outrage
2439 18th Street, NW

We spoke about The Outrage opening last week. Thanks to a reader for an update and word that they are doing well!

“we founded The Outrage as a way to channel our feelings and connect with others who support equality and smash limits, stereotypes, and barriers.

fashion allows you to express yourself and start a conversation. so let’s stop the patriarchy and change the system.

we welcome you to express your outrage. we won’t tell you to smile.

About Our Stuff

we only partner with vendors that use ethical production practices.
we donate at least 15% of the profit from every purchase to a women’s empowerment organization.
we love partnering with and hearing from inspiring people. email: [email protected]

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Holding strong into the night:

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gussini-popville
14th between Irving and Park Road, NW

A sources says it it so. Stay tuned for confirmation. Staples closed in DC USA back in March of last year. Here’s who we hoped would take over the space

Gussini’s website says:

“GUSSINI FASHION was founded With a vision of becoming a neighborhood boutique. GUSSINI FASHION grew to over 10 stores. We have over 10 locations and are one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S.

GUSSINI FASHION offers a wide assortment of clothing for juniors and plus sizes, as well as an extensive shoe collection. GUSSINI FASHION is about bringing you the very latest in new fashions and styles and our assortment is constantly changing. So, if you see something you like you better grab it quick or you may miss out!

GUSSINI FASHION has also been a pioneer in attractive, well-fitting apparel for plus sizes. We firmly believe that every woman, regardless of shape or size, should enjoy fun, fashionable, and feminine clothing at an affordable price.

GUSSINI FASHION is headquartered in Bladensburg, MD.”

all-in-service
Photo by PoPville flickr user William E Heaton IV

Huge growth since we first posted about All In Service DC on December 29th – nice!

From a press release:

“Launched at the end of 2016, All In Service DC organizes over 50 Washington, DC service businesses to donate profits from inauguration weekend to local service organizations. The 50 plus businesses are as diverse as the city, such as new-to-town Momofuku CCDC and longstanding Cafe Saint-Ex. A furniture store, Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & whatnot, and Logan 14 Aveda Salon & Spa have joined too.

“We invite all of DC’s business to join this amazing effort to demonstrate commitment to community,” says Alaina Dyne, All In Service DC co-creator. “We’d love to see the entire DC service industry participate to show our commitment to hospitality and community, when we’re serving hundreds of thousands of visitors. This inauguration weekend, eat and drink in DC for good.”

All In Service DC’s goals are both to fundraise for local service organizations and also to provide an opportunity for service workers throughout the city to contribute to their community, while they are working the inauguration weekend. (more…)

outrage
former Violet Boutique space at 2439 18th Street, NW

The Outrage’s website says:

“during childhood, limits did not exist. we hosted cooking shows, made chemistry labs in the kitchen, built amusement parks in the backyard, held our own on football and soccer fields, and put on numerous art shows and plays. as grown-ups, we mostly have fun too, filling our days with playful antics, serious conversations, and incessant brainstorming. but adulthood also threw us face-to-face with senseless limitations. and we can’t help but feel outraged.

outraged that on average a woman still makes $0.78 to a white man’s $1.00 – and for black women that number is $0.63 and for hispanic women $0.54.

outraged that stereotypes about women in science are ingrained early.

outraged that fear of sexual assault is all too common and that perpetrators are rarely brought to justice.

outraged that paternal leave is virtually unheard of.

outraged that women-led companies receive a tiny fraction of venture capital funding.

we founded The Outrage as a way to channel our feelings and connect with others who support equality and smash limits, stereotypes, and barriers.

fashion allows you to express yourself and start a conversation. so let’s stop the patriarchy and change the system.

we welcome you to express your outrage. we won’t tell you to smile.

About Our Stuff

we only partner with vendors that use ethical production practices.
we donate at least 15% of the profit from every purchase to a women’s empowerment organization.
we love partnering with and hearing from inspiring people. email: [email protected]

jenni-bick
1300 Connecticut Ave, NW

This is the former Riccardi Clothier space that closed back in March of 2015.

Update on the Jenni Bick “opening in about two weeks” status in Dupont from GTMARCHITECTS:

“GTM Architects, an award-winning residential and commercial architectural firm, recently announced that it designed the first brick and mortar retail space for Jenni Bick Fine Custom Journals at 1300 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The formerly online only handmade journal business is moving into the Dupont Circle location previously occupied by Riccardi Clothier.

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courtesy GTMARCHITECTS

GTM Architects Partner Clare Marino and Project Coordinator Lauren Pacheco worked with owners Jenni and Robby Bick to create a space that accentuates the products, which include personalized, handmade and custom journals, notebooks and albums. Marino and Pacheco kept the organic and natural design aesthetic of the online store by incorporating a neutral, modern décor in the retail space that includes wood shelves, hardwood flooring and light-colored walls. Extensive shelving will showcase an array of colorful merchandise, while freestanding tables and shelves provide a place for seasonal and specialty items. Customers can review the products, select fonts and text for personalization, and watch the embossing process. (more…)

target-bethesda
6831 Wisconsin Ave

Thanks to a reader for sending the photo. Target’s website says:

“2017 store openings
March
Bethesda, MD

Located at The Shops of Wisconsin.
Approx. 35,500 sq. ft.
Merchandise includes men’s, women’s and kids’ apparel and accessories, toys, sporting goods, fresh, grab-and-go groceries and meal solutions, a health and beauty assortment, curated home assortment with a focus on décor pieces, and portable technology accessories.
Services offered: Pharmacy and Order Pick-up.”

For comparison the Target in Columbia Heights is 180,000 square feet.

avenue-jack
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Thanks to Jake for sending word from Avenue Jack’s closing announcement:

“I thought you should know right away: my experiment in upscale-casual men’s clothing is coming to an end soon. Avenue Jack is closing for good in early-2017.

The good news is, we’ve got some amazing sales going on, including 30% off everything in the store this week.

The bad news is, you’ll have to go back to shopping online or at one of those other, less-cool stores in town. And I’m super sorry about that.

We had an amazing run and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting a small, locally-owned business. Dale and I certainly had a ball picking out our eclectic mix of casual clothes, accessories, and gifts, and I still believe we were on to something great. Heck, The Washington Post, the City Paper, Metro Weekly, Tagg, Washingtonian, and many other publications agreed that we created something special.

And so did you! And thank you so much for that.

But it all comes down to traffic. Unfortunately, the level doesn’t justify our rent. And while we enjoyed a brisk holiday business last month, it would be financially imprudent to wait to see if people eventually find us the rest of the year.”

copenhaver
1621 Connecticut Ave, NW

And, incidentally, thanks to another reader for sending word about Copenhaver reopening:

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