Fashion fiends, brace yourself: The next few weeks bring all sorts of events for the sartorially minded, including this weekend’s opening celebrations for the area’s first C. Wonder store and a hipster eyeglass brand that will be circling the District in a bus made to look like a dapper man cave.
The eyewear brand — known for its logo-free, charmingly nerdy frames that ring up under $100 — is rolling through D.C. through Nov. 25 in a school bus outfitted with vintage books, wood paneling and leather sofas. Guests can pop in and try on frames for new glasses or sunnies. Find it at Union Station through Thursday for a little post-voting retail therapy; at M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown (Nov. 9-11, Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 23-25); or Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building (Nov. 13-15).
The New York-based palace of prep (owned, famously, by Tory Burch’s ex-husband) sells everything from ballet flats to luggage to housewares in various candy shades. The retailer’s Tysons Corner Center location celebrates its grand opening Saturday and Sunday with DJs, treats and gift card giveaways for the first 150 customers each day. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Hu’s Wear Inaugural Salon
Let’s talk inauguration. Too soon? You may remember (and regret) 2009’s collective mad dash for inaugural formalwear; this year, you can get a jump on the shopping at Hu’s Wear in Georgetown, which, along with Dom Perignon and the high end Los Angeles vintage shop Decades, is hosting a kind of inaugural store-within-a-store with items from edgy designers such as Yigal Azrouel and vintage pieces. The salon will be open to shoppers Thursday through Nov. 30 during regular store hours. (Dom, naturally, will be readily available for those who need liquid refreshment while considering the price tag on vintage Dior.)
Azza Fahmy Trunk Show
If you’re in the market for some real hardware for the holidays (the kind that doesn’t involve standing in line for hours at the Apple store), drop in on the trunk show Nov. 15 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown for chunky gold and silver wares by Egyptian jewelry designer Azza Fahmy, whose pieces have been sported by Rihanna (prices range from $250 to $6,000). The event runs from 8 to 10 p.m.