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As much as we love our favorite tried-and-true spots for finding can't-live-without-'em goodies, the arrival of a new shop on the block is definitely something to celebrate. And in 2011, we did a lot of partying (and purchasing) inside fancy new retail digs — from British brands putting down roots in Georgetown to impossibly-cute stationery outposts launching in Old Town, we've gotten more than our fair share of awesome shopping opps this year. To recap a year of wondrous retail rendezvous, we've highlighted some of the best boutiques that set up shop in D.C. in 2011 — if you're not acquainted already, we suggest you get friendly with these fabulous picks.
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