Just moved to D.C. from out of state and looking to furnish your new apartment? Was ‘shop local’ one of your new year’s resolutions? Looking to freshen up your décor and maybe part with that couch your parents gave you five years ago? Look no further—I’m here to tell you the top three D.C.-based shops that will help you do just that.


  • Little Miss Pixie’s. Located on 14th street in the U street neighborhood, this iconic DC spot has been serving up vintage furniture and décor since 1997. Midcentury modern is in right now, and rather than spending literally thousands of dollars at a larger to get that midcentury look, you can find gorgeous and sometimes one-of-a-kind pieces for a fraction of the price. Many of these pieces are donated and refinished or restored and you can even find household accessories, unique and vintage art pieces, and even some tchotchkes to liven up your space. Sustainable shopping is a concept that has only recently entered the vernacular, so as an added bonus, you’re saving the planet! Stop by their brick and mortar location or shop directly on their Instagram


  • Salt & Sundry. With locations in both Logan Circle and Union Market as well as other pop-up locations and special events, you don’t have to travel far to find this gem. Founded in 2012, this women-owned business has been empowering local makers and designers both locally and across the globe. Offering an eclectic mix of home and lifestyle goods such as tableware, furniture pieces, and gifts; you’ll be able to find some really special and unique pieces to add to your home. Stop by one of their locations or shop directly on their website!


  • Shop Made in DC. The name says it all. If you’re looking to support local creatives and score some décor and home goods made right here in The District, then this is the place for you. This retail initiative exists specifically to grow DC’s makers and artists. With four locations throughout the district, over 200 makers and nearly 5000 made-in-D.C. products have been marketed and sold. This is definitely a spot where you’ll able to find a huge variety of beautiful décor, furniture, and other home goods. Looking for a fun weekend activity? Shop made in D.C. also offers various classes for painting and other craftwork, oftentimes for free! How fun would it be to liven up your space with something of your own creation? For location info, class schedules, and more, click here to check out their website!


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