This brick-walled shop pulls off the "vintage fused with new stuff" concept with a mix of thrifted sweater coats, R.P. Miller striped T-shirts and art deco rings from Lithics—and the fastidiously organized lineup offers a pleasant reprieve from the cluttered feel of neighboring vintage shops.
All rocker, all the time: With racks of sleeveless tunics, slinky slit-knee cigarette trousers and a soundtrack blaring the latest from bands like Bombay Bicycle Club and Gauntlet Hair, ex-DJ/owner Lori Parkerson will have you updating your wardrobe and iPod simultaneously.
It's only open on weekends, so plan accordingly; this vintage jewelry trove is worth it. What looks like chaos—jumbles of necklaces, piles of rings—is actually an amazing gallery carefully organized by style and era. Find everything from '20s emerald earrings to ornate Renaissance-revival cuffs to '70s disco bling.
Yes, it's a hotel gift shop (owned by the neighboring Four Seasons), but M29 offers way more than postcards: ethnic-print duffels, colorful wrap bracelets and punchy coffee-table books.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-295-2829