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Cel­e­brat­ing more than 40 years of stun­ning cus­tom jew­elry, Adeler Jewelers pro­duces one-of-a-kind pieces that are spot­ted on celebri­ties on the red car­pet and Wash­ing­ton no­ta­bles on the town. Each item is cus­tom-de­signed by Jorge Adeler (who owns the store with his wife and daugh­ters), then hand­crafted in-house by master crafts­men. IN­SIDER TIP: For in­spi­ra­tion, check out the jew­eler’s red-car­pet blog, which doc­u­ments A-list celebri­ties wear­ing the brand’s cus­tom de­signs. 772 Walker Road, Great Falls, 703-759-4076; adel­er­jew­el­ers.com


This fam­ily-owned jew­elry store has served DC—and four White House ad­min­is­tra­tions!—for over 40 years. To­day, Boone & Sons has grown to three DMV lo­ca­tions, each of­fer­ing fine and fash­ion jew­elry, as well as loose di­a­monds and luxe watches. 1025 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW, 202-7854653; boone­and­sons.com


The brand’s sig­na­ture tech­nique for weav­ing leather (known as in­trec­ciato) turns its bags, bracelets, and ac­ces­sories into cov­etable ob­jects, but Cre­ative Di­rec­tor Tomas Maier’s ge­nius for un­der­stated

Ital­ian style also comes through in beau­ti­fully draped dresses in sub­tly tinted shades. Tysons Gal­le­ria, 703-443-3138; bot­te­gaveneta.com


Bring­ing a re­fresh­ing style evo­lu­tion to the preppy Amer­i­can cloth­ier, newly in­stalled Cre­ative Di­rec­tor for Wom­enswear Zac Posen makes the la­bel about more than just clas­si­cally tai­lored men’s suits, as ladies can look for­ward to up­dated preppy styles and sil­hou­ettes and lots of color. 3077 M St. NW, 202-2988797; brooks­broth­ers.com


Get cus­tom-suited with this reli­able prac­ti­tioner of clas­sic Ital­ian style. The brand’s made-to-mea­sure pro­gram, Su Misura, in­cludes a con­sul­ta­tion to dis­cuss the client’s tastes and needs, a fit­ting, and the chance to choose from hun­dreds of fab­rics and cus­tom fin­ishes. Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-5456579; canali.com


Down­town DC’s hottest shop­ping mecca, this des­ti­na­tion is a one-stop shop with a care­fully cu­rated col­lec­tion of lux­ury re­tail­ers. The stores range from fine jewelers like Bul­gari to fash­ion heavy hit­ters like Carolina Herrera, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Zadig & Voltaire. For din­ing, there’s Milk Bar for some­thing sweet and Fig & Olive for some­thing sa­vory. IN­SIDER TIP: Check back of­ten to see the ro­tat­ing in­stal­la­tions in Palmer Al­ley. SwatchRoom’s Dream Closet in­stal­la­tion is cur­rently daz­zling shop­pers with its glit­ter­ing lights sus­pended in the air. 800 10th St. NW, 202-2899000; ci­tycen­terdc.com


Bring­ing the best in emerg­ing, luxe de­sign to Ge­orge­town, Curio Con­cept presents a cu­rated se­lec­tion of what’s hip and now in fash­ion. 1071 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, 202-851-4946; cu­ri­o­con­cept.com


The iconic French fash­ion house of­fers ready-to-wear, jew­elry, and ac­ces­sories from its new cre­ative di­rec­tor, Maria Grazia Chi­uri, who spent 17 years as half of the duo be­hind Valentino. IN­SIDER TIP: The Ci­tyCen­terDC bou­tique is one of the pret­ti­est in the District, thanks to a col­lec­tion of com­mis­sioned pieces of fur­ni­ture and a two-story wall of cas­cad­ing LED lights. Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-408-5990; dior.com


Draw­ing heav­ily on its eques­trian her­itage and mak­ing its mark with su­pe­rior crafts­man­ship, Her­mès brings DC shop­pers the ul­ti­mate in re­fine­ment, straight from Paris. The se­lec­tion runs from so­phis­ti­cated wardrobe sta­ples to bags, small leather goods, shoes, and scarves. Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-789-4341; her­mes.com


The Ger­man lux­ury la­bel serves up sleek, no-non­sense fash­ion sta­ples for well-suited gents, from shoes and leather goods to suits and ties. 1517 Wis­con­sin Ave. NW, 202-625-2677; hugo­b­oss.com


I Gor­man boasts unique pieces for men and women, with a bridal sec­tion that in­cludes ex­quis­ite en­gage­ment rings. Jew­elry de­sign­ers in­clude

Todd Reed, Shi­nola, and Kothari. 1133 20th St. NW, 202-775-8544; ig­or­man.com


This men’s cloth­ing store is the lat­est Cady’s Al­ley hot spot. Af­ter years of DC pop-ups, Ledbury has fi­nally opened its first per­ma­nent shop with ready-to-wear cloth­ing. Cus­tomers can also book made-to-mea­sure ap­point­ments for any last-minute changes or first-timer shop­ping sprees.

3319A Cady’s Al­ley NW, 202-7962626; ledbury.com

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