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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. For instance, there's the 'Wacko Stack…
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 Maps in Georgetown

Old Print Gallery

The small store sells a fantastic array of vintage maps and prints. Looking for a chart of Kentucky c 1794, or maybe Hindustan (India) in 1855? What about an 1844 hand-colored Audubon lithograph of a cayenne tern? T…
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…
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…
Shopping Center in Downtown & Penn Quarter

CityCenterDC

Rodeo-Drive chic may not be the first way you’d think of describing Washington, but this sparkling, open-air oasis of shops and eateries blows that notion straight out of your Dior flacon. Style mavens poke into hig…
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 Upper Northwest DC

Politics & Prose Bookstore

Way up in Northwest DC is a key literary nexus and coffeehouse. This active independent has an excellent selection of literary fiction and nonfiction – it’s fiercely supportive of local authors – plus it has dedicat…
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,…
Homewares in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Home Rule

Tired of Pottery Barn homogeneity around your house? Check out Home Rule’s amusingly original stock: frog-shaped toothbrush holders, brightly colored martini glasses, animal-shaped salt-and-pepper sets, and rugs and…