I was a little concerned last year when I heard that Burberry was leaving the home it had known on Connecticut Avenue for 30 years. But fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised when I went over to discover its new location at CityCenterDC. This relatively new area in the heart of downtown Washington seems to have mastered the 3 R’s: residential, restaurants and my favorite…retail.
Since last summer, I’ve watched this area grow and it’s become quite the shopping mecca. Joining Burberry are some great stores including Hugo Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo, Vince and Allen Edmunds to name a few. It’s great to know that Washingtonians do not have to venture out of the city to experience fine shopping. In addition, the bustling spot is also a great place to eat once your shopping marathon is finished.
I love downtown DC and on a recent early morning took the opportunity to walk around the Center. Since it’s spring, I chose a light colored bluish grey suit. A darker blue paisley tie and lapel flower seem to pop against the suit color when contrasted against the crisp whiteness of my shirt and pocket square. Lighter color suits with dark accent pieces work well this time of year. The entire look is with the exception of the lapel pin is by Hugo Boss. Lapel pin is by Hook & Albert.
I had previously spent some time at CityCenterDC during the winter for the lighting of the Center’s Christmas tree last December. The lighting featured a stunning tree with live entertainment and attendees were encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for the benefit of the DC Central Kitchen, a truly fantastic community event but very chilly.
Since it was a beautiful spring day, it was the perfect chance to really walk around the area. Actually it was probably one of the few times I wasn’t in one of the stores. Instead, I checked out the cool moving wall, watch dogs frolic in the fountains and just relaxed in the park. It really is a fascinating downtown spot.