Best Places For Fall Jackets In DC

September 18, 2012 6:00 AM

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No wardrobe is complete without a go-to jacket or three. They’re a necessity to protect from the breezy, unpredictable temperatures between summer and winter. It’s hard to gauge exact conditions, or even where the day will take you, so be prepared to do a little splurging this fall to have the proper accommodations in both protection and style.

Betsy Fisher
1224 Connecticut Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-1975

Betsy Fisher is home to contemporary, luxury fashion garments from high-end designers. The owner has a great eye for style, bringing women comfortable and chic clothing for all occasions. Enjoy sophisticated jackets for the workplace, evening jackets for date night or trench coats for every day. Shopping at Betsy Fisher, just south of Dupont Circle, is an experience in itself, as the employees often greet customers with a complimentary cocktail. Long-time customers admit the store only gets better with age.
1781 Florida Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-1830

Street wear and counter culture accurately describe Commonwealth. The urban store offers a mixture of labels, from old-school cool brands to up-and-coming downtown brands that are on the brink of discovery. At Commonwealth shop from an array of jackets: parkas, pea coats, varsity jackets, thermals and hoodies galore. The men’s selection is far more extensive than the women’s here. Fall and winter collections have already hit shelves, so hop in soon. For a preview of the praised goods, visit Commonwealth’s website, or avoid lines and call ahead to have items put on hold.

Lost Boys
1033 31st St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-0093

This critically acclaimed historic Georgetown shop allows men to personalize their wardrobe and create a signature style with the help of experts. Brands include Rag & Bone, Band of Outsiders and G-Star, all of which create durable and long-lasting jackets. The Washingtonian-named Lost Boys — best for men who hate to shop — makes it easy to walk in and find clothing that suits anyone. Schedule a personal styling appointment in the store’s Black Room.

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Rue 14
1803A 14th St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 462-6200

Rue 14 is run by a fashion-experienced couple that strives to bring SoHo style to the streets of D.C. with reasonable prices. The unisex store opened nearly four years ago and continues to grow a large following of customers who appreciate the idea and quality of clothing. Jackets are diverse and unlike anything you will find at chain stores. The store is visually merchandised in a way similar to a trunk show display, appealing to those who find Rue 14 refreshing.
Sherman Pickey
1647 Wisconsin Ave.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-4212

This polished and preppy Georgetown boutique features a selection of well-fitted jackets for both men and women. Sherman Pickey’s blazer selection is hard to beat, with an ideal variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The Barbour jacket assortment is lust worthy and unique to the area. While prices may be high, as noteworthy brands fill the shelves, clothing is often added to the sale rack. The Sherman Pickey staff is known for its cheery dispositions and plentiful knowledge of fashion trends.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @kellyfrancess. Her work can be found at

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