"Tiny Jewel Box" are the last words one would use to describe this store, which dubs itself “a Washington treasure.” It contains several floors, each devoted to particular merchandise. The top floor is reserved for customers with a private appointment. The jewelry here is exquisite and of the highest quality, as are the myriad crystal objects like the fragile vases and candlesticks. The exquisite antique and vintage jewelry is sure to make you sigh with longing. Among these classics find stunning creations by designers Paul Morelli and Alex Sepkus. Precious coffee mugs and children's sweaters are available too.
This shop is separated into boys' and girls' sections. Clothing and toys for newborns are in the front. Sections for toddlers and older children are in the back. New outfits in pink and blue and everything in between seem to appear on the racks on a weekly basis. Stop at The Kid's Closet for great gift ideas for baby showers or to find cute, yet practical, clothing for children. The store also stocks learning toys for newborns, as well as finger puppets, hairbows and Beanie Babies.
Although you have to ring a doorbell to gain entry, you should not be intimidated by Betsy Fisher. This light-filled boutique features creative clothing and accessories for day and evening. Beautiful dresses, ranging from the funky to the elegant, are the store's bread and butter and rightfully hang on the front racks near the door. Betsy Fisher sells one-of-a-kind items as well as name-brand labels such as Nicole Miller, Max and Co. and Easel. Buyers can be assured no one else will be wearing the same thing.
With more than 20 branches across the globe, Rochester Big & Tall has been serving patrons for nearly a century now. Like the name suggests, it caters only to plus-size clients, who have a problem finding the right size. Reputed brands like Levi's, Dockers and Ralph Lauren feature at this store, and accessories and shoes are also on offer. Whether it's lounge wear, smart casuals or a stylish suit you're after, you're sure to find it here. The quality and fitting of these products are their two biggest draws. If you are unsure of anything, seek advice from the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
If you want to dress to impress, then head to this men's clothing shop and find a custom-made outfit. The Custom Shop Clothiers specializes in custom dress shirts, custom suits and custom slacks and pants since 1937. They have an extensive line of shirt fabrics, suit woolens and accessories.
Bikinis, one-piece bathing suits, sarong skirts you name it, Bikini Shop has it. The store owner is helpful and goes the extra mile to help you on your quest for the perfect swimsuit. Styles range from fashionable to functional in a variety of sizes to flatter every figure. Swimming accessories - goggles and caps - are also sold.
Youth Art Works, colorful store displays artwork created by children from all over the world. Merchandise includes knick-knacks and T-shirts emblazoned with some of these designs. All proceeds benefit the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), whose mission statement declares its dedication "To supporting children's art and visual learning worldwide through its programs and publications." Some of the works are truly awe-inspiring and remind us of the importance of keeping arts education available to all.
Expatriates and foreign language enthusiasts flock to this rather cramped News World store in the city's busy downtown district. It sells just about any newspaper and magazine from all corners of the globe. The proprietors are, thankfully, very lenient with regard to browsing. Considering the close confines, however, you may find yourself winding through a maze of perusers to reach the periodical of your choice. The selection is worth the hassle; you are more likely to find those hard-to-track publications here than just about anywhere else in the city. Of course, local newspapers and magazines are sold as well.
Proper Topper is an incredibly chic hat store that carries classic and modern styles for men and women. But that is not all. At this modern-day haberdashery, you will find gorgeous gift items, including exquisite handmade jewelry, barrettes, scarves, watches and gloves. There are also plenty of home accents like frames, candles, scents and a small collection of handmade cards.
Specializing in ADC-brand road atlases, this is the place to buy regional and national road maps, quick maps and guides of the Washington area and its Metro system. The center is also a resource for travel guides and atlases of more exotic locations, as well as foreign language dictionaries. A small section is dedicated to Washington geography and history. Although the store occupies a relatively small space just above the Farragut West Metro stop, it is stocked with enough information to help anyone plan a vacation.
Schakolad Chocolate Factory is an internationally acclaimed brand for fresh, handmade European style chocolates. Their signature chocolates are made fresh on-site at their location, prepared with the finest ingredients and presented in the time honored traditions of quality, artistry and innovation. With over 70 handmade chocolates including truffles, nut clusters, pretzels, and thousands of specialty chocolate molds, they also specialize in custom gift baskets, and fresh-dipped strawberries.