As featured on Refinery29.com
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or at least your laptop has), you know there are a gazillion gift guides floating around out there. But here’s something a little different: We’ve documented one full day (or two, if you like to savor your shopping) of browsing our favorite stores in town, stopping for amazing treats at the must-visit cafes and coffee shops along the way. In the spirit of making your life a little bit easier, we’ve got loads of eye-candy to share with you from our jaunts in Georgetown and along 14th and U streets, plus the very best ideas for those still-to-buy gifts on your list. So, settle in, take some notes, and start planning your own perfect purchasing adventure.
THE HOOD: U-STREET
This extra-large 1940s collection of Gazettes, $115, is a fantastic home accessory and unusual conversation piece.
Incredibly versatile and stylish, these vintage military trunks, priced from $70 to $150, bring with them history and storage. They can be used as nightstands, coffee tables, or closet accessories.