If finding unusual, eclectic and rare merchandise is what you are after; Adams Morgan will certainly not disappoint. This internationally diverse and culturally rich neighborhood offers a plethora of boutiques and hip specialty shops. Perfect for the bargain hunter and antique lover, there is something for everyone.
Some of the interesting and favorite area shops include the following:
? Biagio – Located right on 18th Street, this fine chocolate shop is closed on Mondays, but opens at noon the rest of the week. Bringing chocolate from all over the world, this shop adds an air of sophistication and luxury to the Adams Morgan area.
? Design Within Reach – A home furnishings and interior decorators dream, this store includes items from top designers, including Noguchi, Eames and Starck. Carrying items for every room in your home, even the patio, DWR also offers a wonderful selection of interesting lighting.
? Kobos – This clothing store carries traditional wear and accessories imported directly from West Africa.
? Meeps Fashionette – Glamorous and chic, this shop stocks a large selection of vintage clothing and costumes. Primarily carrying clothing from the 1940′s through the 80′s, it is quite an exciting blast from the past in fashion. Also closed on Mondays.
? Skynear and Company – The owners of this store have traveled the globe to find the most unusual and upscale home furnishings, accessories and clothing. The Washington Magazine commends the owners for finding items that look so one-of-a-kind. Items include a mix of styles including traditional, Asian, French provincial and British colonial. A true gem among the shops of the neighborhood.
? Toro Mata – A Peruvian gallery with walls lined with beautifully handcrafted items, original works of art, as well as imported Andean crafts. Items are imported directly from the artisans under the Fair Trade act, which makes them very appealing to those concerned about human rights issues. Every year on July 28th you can expect to party with the entire shop as they serve Peruvian food and Macchu Pisco cocktails, in honor of Peru’s Independence Day.
? Tienda Santa Rosa – A trendy women’s apparel shop on Columbia Road which stocks everything from evening wear to fun and flirty dresses.
? Crooked Beat Records – Your search for hard-to-find music will end here. This store is for the serious collector. With over 15,000 titles, I think you’ll find what you’re looking for.
? Vintage Shop Mercedes Bien – Washington Magazine praises this shop for the fine selection of antique and vintage jewelry. Come out and judge for yourself.
? ZiZi Boutique – Contemporary and stylish, this versatile women’s apparel and accessory shop will have you dressed in the latest fashions.
These are just a handful of the many unique shops that are part of the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Come visit us yourself and experience the true flair and individualism of beautiful Adams Morgan.