I'm planning on going to the mall this afternoon, does anyone know what stores carry Chergui? ie Saks 5th or Neiman marcus etc
Is there a standalone Shiseido Beauty store / boutique in your city? Might be worth a shot - that's how they do it here. (Lutens is owned by Shiseido).
You have the list of all the sellers in all the cities of the world on the institutional website :-)
Unfortunately, DC is not a very good place for Serge Lutens. Bluemercury downtown (Georgetown) does carry some of the SL, but I have not seen Chergui there (note, the Bluemercury in Dupont circle doesn't have the Lutens).
I don't know if they carry it, but you can try Art with Flowers in Tysons corner (the more upscale mall - oh and if you go to that mall, check the Chanel's Exclusives in the Chanel store.). You can also try Parfums de France (in the main Tyson mall). I don't remember the SL, but they do carry Amouage and Montale, so you'll still be able to smell something interesting if they don't have SL.