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New Americana Workshop

I am so looking forward to our next workshop! It’s about an emerging trend that is infiltrating every culturally important area of life — music, fashion, food, weddings and interiors. In a nutshell, the New Americana is roots music, comfort food, Sperry topsiders, 8 mm film and vintage mason jars come pendant lamps.
We are seeing it everywhere, from the popularity of bands like The Avett Brothers to J Crew’s recent collaboration with Billy Reid, the new king of American sportswear. Restaurants like Ted’s Bulletin and Smith Commons are popping up all over the Metro area. And weddings are no longer formal affairs — now folks are getting married in fields with hay bales for seats. And, vintage furnishings have never been more popular than they are today. Almost every spread in a shelter mag has a piece of history adorning the featured rooms. These aren’t pedigreed pieces either. We are talking farm tables and crates as bookcases.

This is also our specialty at Red Barn Mercantile and I hope you will join me and Fashion Washington Editor Jennifer Barger, as we discuss how this trend relates to fashion, interiors and other aspects of our cultural landscape.


7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 18.


Red Barn Mercantile,
113 S. Columbus St.,
in Old Town Alexandria.


Join us in a fun discussion about the New Americana and how it relates to you, your wardrobe and your home. As always, we’ll munch on some snacks, sip a little wine and save plenty of time for Q&A. Hope to see you soon!


Jennifer Barger is the editor of Fashion Washington, a monthly supplement to the Washington Post. This glossy fashion piece reports on all the latest trends and fashion must haves in the Washington Metro area. She also contributes regularly to the Post’s Home section and is an Editor for the Washington Post Express. We are so grateful that she can fit us into her very busy schedule!

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