Tucked away in Cady’s Alley in Georgetown, this shop is definitely worth a visit if you like simple, functional pieces. My favorites: Martin Margiela, the elk medicinal purse by Shelly Litvak, Antipast socks from Japan, and Jil Sander boots. An added bonus–there is a lovely view of the C+O canal from the shop window, and if you are in need of a bite to eat, Leopold’s Kafe and Konditorei is located immediately across the way.
A gem of a furniture shop located on U. Street. This cozy space holds a bit of everything from sturdy wooden classics to one-of-a-kind pieces with a few paintings, textiles, and jewelry thrown in for good measure. Even if you aren’t looking for furniture, it is a lovely place to browse.
I find garden shops, especially this one, to be so inspiring…even magical in a way. I dream of having a small garden of my own one day, but until then I am content with my pots of flowering plants and cactus.
A fun little shop inspired by the owner’s grandmother. Look out for sweet vintage-inspired tops and dresses.
1709 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20009
This antique shop offers a beautiful selection of pakistani quilts and textiles along with asian artifacts. Chand, the very pleasant owner, may be moving shop within the next year so be sure to have a look. There will be a website to come [www.eclecticantique.com]