Fashionable Life: Boutique District Blooms

by Editorial

Georgetown’s Sip & Sample one-day sale showcases established fashionable brands.
By Allison Priebe Brooks

(Photo by Richmond Square Photos)

Old Town Alexandria has its own wildly successful Boutique District, so as not to be outdone this week Georgetown Boutique District will launch its own inaugural event Wednesday, April 18th:  The Georgetown Sip & Sample Sale.

The Georgetown Boutique District, a fresh new conglomerate of fashionable brands in and around Georgetown, is hosting the inaugural Georgetown Sip & Sample Sale, a shopping event with markdowns, cocktails, catering by Neyla, live jazz and prize giveaways including VIP tickets to the Virginia Gold Cup and a weekend at The Inn at Perry Cabin.

Jaclyn Mason, owner of Charm Georgetown, created the concept of Georgetown Sip & Sample with a mission to showcase and spotlight established fashionable brands around Georgetown. Mason is a veteran vendor of the beloved District Sample Sale and she wanted to have a special sale while DSS took a one-season hiatus. The event, sponsored by Washington Life Magazine, will bring affordability and accessibility to these fashionable brands at huge savings.

Local Mixologist Joseph Ambrose, the official 2012 ARTINI “Critics’ Choice” winner, will craft specialty cocktails named after fashion icons for this exclusive event with Stellina di Notte Prosecco and Bulleit Bourbon.  Exciting prize giveaways will include items from each of the participating vendors, gift certificates to salon and spas in Georgetown, stays at luxury hotels, free tickets to the Shakespeare Theatre, and more. In addition to Washington Life magazine, sponsors include Bulleit Bourbon, Stellina Di Notte Prosecco, St.-Germain, Chouquette Chocolates & Confections, Georgetown Cupcake, Rush Hour Printing, and DC Jazz Fest.

Sip & Sample will include deeply discounted merchandise from such boutiques as:
Charm Georgetown
Ella Rue
Julia Farr
Lilly Pulitzer signature shop – The Pink Palm
Love Rocks
Queen Bee Designs
Ruth Barzel Jewelry
Sherman Pickey
Sissy Yates
Stella and Dot
Urban Chic

The shopping extravaganza will take place at the Letelier Theater’s Georgetown Courtyard, behind Café Milano at 3251 Prospect Street, NW. VIP shopping ($50 per ticket with two giveaway raffles) will begin at 3 pm, and general admission ($25 per ticket with 1 giveaway raffle) at 5 pm. The event will conclude at 9 pm. Tickets can be purchased here. A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The price of admission includes live music, cocktails, delicious food and a raffle ticket for a dozen great giveaways.

For local Georgetown establishments looking to get involved, contact Fran Holuba at

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