Editors' pick

Betsy Fisher

The source for clothes from such names as Shin Choi and Vivienne Tam, and sensible advice on what to wear and how to wear it.
Mon-Wed 10 am-7 pm Thu
Fri 10 am-9 pm Sat 10 am-6 pm Sun noon-4 pm
(Dupont Circle)
Dupont Circle (Red Line), Farragut North (Red Line)
202-785-1975
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Editorial Review

It's not hard to see why Betsy Fisher, the woman behind the store, has a devoted following. Attractive, personable and energetic, she steers her customers toward clothes she thinks they'll like and -- equally important -- will be flattering to them.

With a customer base of women attorneys, journalists and other business owners, Fisher offers an inventory that necessarily covers a wide range of choices ("We're not full of tiny black clothes," she jokes), which includes conservative, tailored outfits as well as trendy and stylish separates for her mostly urban clients.

Look for labels like Jenne Maag, Shin Choi, Marella and Vivienne Tam.

-- Janet Bennett