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DC Shopping Update

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Some interesting developments in DC over the weekend:

    Filene's Basement at Connecticut Avenue and Mazza Gallerie received a new shipment from Mitchell's and Richard's. Mostly dress clothing; a lot of Canali. Definitely worth checking out. Filene's is also having a suit sale. At Connecticut Avenue, there is a rack of Corneliani suits, primarily sizes 42R and 44R, discounted from $800 to $600. Not a screaming deal, but not a bad one. Mazza Gallerie has a large selection of work-appropriate Brooks Brothers ties selling for $19.99. Might be worth picking up a few, particularly in light of no sales tax for purchases under $100 through August 13.

    The F/W shipment has come in for department stores. Saks Mazza has started carrying Etro. Neiman-Marcus also carries Etro (and many of the same pieces), but unlike NM, Saks puts the entire store on sale during their seasonal closeouts. Neiman's Mazza has started carrying Kiton shoes. They are definitely drool-worthy. The price of admission to the club is not cheap: $2,250, or twice the cost of an EG special order. Whether they are worth it is for you to decide.
     
  2. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    Of course, when I have no money. Motherbootch.
     
  3. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Thanks for the report. I'll have to check out the local Saks and NM soon.
     
  4. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    The Filene's Basement at Connecticut Avenue recently received a shipment from Louis Boston. Lots of Luciano Barbera.
     
  5. summej2

    summej2 Senior member

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    Not to mention Nicky ties, a Haspel seersucker sport coat for $50, and a nice pair of JM Weston loafers; but, as usual, nothing in my size but a few pairs of socks...
     
  6. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    How much were the loafers? I'm a 10.5 - 11. :p
     
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    I can't recall, maybe $250? There were some Tramezzas and Santonis too. Mostly things were in the 10-11 range...
     
  8. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    K.. checked Filene's on Connecticut..

    Pickings were pretty slim in 44R though they did have quite a bit of Oxxford, some Canalis, Cornelianis, Zegna.. and of course HF, HSM, etc.

    Shoes - blah. One rack:

    Found Tramezza black wholecuts, 9D - 269
    JM Weston pennys in 10.5D, 269
    Santoni pennys, didn't check the prices or sizes.. basically mostly penny loafers.

    I was going to check the Mazza store but bleh, perhaps this weekend, if there's anything left.
     
  9. Artisan Fan

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    I'm jealous. Our Atlanta Filene's wouldn't know the finer brands if the Governor ordered them to. [​IMG]
     
  10. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Update: Big shipment from Barney's at all three DC Filene's Basement locations.
     
  11. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    I'll be heading to the one on Connecticut, perhaps Mazza tonight.

    Have you checked them out?

    How do you get these alerts? :p
     
  12. Hoya Saxa

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    So I was out on a training ride this weekend in Old Town Alexandria and was riding up Cameron Street. There was a building under construction maybe two blocks or so up from the river, and it had a huge poster on it that said:

    Really Nice Clothes

    Donna Lewis - Old Town

    Kiton
    Belvest
    Robert Clergerie
    (some other designers)

    Men and Women

    Open during construction.​


    There was another one that said to check out the "Donna Lewis Outlet."

    Anybody know anything about this place? A hidden gem? Would have stopped in but for the sweat and spandex ...

    Cheers,

    Hoya
     
  13. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    So I was out on a training ride this weekend in Old Town Alexandria and was rusing up Cameron Street. There was a building under construction maybe two blocks or so up from the river, and it had a huge poster on it that said:

    Really Nice Clothes

    Donna Lewis - Old Town

    Kiton
    Belvest
    Robert Clergerie
    (some other designers)

    Men and Women

    Open during construction.​


    There was another one that said to check out the "Donna Lewis Outlet."

    Anybody know anything about this place? A hidden gem? Would have stopped in but for the sweat and spandex ...

    Cheers,

    Hoya



    off of either cameron or queen? i think i've been by it, have never gone in.
     
  14. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Update: Big shipment from Barney's at all three DC Filene's Basement locations.
    Much RJ? Ballantyne? Holliday & Brown? Negrila?
     
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    off of either cameron or queen? i think i've been by it, have never gone in.

    On Cameron, between S. Fairfax and S. Royal, if I remember correctly. Should be the 300 block.

    Hoya
     
  16. kronik

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    Wonder if it's consignment...
     
  17. DuncanM

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    I just went by there to see the usual suspects. I asked the gentleman (Dwonn) working in the department but getting Oxxford. For some reason Filene's doesn't think they would sell there. He said he was trying to get them there and he may just pirate them off the Conn Ave store. He did ask for my name and number so he could call me if he can get them.
     
  18. summej2

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    The TJ Max in Crystal City (on route 1) has a number of Church's for between $80 and $150. Mostly these are summer shoes in Linen/Canvas and Suedes. Sizes ranged from UK 6 to UK 9. They also have a number of shoes from Car Shoe at around the same price. These all look to predate the Prada buy out.
     
  19. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Neiman-Marcus Last Call begins on Wednesday, January 31, and ends on Tuesday, February 6.
     
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    Neiman-Marcus Last Call begins on Wednesday, January 31, and ends on Tuesday, February 6.

    Is that at the Mazza store?

    Also, what have you found to be the better Filenes, conn. ave or mazza? I haven't been to either, but I don't have time to go between the two.
     

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