The Collection at Chevy Chase

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The Collection at Chevy Chase
Location

5471-5481 Wisconsin Avenue

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Opening date 2005
Developer The Chevy Chase Land Co.
Architect William Hellmuth, HOK[1]
No. of stores and services 14
Total retail floor area 112,000 sq. ft.
Website The Collection at Chevy Chase

The Collection at Chevy Chase is a high end boutique shopping center located on Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase, Maryland, just over the border from Washington, D.C..[2][3][4] It is noted for its high end stores,[5] described as a "critical mass of luxury retailers," though the center is only 112,000 square feet (10,400 m2).[6] It has also been referred to as Washington's version of Rodeo Drive.[2][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Tenants include Ralph Lauren, Barneys CO-OP, Cartier, Dior, Piazza Sempione, BVLGARI, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, and Tiffany & Co.[13] A Versace used to be located across the street, but it is no longer there. The surrounding shopping area also has high-end department stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, and Lord & Taylor.

The center was developed by private developer The Chevy Chase Land Co., a company founded in 1890 by U.S. Senator Francis G. Newlands who acquired a great deal of property in the D.C. area. For perhaps as long as 30 years the Collection location was a parking lot, and then it took almost 10 years for the Collection to go from the planning stages to opening.[14] The first stores began opening in the $165 million complex[15] in the latter part of 2005,[16] and the center held a grand opening celebration on May 4, 2006. Model Petra Němcová and Chris Matthews were among the featured guests at the opening party.[13][17][18]

The Collection at Chevy Chase incorporates a 9,000 square feet (840 m2) park and a rock sculpture ("Against the Day") by artist Richard Deutsch.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Opening: The Collection at Chevy Chase". Retail Traffic Mag. May 1, 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Mui, Ylan Q. (March 27, 2006). "The Luxe Starts Here: For Washington Area Shoppers, There's a New Wealth of Upscale Options". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ Kretikos, Eleni (January 16, 2004). "D.C. retail rents reach $150 per sq. ft.". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ Moin, David (October 11, 2005). "The Collection at Chevy Chase Raises Profile". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Will anybody really buy those $650 strappy gold stilettos at Jimmy Choo?". The Washington Post. January 2, 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ Rosenwald, Michael S. (July 21, 2005). "Developing a Mecca For Wealthy Shoppers; Luxury Retailers Head to Chevy Chase". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ Rosenwald, Michael S. (May 10, 2006). "Chevy Chase celebrates ‘Rodeo Drive’ of East Coast". The Gazette (Maryland). Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  8. ^ Chaffee, Kevin (May 7, 2006). "Chevy Chase takes Rodeo Drive route". The Washington Times. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Power Suit Losing Sartorial Steam". Capitol File Magazine. May 7, 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2010. [dead link]
  10. ^ Sietsema, Tom (January 21, 2007). "Appetites of the Rich". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  11. ^ "In Brief ... Wisconsin Ave. goes Madison Ave.". Shopping Centers Today. April 2005. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  12. ^ Solomon, Mary Jane. Insiders' Guide to Washington, D.C. p. 147 (7th ed. 2007)(ISBN 978-0762744107)
  13. ^ a b "The Grand Opening of the Collection at Chevy Chase". Washington Life Magazine. June 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  14. ^ Knight, Jerry (May 22, 2006). "Old Money Takes Its Time At Chevy Chase Land Co.". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  15. ^ Clabaugh, Jeff (March 28, 2005). "Barneys plans Chevy Chase location". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  16. ^ Shay, Kevin J. & Conron, Kevin (November 25, 2005). "Holiday estimates leave retailers cautiously optimistic". The Gazette (Maryland). Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Grand Opening of "The Collection" - Petra Nemcova (photo)". Life (magazine). May 4, 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Capitol File Magazine Host The Opening Of The Collection At Chevy Chase - Chris Matthews (photo)". Life (magazine). May 4, 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  19. ^ Rosenwald, Michael S. "Loftiest Names in Luxury, Under 2 Chevy Chase Roofs." Washington Post. August 11, 2005.

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Coordinates: 38°57′35″N 77°05′09″W / 38.9597°N 77.0857°W / 38.9597; -77.0857