Banana Republic's M St. location closed its doors early Sunday, but its cash registers and dressing rooms were far from quiet.
The company recently became a sponsor of the upcoming Georgetown Jingle event Dec. 12 and celebrated by hosting a fashion show Sunday evening to raise money.
The Georgetown Jingle was started in 2006 by a team of ardent people who recognized the funding needs of pediatric oncology programs in the D.C. Metro area. The Jingle supports Georgetown University Hospital's Pediatric Oncology programs. The past four events succeeded in raising $1.3 million and drew over 2,800 guests nationwide.
Holiday decor adorned the store on Sunday with the glow of the vintage-inspired Christmas tree, designed by Sandra Meyers, generating the most attention. To benefit of the Jingle, the tree is available for purchase for $7,000 or available for bid during the Dec. 12 event, held annually at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Four teenage patient ambassadors were among the models who showcased Banana Republic's Winter collection. The sworm of people who stood next to dress racks and sweaters benefited from a 30 percent discount on all store merchandise throughout the night, and the incentive that every dollar spent would be matched by Gap Inc. in donation to the Jingle.
For more information on the Georgetown Jingle and to purchase tickets go to: www.georgetownjingle.com