Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Shop the hottest summer sales during Dog Days in MidCity

DC and summer unanimously equals sticky hotness. Rather than wither away indoors this weekend, grab your friend and/or more aptly Sparky and cool off in MidCity. The 11th annual Dog Days in MidCity is here and the neighborhood stores and restaurants are gearing up for the season’s hottest sales.

Take advantage of major markdowns on spring and summer apparel and accessories and then pamper your pooch at Green Pets before a play date at Shaw Dog Park.

DC just got a bit cooler…

Caramel, suiting DC’s professionals in work and casual wear, offers up to 75% off on summer styles and 10% on fall preview items, plus shop an ADMK trunk show from 3 – 7 p.m. with special discounts on Saturday. Located: 1603 U Street NW.

Junction is the intersection between then and now. Vintage aficionados modernize classic trends with local artisans’ jewelry. Take advantage of $5 rack and $2 bins. Located: 1510 U Street NW.

Hip hop your way to Lettie Gooch, the street chic outpost for designers such as Orion, Beth Bowley, Prairie Underground and AG Denim, for discounts as much as 90% off. The Early Bird special, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., offers 30% off on select jewelry. Play a game of hopscotch for a chance to win extra discounts starting at noon. The sidewalk sale includes 50% off selected handbags, 50 – 75% off selected denim, 30% off summer dresses and shirts, 50% off all menswear and 50 – 90% of clearance items. You will need Letti’s famous lemonade after working up a shopping sweat! Located: 1517 U Street NW.

Nana crams racks with spring and summer apparel marked down up to 50% off. Can’t leave without nabbing a vintage dress for $25 or less...and that’s why Nana was voted DC Favorite Boutique of 2010! Located: 1528 U Street NW.

Add edge to your wardrobe from Redeem. Owner Lori Parkerson stocks her 4-year-old store with independent designers such as Feral Childe, Wrath Arcane, and Kaylee Tankus. Take 25% off spring and summer apparel, plus an additional 25% off previously marked down merchandise for up to 60% off select items. Jesse Walker, designer behind REALM jewelry, will be onsite. Located: 1743 14th Street NW.

Rue 14, the creation of two former fashion insiders for Polo Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers, opens its loft space for patrons and dogs alike. Discounts on brands such as Free People, Penguin, and Gant. Located: 1803a 14th Street NW.

Treasury,another vintage haven, offers 20% off summer items (excluding jewelry) and a sidewalk bargain rack, where everything is $5. Preview the exclusive in-house line Ouroboros, handmade in DC from deadstock vintage textiles. Your ensemble is not complete without accessorizing from the LITHICS collection. You can have any ring customized to your size and finish specifications. Located: 1843 14th Street NW.

For a full list of participating stores and restaurants, visit MidCity, a business trade association promoting businesses in the U Street corridor.