When another space in our lobby became available we thought it would be great to have a permanent pop up store that we could change each month. Always fresh and exciting it gives us the opportunity to bring new emerging designers to our customers as well as special shows and lines we otherwise would not have the space to carry. Visit U7 TOO each month for a new and interesting shopping experience.
Upstairs on 7th is proud to present Planet at Upstairs on 7th. We loved this line so much we wanted to show the entire line so we opened a store in our lobby just for Planet. Open Monday through Friday 11-6 and Saturday, 12-5, Planet is the place to go for lifestyle clothing you will want to incorporate into your wardrobe.
Lauren Grossman, designer-owner of PLANET presents a creative collection of women’s apparel which uses the finest natural fabrics. Lauren works with Irish handerkerchief linen, pima cotton, washed silk and washed silk organza. The palette consists of soft hues of natural elements, such as sea, fog, putty and lots of white on white. The silhouettes are soft and flowing. The shapes are Japanese inspired which are loose and away from the body. Together the fabrics and the body styles enhance everyone’s figure. This line of clothing is size-less, season-less, and age-less. Comfort along with style is synonymous with PLANET.
To view the entire line in pictures go to www.planetclothingonline.com. We ship anywhere in the US and have access to the pieces within days if we are out of stock.
Thursday November 5th
Two Artists from Cuba to benefit the Jewish Cuba Connection
From 5:30-8:30 – Join us for art, dinner and champagne!
Ricki Peltzman, owner and buyer of Upstairs on 7th, began her fashion career as the buyer for the contemporary design department of The Higbee Company, a major department store in her native hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Ricki later went to work for Weiss, an upscale clothing and fur company, as the European designer buyer. It was on her first trip to Europe for Weiss that the iconic president of Henri Bendel, Geraldine Stutz, took Ricki under her wing. In 1998, Ricki founded the Cleveland chapter of the non-profit Dress for Success that is still in operation.
In 2003 Ricki relocated to the DC area and could not find anywhere to shop for the style of clothing she was accustomed to. It was then that she decided to start her own shop, resulting in the creation of Upstairs on 7th, a women’s apparel and accessories boutique. Originally located inside the Touchstone Art Gallery on 7th street, U7 relocated when the 7th street building began renovations. Despite the move, Ricki did not feel it was necessary to change the name of the well known Upstairs on 7th, which now operates inside the lobby of the building on F and 12th that also houses Arnold and Porter, Celadon Salon, and Gallery 555.
Ricki has a simple philosophy when it comes to buying for the shop. She always asks herself two questions: would I wear it and would I buy it at the retail price? To that end, the merchandise is an interesting mix of upscale fashionable clothing and accessories that will take customers from work to dinner, and won’t go out of style.
“I don’t want to be the most exclusive store in DC, I just want to be the best.”
555 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Monday – Friday 11-6
Saturday – 12-5
Closed on Sunday (unless you absolutely HAVE to shop)
Phone: 301-351-8308 Fax: 202-347-3344
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