Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year! Washington D.C. does holidays right and I love to explore and shop the streets of Georgetown- just outside Capella Washington D.C.’s door! To make your gift shopping a bit easier, I have some ideas and style tips just for you from a few of my favorite shops in Georgetown!
This boutique carries some of the best local designer fashions. From gold blazers to sequenced skirts and vintage necklaces, there are so many great gift options for the holidays. Owner, Paige Speyer shared with me her tip for this season: “Spice it up in the city with a wintery hat and bright scarf. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box just because you think you’re being over the top.” Paige was wearing a gorgeous teal and lapis blouse, two colors that she says are in this season!
This luxury women’s designer store is one of my favorites, especially after taking a look at their new collection of holiday dresses. After speaking with the store stylist, she shared with me that Karen Millen’s holiday styling inspiration comes from their autumn and winter fantasy story, focusing on the maximalism trend. “It is full bodied romance of a dark and tough nature with a penchant for extravagant decoration and embellishment, intricate baroque patterns, and laces that are heavily beaded in deep colors.” Their new fashion line is perfect for all holiday dressing and embodies the maximalist trend for your holiday wardrobe.
Each year for the holidays, Jack Spade features a table in their store with unique gift ideas for men. This year, they are featuring a vintage throwback game: a miniature ping pong table! Jack Spade also carries a variety of great outerwear pieces that can be spiced up a notch with a Santa hat for Christmas. When speaking with the store manager, he told me that they try to focus on classic sensibility with a quirky twist. What also impressed me was the lifetime quality of their wax cotton jackets… great gift for the men this season!
Don’t forget to ask your Personal Assistant about Capella D.C.’s resident stylist, April Yvonne. April has exclusive relationships with some of the most upscale fashion labels like Burberry, Christian Dior, Elie Tahari and upscale retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Particularly for the holidays, April can provide you and your guests with personal fashion and shopping advice and services, including private after-hour shopping excursions and bringing fashion selections based on your individual preferences right to the hotel!
Where do you like to go Christmas shopping in Georgetown?