Shop for a cause; early fall buys

Tickets are on sale for the fall District Sample Sale on Sept. 26. The shopping event features more than 20 clothing and shoe boutiques (including Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg and 7 For All Mankind) selling their end-of-season wares at deeply discounted prices, with some previewing their upcoming season looks with special sale prices. The evening’s agenda also includes a fashion-focused silent auction, a raffle, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, hair and makeup stations, and a Georgetown Cupcake dessert bar. Profits go to WEAVE (Washington Empowered Against Violence), which helps victims of domestic abuse. 5:30-6:30 p.m. VIP hour, general admission 6:30-9 p.m. General admission tickets $40, VIP tickets $100 (includes goodie bag).
1919 M St. NW.

On Friday, join the fight against breast cancer at Bloomingdale’s Fit for the Cure event. Receive a complimentary fitting for a Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra. For every woman who participates (no purchase necessary), Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 5400 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-654-7600.

A shopper tries on shoes at the fall 2010 District Sample Sale. (Abby Greenawalt)

Give your fall wardrobe a head start at South Moon Under. Save 20 percent when you spend more than $150. For online purchases, use code “FALL20” and you’ll get free shipping, as well. Sale ends Monday. See for addresses and hours of stores in Maryland and Virginia.

Janet Bennett Kelly