Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Travel and Shop Pick- Washington DC

Archway to DC Chinatown

We do not discuss politics on this blog, this is the closest we will get.

DC has some great places for vintage shopping(lots of home and furniture stores, guess I was in that type of mood), travel and head to these stores, you will not be disappointed.
DC has some of the best malls with every brand name out there, lots of repetition,so my list is more small, boutique focused.

My personal favorite areas are Chinatown(great restaurants and shopping) and the Adams Morgan neighborhoods, here we go.

Bazaar Atlas- I spent hours in this store, just browsing, sniffing oils and checking out the bead bar. They sell imports from Africa and Asia(furniture,masks and more),rugs and leather items. Call ahead if you are not sure how of the area, you could miss the store.
2405 18th st, NW 9(Adams Morgan) - 202-332-4911

Rooms With A View- Cute little store with loads of unique finds including home accessories and wine bags. Great prices too.
1661 Wisconsin Ave NW( Georgetown) 202-625-0610

Blue Mercury-
and they carry the full line of Trish McEnvoy including perfumes. You get personalized service, you really cannot lose at BM.
3059 M St,NW

Betsy Fisher-
Wide assortment means there is something for everyone, from Lily Pulitzer to Citizens of Humanity. You will find something in this boutique.
224 Connecticut Ave,NW

Home Rule
Located in DC U street area this popular home goods store is a must visit on any visit to DC for it's cool, quirky pieces.
1807 14th Street,NW

Good Eye
Loved by many DC residents, this vintage furniture and home goods store is known for its unique one of a kind pieces.
4918 Wisconsin Ave,NW

Lunch in Georgetown

One of the oldest and still going strong vintage stores in DC( Adams Morgan). Lots of my favorite era 70s and great prices too!
2104 18th st, NW

Monsoon and Accessorize
Two locations of the UK based store. Check them out for lots of great workwear basics and fabulous tunics for evening and nights out.
50 Massachusetts Avenue and
3222 M St NW(Georgetown)

Daisy Too
Two locations(Adams Morgan and Bethesda), but the one in Bathesda is worth the trip. Trendy pieces and an outstanding show selection. They also have great sales.
4940 St Elmo Ave/1814 Adams Mill Rd.

Millennium Decorative Furniture and Accessories
Specialize in mid century modern vintage furniture and accessories. Located on 2 floors.
1528 U St NW.

Vintage Mad Men type dresses and other great cocktail dresses.
1013 N Charles St.

In Watermelon Sugar(Baltimore)
Amazing lotions in front and fantastic home decor in the back. Unique accessories and great gift items for you and your friends.
3555 Chestnut Ave

Apartment Zero
Furnishings store near Union Station has items from Alessi,Missoni and Kartell.
406 7th St NW
High end lines from Maria Zero Cornejo, Narcisco Rodriguez and fantastic jewelry from Pellini
3312 Cady's Alley NW

Plus, my favorite Malls DC,VA and Maryland

Crystal City
Tyson's Corner- both malls plus surrounding stores(Crate and Barrell). Stay at the Ritz Carlton across from the mall(if only we could all do that!) and take the walkway to some of the biggest brand names in the world! Stop for a great seafood meal and a Dark and Stormy at Legal Seafoods.  
Fair Oaks, VA
Montgomery Mall

Best Area Airport for Shopping- Dulles!

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