Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser,01 Nov. 2004, 09:51
Although their prices are not the lowest, Filene's Basement gets my vote for their excellent stock, which is constantly replenished. Â I have gotten into the habit of visiting the two good FB stores in D.C. (Connecticut Avenue and Mazza Gallerie) every Saturday. Â I am a sick, sick man. Â
Ambulance Chaser - What's the best D.C. area Filenes? Â I just went to one location - the National Press Building, I think, one actually seemed to be in the basement - and was not that impressed (the stuff was ok but bland, and the prices didn't seem rock-bottom at all too me). Â Are the two other locations better?
The Filene's Basement in the National Press Building is by far the worst of the three, although I did find a Brioni formal vest and Ralph Lauren Purple Label cashmere sweater there. Â My favorite is the Connecticut Avenue store, which is located 1/2 block north of the Farragut North metro station (L Street exit just past the Mayflower hotel). Â The entire second floor is devoted to mens' clothing. Â Suit selection is great -- lots of Oxxford, Corneliani, and Hickey-Freeman -- and they regularly get shipments from Barney's, Mitchell's, and other high-brow stores. Â Tailored clothing I have seen there includes Kiton, Brioni, Belvest, Oxxford, and Canali; sportswear includes Armani, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana. Â (They just recently got a shipment of Vivienne Westwood.) Â The Mazza Gallerie store, located at the Friendship Heights metro station (Maryland exit), gets similar merchandise, but the suit selection is a lot poorer.