Wednesday, February 6, 2013
What new changes are happening to the Bethesda Row shopping scene?
The ever-evolving line up at Bethesda Row is in for a few more changes this spring, with recently vacated businesses making way for new ones. The game of merry go-round includes two location switches and one new business – buckle in for this whirlwind before you go spring shopping, unless you want to find yourself entirely confused: Don’t forget that fashionable moms can expect a new family store, Make Meaning, to open on Bethesda Avenue this spring. By our count, all these switches leave at least one opening on Bethesda Row for a new business or restaurant. What would you like to see come into Bethesda Row?
Monday, December 10, 2012
The online men’s retailer signed a long-term lease at 3320 M St. NW in Cady's Alley.
Online men's clothier Bonobos is heading to Cady's Alley at 3320 M St. NW in Georgetown. The online retailer is expected to open its brick and mortar Georgetown "Guideshop" in January, after packing up its temporary location in Bethesda. Bonobos takes over the 1,000-square-foot space from Yves Delorme. The Georgetown location will be the company's sixth Guideshop store in the United States, including a pop-up shop in Bethesda. Other locations include New York and Boston. “We are impressed with the online success of the Bonobos brand and how the company effectively expanded its Internet presence with a traditional retail fashion model. Securing Bonobos supports our commitment to the neighborhood’s status as Washington’s premier retail …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Bethesda Lane storefront served as a temporary location for the menswear guideshop, which will re-locate to Washington, DC after the holidays.
As quickly as it came, Bethesda Row’s newest menswear store Bonobos is on its way out. Bonobos opened its guideshop in early November, taking the spot of the recently departed Urban Chic on Bethesda Lane. When it opened, the company intended for the Bethesda Lane storefront to serve as a temporary location for the shop before relocating it to Washington, DC, according to the store’s senior public relations manager, Gina DiPietro. The guideshop will remain in that location for one more month -- until Dec. 25 -- before moving to its new location in DC. “The Bethesda Guideshop will be open through the holidays -- end of December -- and then will relocate to a DC location in January,” DiPietro told Patch in an email. “Exact location is to be …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Bonobos opens on Bethesda Lane today.
Bonobos, a by-appointment men’s wear shop, opened today, taking the spot of recently departed Urban Chic on Bethesda Lane. The store originally launched as an e-commerce site, advertising a clothing line fitting men with more athletic builds. Since its launch, Bonobos has opened guide stores in several major cities, including New York and Boston. According to Jamie Johnson, a fit-guide with the brand headquarters in New York, the Bethesda location will primarily take appointments, but will welcome drop-in customers more typical of heavy Bethesda Row foot traffic. Johnson says that store fit guides will walk customers through the brand process, including trying on clothes and finding a correct fit, before helping a customer order …