shop local: holiday clothes

A couple of days ago, we shined the spotlight on 14th & U streets’ great places to find gifts. Now, if you are really clever, you can knock out your office holiday party outfit while also stocking up on presents. Just mix these in with our earlier recommendations (we do).

The perfect holiday garb will surely be found at:

  • Rue 14 (1803 14th Street NW, 2nd Floor) carries a mix of well-priced brands like BD Dakota and 213 Industry that are a bit edgy, but without the New York edgy price tag.
  • Lettie Gooch (1517 U Street NW) is one of our favorites because they have a wonderful, focused selection of dresses. In my mind, every women’s clothing boutique needs a deep dress section. Few do, and Lettie Gooch more than does.
  • Nana (1528 U Street NW) has more of a homespun feel. Less glam than Lettie Gooch and less edgy than Rue 14, but more personal. It feels like a very finely filtered Anthropologie with a little bit of Etsy mixed in. A lovely combination staffed by lovely people.

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