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Boutique Streak

by Jennifer Sergent, Tobey Ward and Amanda Ziadeh | DC magazine | October 29, 2012

Once again, the DC area gets stocked with more of the country’s hottest shops.

Tailored Traditions
Georgetown just keeps getting mens-ier. GANT joins the crowd with the late November opening of its newest locale, just in time for cold weather plaids and Ivy League fads. The American sportswear brand pioneered button-downs and locker loops and now, design chief Michael Bastian offers togs that make your style—and collar—pop. With 2,000 square feet, GANT is bringing all three of its famed collections to town. 3239 M St., us.‌gant.‌com

Wonders Never Cease
Perhaps you’ve heard of the controversy surrounding the former Mr. and Mrs. Tory Burch over the wildly popular new store C. Wonder? Well, now it’s time to see for yourself what’s causing all the drama, as the prep-tastic playground throws open its eighth outpost at Tysons Corner on Nov. 3. Ringing in at 5,400 square feet, the supersized space will be soaked in the brand’s signature graphic prints and perpetual pops of color. But local socials will delight in more than just the decor. C. Wonder offers everything from chic, crisp blazers to bamboo nesting bowls, all with a dash of irreverence, as well as monogramming and embroidery capabilities. cwonder.‌com

Down to Size
The much-beloved Spanx contingent is coming to town with its first-ever boutique, expected to open this month at Tysons Corner. Ladies–and men!–will be able to browse its signature range of standout unmentionables with hands-on (or off) help for a chicer, sleeker silhouette. Also, expect to find the shapely brand’s new skirts, dresses, tops and leggings on the racks and stacks. spanx.‌com