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The Scene: Thread at Union Market

Every week, one of our photographer colleagues goes to a party for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week, photojournalist Kate Warren checked out Thread at Union Market, a pop-up retail event that lasted for three days with local business, designers and a concert by indie band the Walkmen. Want to invite a photographer to your party? Email them at

Design Army’s Pum Lefebure (center) laughs with Philip Soriano of Hugh & Crye on Nov. 30 at the Thread at Union Market pop-up. Hugh & Crye were one of 30 retailers featured at the three-day shopping event.


Patterns and mixed prints were the trend du jour in keeping warm and stylish at the Walkmen concert. Alyssa Bell, Amanda Mattos, Zak Stutman, and Anne Simmons enjoy beers and laugh before the show’s start.


Menswear designer Eliot Payne smiles over the perfect pair of pants with girlfriend Alicia Guidi. The couple shopped at Mutiny DC (pictured) and other small businesses that were there for the retail pop-up.


Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered (right) poses with his son Julian Boilen at the Walkmen concert. The show was the farewell concert for a band regarded as one of DC’s most beloved and nationally acclaimed acts, and drew a diverse crowd of music fans.


Movers and shakers in DC’s creative community came out in force to celebrate the event. Artist Kelly Towles (left) chats with jewelry designer Cameron Archer of St. Clair and Gordy’s Pickle Jar founder Sarah Gordon, from left. Mitchell West (far right) laughs with his wife Morgan Hungerford West of Pandahead, a local creative agency and magazine.


New Columbia Distillers founders Michael Lowe, left, and John Uselton sell cocktails with their Green Hat Gin.


Sarah Stevenson and Brian Chamowitz chat in the St. Clair shop.


Terry Brown, CEO of EDENS (the development company behind Union Market and Threads), and Jodie McLean, EDENS president and CIO, laugh together at the VIP reception.


The Walkmen lead singer Hamilton Leithauser lead the band in what may be one of their final shows. The band has announced an indefinite hiatus after their concert in Philadelphia on Dec. 4.

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