Release Date: Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Next Week: Crystal Couture – Show and Sale

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Maureen Higgins; mhiggins@scottcircle.com

January 29, 2013

202-207-3662, c: 443-631-5090

Next Week: Crystal Couture – Show and Sale
Arlington's Hottest Fashion Event

More Than 40 of the DC Area’s Most Stylish Boutiques and Designers Under One Roof

Free Admission, Runway Shows and Up to 50 Percent Off Designer Fashions

February 5 – 9, 2013, 6pm – 10pm

Exclusive Media Sneak Preview Tuesday, February 5 at 5pm

CRYSTAL CITY, VA — Crystal Couture – Show and Sale, the DC area’s hottest trunk sale and fashion show, returns to Crystal City next week. In its fifth year, Crystal Couture is bringing you an amazing array of more than 40 boutiques and designers from inside the beltway and beyond.

Presented by the Crystal City Business Improvement District, from February 5 – 9, 2013, Crystal Couture delivers 360 degrees of style in the 251 18th Street office building. This one-stop shopping experience allows savvy shoppers to browse discounted styles on the rack and on the runway as models showcase offerings from participating boutiques and designers. Treat yourself with sips from the bar, free makeup and hair makeovers, chats with wardrobe stylists and music from DJ Neekola.

Media are invited to preview the event on Tuesday, February 5 at 5pm.

What:

Crystal Couture – Five nights of trunk shows, runway shows, music, free snacks, free makeovers from makeup artists and hair stylists and chats with wardrobe stylists.

Click here for the schedule and daily list of participating designers and boutiques.

Where:

251 18th Street office building
METRO: Crystal City Station – Blue and Yellow Lines.

When:

Media Preview: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 5pm.
February 5 -9, 2013, 6pm – 10pm each night.

Admission:

Crystal Couture is free and open to the public.

Social Media:

Visit the Crystal Couture event page on Facebook to connect with other fashion fans. The official Twitter hashtag of the event is #CrystalCouture.

Media RSVP:

Members of the media who wish to attend the preview should contact Maureen Higgins at mhiggins@scottcircle.com or at 202-207-3662, c: 443-631-5090.

Event Phone:

Members of the public who have questions about the event should call 703-412-9430.

Photos:

Images from last year’s event are available to download on Facebook.

Hosts:

2/5 Tuesday: Philippa PB Hughes, Pinkline Project
2/6 Wednesday: Ashley Boalch, Miss DC 2011 & Grant Harris, Image Granted
2/7 Thursday: Karen Sommer Shalett, former editor-in-chief of DC magazine
2/8 Friday: Sarah Fraser & Kate Michael of K Street Magazine
2/9 Saturday: Guy Lambert & Sunni and the City of Sunni WPGC

Click here for a full list of participants!

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About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.