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Spade Giveth, and it Taketh Away

It was just last year that Kate Spade moved out of its cramped quarters on M St. to take over the space previously occupied by Juicy Culture. In its wake swam in Kate’s spunkier little sister Kate Spade Saturday, which took over the store’s old space. Well the spunkier sister isn’t sticking around: Kate Spade is killing off its Kate Spade Saturday line, including the Georgetown store. While it’s at it, its taking out the lone brother, Jack Spade, too.

This is a similar move to Ralph Lauren’s decision to kill off the Rugby line a few years ago, which also took out a Georgetown store. In both instances, the stores decided to focus on the main, more expensive, brand.

One more thing that many people don’t realize: the real Kate Spade is David Spade’s sister-in-law. True story.

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3100  block of Q St.

3100 block of Q St.

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ANC Preview: Under Armour Cometh?

There’s been much speculation that ever since Under Armour CEO and Georgetown resident, Kevin Plank, bought the old Nathans building that he’d convert the old tavern building into a flagship location of his retail store. There’s also been some hope that since the building was bought by Plank’s personal fund, and not Under Armour itself, that maybe, just maybe, he’d see fit to put something else there.

Well that hope is about extinguished. Next week at the ANC meeting, the commission will consider an application to gut the building and convert it to retail. One need not be Nostradamus to know what store will be going in there. Carol Joynt, for one, holds out a flicker of hope that Plank will construct a tavern within the retail store (he does still have the liquor license, for what it’s worth), but GM is not optimistic. We’ll know more next week. Continue reading

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  • Tour of the storied history of 1789.
  • Journalist Jonathan Chait wrote something the other day that made a lot of people angry at him. To help salve his wounds, Gawker bought him a gift certificate┬áto a Georgetown spa.

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1600 block of Wisconsin Ave.

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