French Designer, Lilith, Opening 3rd US Store in CityCenter

via Lilith

From a press release:

“Bertwood Realty is pleased to announce the signing of an 1,100 square foot, 10-year lease for the French clothier, Lilith to City Center D.C.. The store will open before Xmas.

Lilith brings together art and fashion. Known for its offbeat fabric blend and mixtures of non-traditional colors, its collection is part novelty, part restraint, part eccentricity, providing ample opportunities for customers to make their own statements with unique combinations. With over 300 specialty stores carrying its collections in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, this marks Lilith’s third U.S. location—the other two are Soho and San Francisco.”

You can see their collections here.

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  • I Dont Get It

    Does City Center really exist? I don’t know anyone who has been there. I think it’s like that “Silver Line” hoax.

    • I’ve been there multiple times. Even though I can’t afford most of the items from the retailers, I’ve eaten at each of the restaurants, and love popping in for Dolcezza or a cookie now from Milk Bar. There were probably close to 2,000 people there for their Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday too.

  • city centre is a weird place for DC, definitely. the dining options are nice/relatively affordable, but, for the life of me, I don’t know who’s keeping the retail afloat…I’ve walked by many of the shops on multiple occasions and stopped in a few. I’ve never seen anyone in Arc’teryx, the employee to client ratio at paul stewart is consistently 15:1 and the same goes for almost all the rest, Gucci, loro piano, etc…strange place, indeed – it was festive for the tree lighting, though!

  • I think the retailers are doing really well actually. I was there before the tree lighting on Saturday and every store was packed! Never seen so many people with Hermes shopping bags before. Considering that it’s one of the most expensive stores there…that means something. That store is always so busy with people shopping. Considering Real Estate prices in DC it’s obvious that there is a lot of money in this city…I don’t understand why people are so shocked that these stores would be in the city and would do well. Almost EVERY large city/capital in the world has high-end stores like these downtown…it’s about time DC got them.

    • i’m not arguing that it’s nice to have them – all i’ll do is window shop but I appreciate the beautiful things for sale.

      using the night of the Christmas tree lighting to show how busy the place is isn’t really a good line of argument for obvious reasons…I’ve NEVER seen 10% of the number of people out for the lighting shopping any other “non-event” night of the week.

      and, if you’ve been to many large cities/capitals in the world, then you’ll recognize that DC is kind of odd compared to it’s counterparts. I mean, all we really do in the city is government and non-profit. compare us to the berlins, tokyos, londons, etc. and we appear pretty quaint!

      • I agree that using that night to show how busy the place is overall is not a good line of argument…but it shows that the money is there and the people who would shop there are around. That’s also not the only Saturday I’ve seen that place packed.

        And regarding the other capitals of the world, I agree DC is very different, but nonetheless….very wealthy.

        • I go by there at least once a week, at different times of the day, and the place is dead in terms of retail activity. The cafes and restaurants seem to be a mixed bag in terms of popularity. The lines seem to be gone from Momofuko.

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