EmporiumDNA serves up haute in DC

EmporiumDNA celebrated its Dupont Circle arrival with a stylish grand opening party on May 8, 2014.  More than 250 fashionable Washingtonians feted the new store and the fact that in the Nation’s Capital finally has access to the most in-demand contemporary fashion brands in the industry today. Designers and representatives from a selection of the store’s featured brand were in attendance including:

  • Galina Sobolev – Designer for Single
  • Ronny Kobo – Designer for Torn by Ronny Kobo
  • Sandee Zahn  – Designer for Shoshanna Lee


Brand specialists from the following brands will attend:

  • Hudson Jeans
  • Mink Pink
  • Pomellato & Dodo
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Religion Clothing


Designed to present the hottest international and domestic brands, EmporiumDNA features expertly curated women’s collections and accessories for work, play, and every hot spot in between, including designer apparel from some of the fashion industry’s best-selling brands in a unique shop-in-shop presentation.   Developed by the IK Retail Group, a Washington, DC-based retail company with more than 30 years of retail experience in the U.S., EmporiumDNA has locations at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Revel Resort and Casino, Atlantic City and in Chicago at the 900 Shops on Michigan Avenue. The 4000 sq. ft. Washington, DC location officially opened its doors on March 27, 2014 in Dupont Circle at 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW. The new location comes complete with a fashion forward mix of womenswear, showcasing both talent and design excellence.  A menswear counterpart set to be launched in 2015.   EmporiumDNA also acts as an incubator for emerging domestic brands and presents a platform for a variety of of well-known European brands to be introduced to US consumers. Some of the most buzzed about brands such as Rebecca Minkoff – NY, Mink Pink – Australia, Religion – London, Yumi Kim – NY, as well as StefanelKiseiEkleand EJ – Italy, all have branded shops within EmporiumDNA.   “This new concept took many years to develop as it is our intention to offer consumers the very best in each category,” said Iraklis Karabassis, President of IK Retail. “Bringing these brands to Washington, DC where we started our retail business is the ultimate endeavor.”   One of the most exciting shop within a shop at the EmporiumDNA is the very trendy DNA 2050, a multi-brand concept where savvy shoppers can find some of the top brands available in the contemporary fashion market today including J BrandHudson, IROClover CanyonAlice + OliviaTorn by Ronny KoboHaute HippieAnglomania by Vivienne Westwood, and more.   EmporiumDNA is the first retail destinations in Washington, DC to present such an extensive shoe gallery, showcasing B by Brian AtwoodSee by ChloeMarc by Marc Jacobs, and more of the most coveted contemporary designers of today. Fashionable Washingtonians also have a unique selection of handbags featuring Plinio Visona from Italy, in addition to sunglasses and jewelry to choose from including collections by Nialaya – Los Angeles, and Milan-based brands, Pomellato and Dodo.