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District Sample Sale returns

The District Sample Sale has become one of the region's most highly anticipated fashion events, attracting more than 700 savvy shoppers.

On Tuesday, hundreds of cost-conscious fashionistas are expected to sashay into Washington to find end-of-season threads from some of the region's hottest boutiques.

Participating stores include Zoe Boutique, Ginger, Julia Farr, Wink, and Charm from the D.C area and Babe, Poppy & Stella and Sassanova from Baltimore. A certain percentage of proceeds go to support the N Street Village Bethany Women's Center for an entire month.

"The District Sample Sale is a great opportunity to make room for new fresh merchandise in our stores, and also gives us a chance to meet new customers and boutique owners from beyond the Baltimore independent scene," said Alli Baldwin, store manager and head of marketing for Poppy & Stella, which recently acquired Babe — another boutique that will participate in the sale.

Last year, Poppy & Stella brought 40 pairs of shoes to the sale and offered them at up to 70 percent off.

Attend the District Sample Sale from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at The Sphinx Club (1315 K Street NW). General admission tickets are $40; VIP tickets are $100; benefactor sponsor tickets are $250; and corporate benefactor tickets are $600. VIP and benefactor guests will receive a goodie bag and will have private access from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for an hour of bonus shopping and champagne. Go to DistrictSampleSale.com.

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