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Press Release

Release Date: Jan 6, 2009

Layers and Vintage and Beads, Oh My!

CONTACT: Angela Fox, 703-412-9430

Layers and Vintage and Beads, Oh My!
Crystal Couture Announces Fashion Partners

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) today unveiled its first fashion partners for Crystal Couture, a fortnight of fun and fashion in the heart of Crystal City February 13-28.  More fashion partners will be announced in the coming weeks.

The BID is collaborating with fashion maven Katherine Glorioso of Gossip on 23rd, Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group, and DC Magazine to stage two style-filled weeks of sample sales, runway and trunk shows from designers, local boutiques, and area salons.

"Crystal Couture is not only an opportunity for us to show off Crystal City, but to show off the metro area’s burgeoning fashion world," said Angela Fox, President/CEO of the Crystal City BID. "There will be designers here you already know, and some you will fall in love with for the first time.”

From Crystal City’s own Gossip on 23rd to Caramel and Moojoo Ken in the trendy U Street corridor, to the ever-popular Denim Bar and Lucy at Pentagon Row, to lines by local designers, including iKY and YoSoy by Luciana Tiktin.

**For the complete Crystal Couture event listing, visit or visit the Crystal Couture page on Facebook for regular updates about events.**


Confirmed fashion partners include: Analya * Beijo Bags * Caramel * Denim Bar * Eclectic Threads * Gayle Friedman Design * Golden Plum Designs * Gossip on 23rd * Ibhana Creations * iKY * In the Bag * Lady Hamilton * Lailaides * LC Beads * L~Shandi Designs * Lucy * MaggieLu Jewelry * Missy Klectic * Moojoo Ken * Pacers * Pink & Brown Boutique * Siddih * Signature Designs by LaNorma * YoSoy


All Crystal Couture events, including the opening and closing fetes, will be open to the public and held in newly developed retail space at the corner of 23rd Street and Crystal Drive.  The venue is part of a $25 million redevelopment of the Crystal Drive streetscape and the interior retail space, known as the Link, at the Century Center owned by Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group.




About the Crystal City BID
Established in April of 2006, the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is creating a soul for Crystal City. A public-private partnership, the BID is providing a higher level of service to visitors, workers and residents in Crystal City - driving to become world-class destination in both Arlington and the greater DC region.  For more information, visit