Miss Pixie's Furnishings and What Not is a great second hand furniture and home wares store. The first purchase I made for my new home was four vintage diner stools for my bar. These days, I go in searching for the perfect small round, but expandable, dining table or a set of old school lockers that would be cooler storage than I could find at The Container Store. I was just in there a few days ago and they've also got a ton of vintage Christmas decorations and ornaments.
Miss Pixie's is located at 1626 14th Street NW
Coup de Foudre is located at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Proper Topper in Dupont Circle is my go-to for gifts, but just as often I buy something for myself. The store thrives in winter with owner Anna Fuhrman's well edited selection of gloves, hats and scarves that help you brave the elements without looking like a North Face ad. Don't miss the sale rack of clothes either - there's not a huge selection, but if there's anything in your size, snag it fast!
Proper Topper is located at 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW (right at the Dupont Circle Metro South exit)
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I usually shop at the 1626 Wisconsin Avenue location (so that I can hit Sassanova and Sherman Pickney too), but there are other locations in Baltimore, Fairfax and Bethesda.
Hill's Kitchen has an amazing amount of adorable and functional kitchen and entertaining selection packed into it's super cute townhouse (with lessons happening up the stairs!) Whether you need pots and pans, DC cookie cutters (they have the Capitol, the Washington Monument and more), decorations for the holidays or tips on a recipe - Leah Daniels at Hill's Kitchen has you covered. (Plus, it's next to all of those fun 8th Street restaurants you've been dying to try.)
Hill's Kitchen is at 713 D Street SE next to Eastern Market Metro
TroHv is located at 232 Carroll Street NW near Takoma Park Metro. They also have a Baltimore location.
What are your favorites? What did I miss? On my to-try list today - Foundry and Metro Mutts (for Ike).