Where to Buy a Kimono
Sunday, June 6, 2004; Page M09
Q My daughter wants to wear a kimono for a party she is having, but we're at a loss as to where we can buy a reasonably priced one or have it made. Any suggestions?
Barbara Falkenstine, Leesburg
AA few. First, try Ginza (1721 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-331-7991). It has a wide variety of authentic kimonos starting at $60 for cotton and going as high as $400 for some of their silk varieties. You'll also find all sorts of treasures, including vintage kimonos, at Arise (6925 Willow St. NW, 202-291-0770), located in a 15,000-square-foot warehouse; prices range from $36 to $2,000. Online, you can find them for as little as $28 at www.asianideas.com. And if you don't know how to wear your buy, visit Industre Ozuki (1025 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, 202-342-7591), a high-end Japanese salon that specializes in kimono dressing and Japanese hairstyles. Sara Switzer
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