brands such as J.Crew, Shoshanna, Diane
von Fürstenberg and Theory.
Founded in Arlington by fashionista
Carmen Lopez, the boutique has grown
since its first store was opened in 2007. It
currently has four locations in the D.C. metro
area and a website allowing customers to
buy and sell their items online. The front of
the store features new items hand-picked
by Lopez, while the back of the store
exhibits gently worn consignments.
“Condition is No. 1,” DeSanto says. “No.
2 would be currency of the item—things
preferably bought within the past two years,
and things that are currently on trend.”
7220 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda,
PLACE TO BUY LINGERIE
Sisters Cyla Weiner and Helen kestler believe
there are six types of bras every woman needs
in her wardrobe: a strapless bra, a T-shirt bra, a
sports bra, a sexy bra, a spa bra and a specialty
bra for dresses with tricky straps.
eight out of 10 women wear the wrong
bra size, and the sisters are here to help:
Since opening their lingerie store in 1975,
they have offered personalized fittings to
mothers, breast-surgery patients, brides-to-be and local celebrities—including
former first lady Nancy Reagan.
“We’ve developed what we call our
S-Factor—a Sylene makeover,” Weiner
says. “We try to get what is right for you at
this particular time of your life.”
If you’re looking for that perfect fit,
check out the diverse selection of lingerie,
colorful, cup-sized swimwear and intimate
accessories available at Sylene, which in
addition to being a readers’ favorite this year
was a “Best of Bethesda” winner in 2007.
4407 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase,
Other top vote-getter: underwraps
Boutique offers a mix
of consignment items.
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