815
NEXTPURCHASE? Definitely a coat from Vince to keep me warm through the winter. Or the iconic Burberry trench. 18
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