Designer and D.C. local Pum Lefebure shares her best-kept shopping secrets for unique home decor, collectible designer fashions, rare foodstuffs, and more.
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From Georgetown’s off-the-grid boutiques to revitalized 14th Street’s designer wares to new luxury fashion districts like CityCenterDC, there’s no shortage of excellent spots to shop in Washington, D.C. But for advice on where to find that truly special something, we look to the locals who live and breathe fashion and design. Pum Lefebure, co-founder of the D.C.-based branding agency Design Army, is one such Washingtonian, who has had her hand in everything from styling editorial photoshoots to directing fashion films to designing her own swimwear collection to dreaming up wildly surreal graphics for the likes of Bloomingdales, Ritz-Carlton, Lucasfilm, the Washington Ballet, Smithsonian, and Academy Awards. Needless to say, over the nearly 20 years she's lived in the nation's capitol, she's kept her finger tight on D.C.’s sartorial pulse. “The best of D.C. style mixes avant-garde with timeless appeal, whether it’s clothing, accessories, or home decor,” says Lefebure. “And it just keeps getting better every year.” Here, the master craftswoman, complete with her own edgy vibe and chameleon-like style, spills on where D.C.’s most fashionable shop.