Vintage furniture is better for the environment, cooler than mass produced, and, thanks to Covid-induced delays plaguing chain retailers, maybe the only option if you want a sofa before Thanksgiving. Here are seven of our favorite local retailers. Bonus: all of them have shoppable Instagram pages, where they post new merchandise.
Your online shopping shouldn’t be limited to big box retailers. This supplier of impeccable mid-century and modern Danish pieces sells via social media and delivers throughout the region. @overstreetvintage.
A must see destination for mid-mod enthusiasts, this store has a great selection of American-made parts from manufacturers like Bassett and Lane, and it also receives vintage shipments direct from Denmark. (Bonus: the store’s location in downtown Frederick, a short walk from several other vintage venues, makes this a fun day trip.) 24, rue E. Patrick, Frédéric; @vintagemcfrederick.
Fans of Off the Beaten Track Warehouse – the vintage furniture mecca of northeast DC that closed in 2016 – will be delighted to hear that its owners are back with this smaller but no less exciting Adams Morgan space. , filled from wall to wall and floor. on the ceiling with treasures. (It’s only open occasionally, so check before you go.) 1830 Columbia Road, NW; @ 1830_vintage.
Joanna Gaines would go crazy in this indoor / outdoor destination – more of an experience than a store – where the dominant vibe is rustic-chic. Yet among dozens of vendors, you can also count on mid-century modern and other styles. 42350 Lucketts Road, Leesbourg; @luckettstore.
Essentially mid-century paradise, reigning in walnut, teak, atomic lamps, and groovy artwork. Prices are reasonable and owners can often tell you where an item came from. 10523 Ewing Road, Beltsville; @peglegvintage.
The 18-year-old mainstay of the U Street shopping scene is a must stop for anyone looking for unique artwork, a perfectly distressed leather chesterfield, funky lamps, rugs and other decor . 1428 U Street ,. NO; @goodwooddc.
One of the few independent places remaining on 14th Street, the sprawling boutique has long been the funniest scavenger hunt in town, with well-priced pieces from virtually every era and for every taste. 1626 14th St., NW; @misspixiesdc.
This article appeared in the September 2021 issue of Washingtonian.