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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.

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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:

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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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