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An Enviable Grand Opening for Covet on Wilson Blvd

by ARLnow.com May 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm 2,103 5 Comments

Dozens of people turned out for the grand opening of a new art, jewelry and home decor gallery near Ballston.

Covet, as it is called, is located at 5140 Wilson Blvd, just west of Ballston, in the top floor of a small house that was formerly the home of a State Farm insurance agency. The store is co-owned by Sabrina Cabada and Autumn Clayton.

Guests consumed catered wine and small appetizers while perusing Covet’s curated and sometimes quirky artisan offerings. Much of the art for sale is produced by local artists, although national artists are also showcased.

For those who couldn’t stand the shoulder-to-shoulder claustrophobia in the tiny showroom, the boutique’s parking lot provided a welcome refuge for conversation and mingling.

The DC Slices pizza truck provided fresh slices to people whose hunger went beyond finger food. It was the first publicly-announced trek into Virginia for the DC Slices crew, who are licensed to operate as a street vendor in the District but not in Arlington (private property is fair game, however).

  • Annette

    Covet is co-owned by Sabrina and Autumn Clayton.

  • Jenny

    Couldn’t make it out last night, but I’ve been to Covet before. Very cool store with lots of gift ideas and beautiful art. Definitely go check it out.

  • Congrats to Autumn and Sabrina on their new boutique/gallery. It’s filled with cool and beautiful things. I find something new I want every time I go. Arlington needed a store like this.

  • Sabrina

    I regret this article did not mention Autumn Clayton, the other co-owner of Covet. It should be known, Covet would only be half as fabulous without her talents.
    Co-owner of Covet, Sabrina Cabada

    • The article has been updated. You can also email me with any information you think should have been included. arlingtonnews[at]gmail.com

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