I paid a visit to Sterling & Burke's new store in Georgetown this past weekend. I was like a kid in a candy store!
They have all of the SAB leather goods in the various colors (I'm still happy I went with with London Tan, but Havana looks very nice in person). The only thing they didn't have was the luggage, which they are expecting within the next week or so.
I also thoroughly enjoyed playing with the umbrellas, seeing the differences between the solid pieces and the two pieces, the classic Brigg and the golf. A whangee umbrella is now on my short list
, though I also liked the Prince of Wales very much. And the two ladies working there were happy to indulge me and to discuss the intricacies of the various goods. They were very knowledgeable, especially Susan. If they had been open back in November, I most assuredly would have ordered from them instead of dealing with SAB's crappy customer service.
Sorry I forgot to take pics (perhaps on a subsequent visit), but I'd encourage anyone near or passing through DC who wants to see the goods in person to stop by.