GM has heard that two new stores may soon come to Georgetown: CB2 and something called “Calvin Klein Underwear.’
CB2 is a “younger and hipper” version of its parent store: Crate and Barrel. It leans towards more modern furniture than the parent store.
The store’s move to Georgetown is not final yet. EastBanc is currently negotiating with CB2 for the store to move into 3307 M St., next to the temporary Georgetown public library space. They are cautiously optimistic that a deal can be struck and the store opened in 2011.
As for the second store, GM can’t say he has ever heard of it, and frankly wonders why we need a whole store dedicated to underwear. According to the company’s website, there is only one other such store in America (in Soho, New York). (Oddly there are over a dozen of them in Hong Kong alone).
According to the rumor, this store would move into where the Body Shop is at 3207 M St. GM reached out to the building’s owner, Axent Realty, for confirmation but did hear anything in response.
So what do you think? CB2 would be a nice addition, particularly since it is moving into empty space. GM is indifferent to the other possibility. Sure, he has never stepped foot in the Body Shop, and that store is pretty emblematic of the bland mallification of Georgetown, but really? A whole store just for underwear?