We admit it: We have a major weakness for fast-fashion chains from other countries. Zara, H&M, Uniqlo, Mango, Topshop, Sportsgirl — they're all pretty high up on our go-to list when we need great basics. So, naturally, we're giddy with anticipation for the new Massimo Dutti outpost to open in Georgetown on Friday
. The Spanish brand (and sister company to Zara) launched an e-commerce site
and a U.S. flagship store in Manhattan last month, and in this case, we totally don't mind being second runner-up to NYC.
Basics are the name of the game here — think classic, figure-flattering dresses with modern tweaks, a serious cache of leather jackets, and some of the best looking boots we've seen in ages. Prices generally range from $25 to $500, and while items are a little more expensive here than they are at Zara, we're flat-out obsessed with most of what we've spotted. Ahead, six insanely smart buys
you'll want to scoop at Friday's grand opening celebration — if you can get to 'em before we do.
Where: 1220 Wisconsin Avenue NW; no phone.