Home-grown style: Where to find fashions from D.C. designers

Some creative entrepreneurs are choosing the District as a launchpad into the fashion industry, despite cash-strapped customers, limited resources and a recession that has left the cityscape dotted with empty storefronts. Go behind the scenes with some of the city's most promising design talents.
Sunday, August 22, 2010

The offerings from Artistic Aya, Hugh & Crye and Treasury are a sampling of the independent fashion finds available to local shoppers. To see more homegrown design, browse jewelry and clothing at these area boutiques:

Caramel: 1603 U St. NW, 202-265-1930

Covet: 5140 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-247-9797

Ginger: 7114 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 301-664-9242

Green & Blue: 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-223-6644

Hysteria: 125 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, 703-548-1615

Lettie Gooch: 1517 U St. NW, 202-332-4242

Metamorphosis Wardrobe & Accessories: 811 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, 301-588-8901

Mia Gemma: 933 F St. NW, 202-393-4367

Muleh: 1831 14th St. NW, 202-667-3440

Nana: 1528 U St. NW, 202-667-6955

Nido: 1425 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-5445

Periwinkle: 1557 Potomac Greens Dr., Alexandria, 703-519-5242; 4150 Campbell Ave., Arlington, 703-379-5242

Poppy: 3235 P St. NW, 202-290-1377

Redeem: 1734 14th St. NW, 202-332-7447

Silk & Burlap: 112 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 240-344-4173

Smash Records: 2314 18th St. NW, 202-387-6274

Upstairs on 7th: 555 12th St. NW, Lobby, 301-351-8308

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