Flirty Fashions, Grandmotherly Wisdom at Lettie Gooch in Washington, DC
March 30, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, US – If “Lettie Gooch” sounds like an old-fashioned granny’s name, that’s because, well…, it is. This chic women’s fashion boutique in DC‘s U Street Corridor is named after owner Theresa Watts’s grandmother, whom she describes as an “inspiring turn-of-the century woman.” Sounds like one hip granny!
The shop takes a note from grandma with its warmth and feminine ways. Customers are greeted with a warm beverage upon arrival, and the regular series of events, classes, and personal shopping parties offers ample opportunities for female bonding. Cozy couches provide a respite from nonstop rack hunting. Plus, the stock is acquired the old-fashioned way: hand selected by the owner twice monthly.
But there are no mothballs in this stylish shop−the fashions are modern and ever-fresh. Brightly colored party dresses and the selection of premium denim (like AG Adriano Goldschmied) are highlights, with emerging and established designers gleaned from around the world and around the corner. Pieces from labels like Weston Wear and Collective Concepts are contemporary with a touch of whimsy. The latest trends are all represented, from floral and geometric prints to cut-out sweatshirts and lace-up boots.
We love coming in to pick up a complete weekend look that can be dressed up or down. The artistically displayed purses and jewelry add the finishing touches to our ensemble. If we need any assistance, we can always rely on the cheerful, personal service. And best of all: the prices are generally reasonable, so we don’t feel guilty splurging a little. Be on the lookout for deals on the sale rack at the back of the store.
And check out the website for the store’s monthly initiatives. This month, the theme is “self-care,” and the store’s blog features tips for writing in a journal, lighting candles, and eating well. Now that’s some nurturing advice that might have come from your own grandma!
Read more about Lettie Gooch in our Washington, DC Guide.