11/17/2011 07:56 am ET Updated Jan 17, 2012

For The Professional Washington Woman, Ann Taylor Is Her Muse

Back up. First, say you are a woman. Then, say you need a suit. You are 32, or 38. You are out of grad school or out of the Peace Corps or returning from the maternity leave that was going to last four months and somehow lasted five years. Say you work in Washington.

Where do you go?

Don't pretend you don't know.

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