J’Adore Rue 14.
Greetings, Borderstanis. I’m sure many of you have been to Rue 14, a lovely clothing boutique nestled in the heart of Borderstan 14th Street just above S). If you haven’t yet, I’m going to give you several reasons why you should. And if you have dropped by, I’m going to give you even more reasons why you need to go back. (See Rue 14 Style: Forward Thinking from Cecile Oreste, October 2010.)
As much as we love the District, can we all agree that D.C. is not most customer-service oriented city? I call it the “CVS effect,” which somehow trickles into restaurants, clothing stores, bars, coffee shops, etc. I certainly know that I’ve walked out of many an establishment wondering why my sunny disposition was met with indifference and/or mild scorn — not to mention outright incompetence.
Lucky for us, Rue 14 has none of that. You’ll find that folks there are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, i.e. the holy trinity when it comes to consumerism. The boutique is run by Jiwon and her husband, Andrew, both of whom have quite a pedigree in fashion (so they totally know what they’re talking about). On their staff is Jeff, who has a savant-esque knowledge of denim. He’s the District’s premiere Denimologist. (No, that isn’t a word, but it needs to be).