On Dec. 8 and 9, the Potomack Company will auction off 250 rugs, including Aubussons and Oushaks, and the majority are expected to go for less than $1,000. See the rugs online beginning Dec. 1 or preview them at the auction house. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3-7. Auction begins Dec. 8 at 10 a.m., Dec. 9 at noon. 526 N. Fayette St., Alexandria. 703-684-4550. www.potomackcompany.com .
Massimo Dutti, Zara’s more sophisticated cousin, has opened its second U.S. store in Georgetown. The Spanish brand carries clothing, accessories and jewelry for men and women with prices from $25 to $500. Keep your eye out for leather bomber jackets, chunky cable-knit sweaters and good-looking ankle boots. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. 1220 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-944-8780. www.massimodutti.com.
Shop for new and gently used collectibles, kitchenware, clothes, books, DVDs and artwork at the Friends of Patuxent’s Wildlife Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 1. 9 a.m.-
4 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5772. www.friendsofpatuxent.org.
At Hitched Salon’s White Thursday pop-up event at the Westin Georgetown, choose from 30 sample-sale bridal gowns in like-new condition. All are $1,500, which represents markdowns of 50 to 85 percent. Nov. 29. 5-8 p.m. Presidential suite, 2350 M St. NW. 202-333-6162. See the gowns at www.hitchedsalon.com .