The DC Sample (DCSS) sale broke records on Monday, Sept 26 during their Fall 2011 charity and fashion event. Records were smashed in many categories: attendance, participating fashion boutiques, caterers and, most importantly funds raised to support Weave – a local Washington non-profit against violence.
More than 20 city top boutiques attracted over 700 style-hungry fashionistas to a chic urban abode full of fall fashion. The concept is simple – for a mere $40 (general admission) you get to purchase high end designs for a fraction of the cost. While there you can enjoy classy complementary cocktails or bubbly, a make up session, delicious appetizers, desserts and hip tunes, a making you feel like a real celebrity.
Allison Priebe Brooks, Queen Bee Designs, is a huge supporter of DCSS. Retired from her career working on Capitol Hill, she now enjoys her true passion designing jewelry. Allison has had great success not only supporting the charities but expanding her market base showcasing her vibrant, colorful and hand made jewels.
One of the few men (at this predominately la feme crowd) representing his business was Ethan F. Drath with Sherman Pickey, featuring classic clothing with a modern edge and color! Fall colors are in, says Ethan, and purple is the color to wear!
Crowd pleaser Georgetown Cupcake sweetened up the set with sample cupcakes in variety of flavors. Watch the fall premier on TLC, Nov 11 (Katherine’s wedding episode!)
Josephine with B is for Balenciaga http://www.shopjosephine.com/ showcased her collection of shoes, framed. That’s right, Josephine says, she is mad for fashion and copes with her fashion addiction by drawing her favorite shows vs. buying them. She has come up with a shoe dictionary of her own in addition to a character collection of designer toys, jewelry and accessories. A former model, she has a true eye and passion for fashion and design for a modern girl, like yourself.
Every year the DS Sample Sale grows in popularity among fashion vendors, charity supporters and attendees. Despite market fluctuations, stagnant economy, rainy days and life’s other challenges, the event made it possible for a one-of-a-kind fashion event and a successful fundraiser. DCSS is in full planning mode for the Spring 2012 fundraiser.
In the meantime, join the staff on October 6, for the exclusive Washington premiere of the award-winning fashion documentary Dressed with the featured fashion designer, Nary Manivong, and the film director, David Swajeski. And be sure to check out all the great deals at Bethesda Row Boutique Week which runs from September 30-October 7!