August 3rd, 4th
Planet Trunk Show – Wednesday August 3rd from 11-7 and Thursday, August 4th from 11-6.
September 9th, 10th
New Form Perspective Trunk Show – Friday, September 9th from 5pm-8pm, Saturday, September 10th from 12pm-5pm.
September 22nd, 23rd, 24th
Ray Harris Trunk Show – Thursday, September 22nd from 1-7, Friday September 23rd from 11-7 and Saturday, September 24th from 12-5.
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.”
1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 132R
Washington, DC 2004
Kindly use our lobby entrance which is located on the corner of 12th and E.
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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