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DC Inauguration Windows: A Gallery

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While the nation anxiously awaits Michelle Obama's dress decision, DC shops have been busy preparing for a weekend chock-full of Inaugural balls, galas, and events. After all, this is a party that only comes around every four years.

Join in on the fun with a look at our favorite patriotic window displays, decked out with plenty of stars and stripes in honor of President Obama's second Presidential Inauguration. Georgetown, U Street, and 14th Street boutiques are leading the red, white, and blue charge, while a handful of national retailers are going all out, too. White House | Black Market is showcasing its Inaugural-inspired dress collection at select Washington locations, Brooks Brothers is celebrating its role in the history of presidential suiting with commemorative window displays, and Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting a weekend-long pop-up stocked with gala necessities and political memorabilia at the Park Hyatt hotel.

But the most obvious (and much less chic) sign that Inauguration weekend is here? There are Porta Potties absolutely everywhere.—Adele Chapin
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