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May 3, 201210:53 AMShop Talk

Fashion show, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day(s) Scandinavian shoes and more

May 3, 2012 - 10:53 AM
Fashion show, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day(s) Scandinavian shoes and more

There’s so much going on in town this weekend that my short list of bits has grown into a substantial bite— a virtual mouthful. Shoppers can find everything from new baby gear to bridal gowns to shoe specials. First up though, a fashion show on a restaurant runway:

Bethesda’s Pink Palm and Cesco Osteria are rolling out the runway on Sunday at the restaurant’s seemingly versatile Co2 Lounge.

The fashion show, which benefits Thanks USA in support of our troops, offers a preview of Lilly Pulitzer’s summer line (not yet in stores).

The day includes brunch prepared by Chef Francesco Ricchi, appropriately pink summer rosé wines and discounts on clothing purchased after the show.

Tickets, which are $100 at the door, can be purchased for $65 online, as well as at Cesco Osteria and Pink Palm.

We’ll keep you posted as more fashion and food events develop at Chef Ricchi’s “multisensory” Co2 Lounge. See a video promoting the show here.


An ecco shoe store opened May 1 at Montgomery Mall. During the remainder of this month, shoppers can get 20 percent off a pair. The Scandinavian chain offers dress, casual and golf shoes for men and women.


Like a little salsa with your shoes? Si! Bethesda’s Sassanova is celebrating Cinco de Mayo today through Sunday with a Mexican fiesta.

Enjoy 25 percent off regular-priced shoes as you nosh on chips and salsa, sip margaritas and enjoy Latin tunes.


Bring a gently used prom dress to Bethesda’s Urban Chic at Bethesda Row this weekend and get 20 percent off your purchase.

The dress drive benefits Miss Believe, a nonprofit aimed to help enhance adolescent girls’ self-esteem.


Brides-to-be may enjoy perusing the options offered during the Justin Alexander trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal this Friday through Sunday.

The Mazza Gallerie shop is offering 10 percent off a show purchase.


Barston’s Child Play on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, D.C. is introducing baby gear into the store this Sunday.

Capital City Mamas will be hosting a family-oriented celebration there from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. RSVP at


Moms can pregame their big day tomorrow (May 4) at Nival Salon & Spa’s Mother’s Day PHYTO event featuring complimentary treatments and $50 blowouts.

To make an appointment, please call 301-951-4445 or email


The annual Celebrate Mama fest will be held at Rockville Town Center this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with entertainment and over 60 vendors including Daisy Baby and Kids, Kidville and musiKids.

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Welcome to Shop Talk. We’ll keep you posted on the local retail scene: openings, closings and what’s new from local entrepreneurs. Jump in and tell us what you want to hear about: Fashion trends? Trunk shows? Events?

A contributing editor of Bethesda Magazine, Karen Watkins has lived in Bethesda for over 20 years, and has been with the magazine since the first issue. She has written for nearly every department and started writing Shop Talk in 2005. When she’s not busy writing, she’s likely to be shopping—doing “research.” It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

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