Johnny Was to Open First Maryland Store at Bethesda Row

by MCS Staff

Johnny Was, California-based women’s fashion lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce the opening of its first store in Bethesda and 54th in the U.S. this January.


Located in the iconic shopping area of Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland, the 2,000 square foot store will stay true to Johnny Was’ timeless style, artistry, and authenticity. Upon entrance guests are greeted with brightly colored floor to ceiling nature-inspired murals by artist Chris Lord, Italian tile floors, marble tables, oak fixtures with bronze hardware, and a mix of custom and antique furniture.


“We are excited to expand our East Coast presence and open our first store in Maryland at Bethesda Row. We look forward to providing the ultimate shopping experience for our guests,” says Rob Trauber, CEO of Johnny Was.


“It’s an exciting time at Bethesda Row,” said Stuart Biel, SVP of Leasing at Federal Realty. “2020 will see the addition of new restaurants including Hawkers and The Riggsby, as well as first-to-market shops, including Serena & Lily and Heyday. And, now we can share that the year will kick-off with the addition of Johnny Was, in its first ever Maryland location.”


The store will feature Johnny Was’ well-known range of worldly luxurious silks, rich velvets, and cotton fabrics embracing the carefree wanderlust spirit. Collection pieces include velvet bomber jackets, sequins slip dresses, winter puffers, light linens, and timeless dusters. A wide variety of signature prints and intricate embroideries appear on kimonos, relaxed-fit pants, blouses, silk pajamas, contrasting swimwear, and a beautiful selection of jewelry to round out the versatile collection.


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