Several specialty retailers have decided to buck the odds and make the nation’s capital their home. If you’re looking for an outside-the-big-box shopping opportunity, here are five places to take a peek. — Janet Bennett Kelly
Don’t be deceived by the retro men’s club ambiance at Alton Lane’s appointment-only showroom. In this third-floor Dupont Circle walk-up, Savile Row meets technology as clients step into a curtained-off area to be measured for custom suits, shirts and slacks by a body scanner. (TSA haters, take note.) Once that process is complete, humans take over to determine customer preferences, such as lapel style and fabric. Shirts begin at $89; suits at $525. 1506 19th St. NW, third floor, 202-232-2142. www.altonlane.com.Courtesy of Alton Lane
A mass skiing competition in Russia, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Northern Lights glow over Finland, former congressman John Dingell’s funeral in Washington and more images from around the world.
NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.