Legendary local menswear clothier Eduardo DePandi has made the move out of his longtime home in White Flint Mall, and headed down Route 355 to Chevy Chase.
But his new business is an eponymous one, putting his name on the storefront, rather than Bruno Cipriani, as the old location was called.
DePandi's famous son-in-law and daughter, Bill and Giuliana Rancic, hosted a grand opening party at the store this past Sunday. Georgetown Cupcakes were served (see photo below). When she was Giuliana DePandi, Rancic lived in Bethesda and attended Walt Whitman High School.
DePandi offers formal to casual wear from premier Italian designers, including Versace Collection, Dolcepunta, Ravazzolo, Gerlin Look, Marol Bologna Gimo's and other exclusive and made-to-measure collections.
The store is located at 5518 Wisconsin Avenue. I recall this space being Julian's, a pretty decent restaurant in what was then a Holiday Inn. Today, the hotel is a renovated Courtyard by Marriott.