Lights, camera, fashion! The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith is bringing back the biggest runway and pop up shop event to Crystal City in February. Crystal Couture – Show & Sale unites 40 of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques, designers, and fashion retailers. Guests can shop discounted merchandise both on the rack and on the runway as models showcase select offerings at this 360° immersive shopping experience. Indulge in sips from the bar and tastes from local restaurants, complimentary mini beauty makeovers, meet fashion consultants, and enjoy music from DJ Neekola.
Crystal Couture is free to attend, but for a $50 ticket, guests can upgrade for a VIP experience. For the first time, style mavens will have the opportunity to shop early and get the deals first before the doors open at Crystal Couture’s Preview Sale. Starting at 5 PM on February 5, 2015, VIP ticket holders get an hour of exclusive early access to offerings and discounts from participating designers and boutiques. VIP admission also includes an open bar serving specialty beers and wines from the Crystal City Wine Shop and Jaleo Crystal City.
- Shop 40 of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques and designers all under one roof. View full list of participating designers and retailers here.
- Discounted offerings on the rack AND on the runway
- A runway show, choreographed by Maggy Francois, showcasing offerings from participating boutiques and designers.
- Sips from the cash bar featuring delicious drinks and signature cocktails.
- Tastes from local Crystal City restaurants.
- Complimentary 5-minute makeup and hair makeovers.
- Shopping tips from professional wardrobe consultants and stylists.
- Dance to beats by DJ Neekola.
- Upgraded VIP Experience that includes early access and open bar.
Crystal City Shops @ 1750
Blue and Yellow METRO Lines to Crystal City Station
- Free parking after 4 PM in Crystal City garages
Admission: FREE to public. Upgrade for a VIP experience for $50, tickets: https://nvite.com/CrystalCouture/ca4
Social Media: Like Crystal Couture on Facebook and interact with us on Twitter using #CrystalCouture. Guests who take photos during the event and post to Twitter or Instagram using #CrystalCouture and tagging @CCBID will be eligible to win fabulous prizes.
- February 5: Danni from Hot99.5
- February 6: Sarah Fraser from 107.3
- February 7: Tommy McFly from Fresh 94.7
About the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID)
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 INNOVATIVE, ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit crystalcity.org.