The District Sample Sale: Dashing of the Doyennes

Project Beltway

Ladies, start scraping the change from the between the sofa cushions.

The Fall District Sample Sale is back, and if the Spring event was any indicator, the event on September 12 from 6-9 p.m. is going to be HUGE.

WHAT: The Fall 2007 District Sample Sale: Think SoHo/TriBeCa warehouse event meets Super Saturday. Local boutiques set up booths with their end-of-season and fall-preview items at insanely fantastic prices; local fashionistas of all ages and social strata leave with that contented I-scored-a-Phillip-Lim-dress-on-the-cheap-and-did-something-good-for-charity glow.

WHEN: September 12 from 6-9 p.m. at 3307 M Street (the old Staples space) in Georgetown.

HOW/COST: Tickets go on sale August 23 at 10:00 a.m. $40 gets you a general admission ticket before the event (show up to get in the line early), $55 gets you in the evening-of (but it’ll probably be sold out), $100 guarantees you a coveted VIP pass that lets you and 99 other savvy shoppers into the sale a full hour early, as well as a couture goodie bag and limited-edition tee. They’re only issuing 100 passes. WORTH IT.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK: Read up on the Spring event here and here. Catherine Andrews (accompanied by a somewhat overwhlemed male colleague) also had a great report.

WHY: All event profits will be donated to Miriam’s House, the Washington-based organization that provides shelter and assistance to women infected with HIV and their families. The first two events yielded $10,000 (Fall 2006, Suited for Change) and $11,400 (Spring 2007, S.O.M.E. Place for Kids).
…And because you want to get your photo taken, meet some of the most fashionable women in the city, and fill your closet with gorgeous clothes.

EXTRA AWESOME: Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton will spin during the VIP hour–hot. Occasions Catering (only one of the best caterers in the city) will fill our bellies like they did last year; this year they’ll be joined by local faves Nage, Morton’s, and M Street Renaissance. Bare Foot Cellars will provide wine & Snow Queen Vodka will be on hand with vodka that quite frankly tastes like magic.

See you there….and hands off my Loeffler Randalls.

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