Shopping

Top Choice Books in Capitol Hill & South DC

Capitol Hill Books

A trove of secondhand awesomeness, this shop has so many books staff has to double-stack them on the shelves. Superb notes by the cantankerous clerks help guide your selection. Categories are, er, unconventional, in…
Top Choice Antiques in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Miss Pixie’s

One of the best places to browse in the neighborhood, Miss Pixie’s is piled high with relics from the past, from stuffed leather armchairs to 1960s lawn ornaments. You’ll find dishes, ashtrays, rocking chairs, farm …
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

White House Historical Association Museum Shop

Located inside the White House Visitor Center, this is the spot to get official White House-branded mementos, like the official Bo Obama Christmas ornament, or the official Blue Room necklace with glass beads, or th…
Market in Capitol Hill & South DC

Eastern Market

One of the icons of Capitol Hill, this roofed bazaar sprawls with delectable chow and good cheer, especially on the weekends. Built in 1873, it is the last of the 19th-century covered markets that once supplied DC’s…
Books in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Kramerbooks

This flagship independent – which leapt into First Amendment history when it refused to release Monica Lewinsky’s book-buying list to Ken Starr's snoops – features first-rate literature, travel and politics sections…
Books in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Second Story Books

Packed with dusty secondhand tomes, atmospheric Second Story also sells used CDs (mostly jazz and classical), antiquarian books and old sheet music. The prices are decent and the choices are broad (particularly in t…
Gifts & Souvenirs in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

White House Gifts

Not to be confused with the official White House gift shop (in the White House Visitor Center), this store sells, er, less-official items. So while you can still find the official Christmas ornament among the stock,…
Market in Capitol Hill & South DC

Flea Market

On weekends an outdoor flea market sets up on a two-block stretch of 7th St SE, adjacent to Eastern Market. Vendors sell all kinds of cool art, antiques, furniture, maps, prints, global wares, clothing, crafts and c…
Market in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Dupont Circle Market

The Dupont Circle Market teems with locals on Sunday morning. It’s part of the Fresh Farm Market program, one of the leaders of the Chesapeake Bay region local-food movement.
Sports & Outdoors in Capitol Hill & South DC

REI Washington DC Flagship Store

Who says Washington isn’t an adventure city? The arrival of this 51,000-square-foot building in the revitalizing NoMa neighborhood—outdoor retailer REI’s fifth flagship store—suggests it absolutely is. Peruse an eno…