Business Ins & Outs: Away Opens Thursday; Steve Madden Next Month

In: Steve Madden, Moving Prince & Princess

Steve Madden — which used to be at 3109 M St. NW but closed five years ago — will reopen in Georgetown at Wisconsin Avenue and O Street. The global shoes and fashion accessories company with reported sales in excess of $2 billion last year will push the longstanding Prince & Princess next door to 1406 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Parviz Mizrahi, co-owner of the classic sneakers and sportswear store with his sister Lida Solmen, told The Georgetowner that Steve Madden would taking over the Prince & Princess space in October. Meanwhile, the top floors on the corner building are being converted into apartments.

The Away store at 3237 M St. NW will open Thursday, Sept. 28. Courtesy Away.

In: Away Sets Up on M St.

Away, the original disruptor of the travel goods industry, is opening its first retail storefront in Georgetown at 3237 M St. NW on Thursday, Sept. 28. 

The company tells us: “With this opening, Away is the first travel brand to have a retail presence in Georgetown. The brand was eager to invest in the market not only for its rich history, culture, and a strong sense of community, but also because Georgetown serves as a major travel hub for residents, students, and visitors alike. In the new store, visitors will be able to shop the brand’s beloved line-up of travel and everyday essentials, including its recently redesigned iconic Classic suitcases, its popular Flex assortment of expandable luggage, the new Transit Bags with luxe leather & canvas components, and much more.”

Away operates 15 stores across the U.S. and Canada — and in London. More storefronts are set to open in 2023 and 2024, including a second Boston location next month.

In: Curated by Cecilia

Curated by Cecilia opened last week at 1259 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Inspired by Cecilia Cassini’s keen eye and passion for fashion, extensive retail buying and personalized styling experience, the boutique carries a variety of brands. Upstairs, there are the season’s event wear and high-end gowns. Get curated yourself: One-on-one appointments with Cecilia are available.



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