Thread fashion event returns to Union Market April 4-6

After a successful first outing at Union Market in the winter, the shopping event Thread is returning to the Northeast D.C. market April 4-6 with a new batch of retailers that have less to do with fashion than with embracing a fully sartorial lifestyle.


Menswear designer Eliot Payne and  girlfriend Alicia Guidi at Thread at Union Market on Nov. 30.   (Photo by Kate Warren for The Washington Post).

Scheduled to set up at Union Market's dedicated Dock 5 space is L.A.-by-way-of-D.C. label Durkl, Atlanta prep stars Sid and Ann Mashburn (whose wares seem made for the average Russell or Hart building office dweller), Emerson Fry and Maggy Frances.

But there's also a  showroom and a gallery for Brook Bronner, an artist; Third + Grace, a custom chair upholstery shop; Culture Baby, an online shop with globally inspired products for children; Harry’s, which sells shave kits with a vintage bent; and Politics and Prose, which will sell books selected to fit the fashion-forward theme. They join a handful of retailers who are returning this go-round, including leather-goods makers Moore and Giles; skincare seller Follain; Saint Clair Jewelry; menswear retailer Mutiny; Scarpa; and Anthom.

Thread at Dock 5, 1-7 p.m. April 4; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 5; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6, 1309 Fifth St. NE. www.unionmarketdc.com/thread.

Lavanya Ramanathan is a professional eater/drinker/thinker for Weekend and the Going Out Guide. University of Texas. Northwestern University. Rap fan.
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