If you're bummed that you skipped last week's District Sample Sale, take heart — all is not lost. U Street boutique Caramel still has a bounty of sample-sale-priced merchandise left over from the event, so you can peruse the deeply discounted duds at your own pace, without the pressure.
Discounts range from 50 to 80% off; the wares are mostly spring and summer, but there are even some new fall pieces included in the markdown, too. Expect dresses and separates from under-the-radar brands such as Suzabelle, Sau Paolo, and Many Belles Down — and hey, with a little layering expertise, you can wear these breezy finds well into fall.
Caramel, 1603 U Street NW; 202-265-1930.
Photo: Courtesy of Caramel/Suzabelle