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Arts District/U Street/Shaw Shopping

One-of-a-kind pieces and treasure troves fill these eclectic antique, furniture and clothing stores in this creative neighborhood.

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Mod clothing made from repurposed fabrics in this basement shop is designed and produced onsite.

The mod clothing made from repurposed fabrics in this shop is designed and produced upstairs, where the two owners also run a tailoring business called ReVamp. Jewelry and other accessories are made by local artists. Take YB Green, which retrieves and melts glass from New Orleans – a city that doesn't recycle glass – and turns it into jewelry. You can also find whimsical hair fascinators, and metal earrings and collars made by DC-based artists.

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Stumble upon reasonably priced, stylish antiques with an industrial and mercantile flair.

Goodwood is not your grandmother's antique store. Walk in and you'll stumble upon reasonably priced, stylish treasures with an industrial flair from auctions and estate sales, like a Victorian kitchen table, antique warehouse step stool or pie safe. Everything is made in the USA, and if you see something you love, grab it because it won't be there tomorrow. There are also plenty of goodies small enough to fit in a suitcase, like a collection of artisan sundries displayed in antique feed bins that add to the mercantile vibe. Mixed in between housewares are a few new women's fashions from small New York City designers, hand picked by Goodwood's owner.

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Take in soothing music while browsing artwork, light fixtures, and high-end wooden furniture.

Muleh feels more like a spa than a furniture store. With soothing music playing in the background, take a seat on an upscale tweed sectional or wicker-inspired lounge chair and soak in the diverse selection of artwork, contemporary light fixtures with soft lines, and high-end wooden furniture staples. There's also a carefully curated selection of clothing items and handbags by designers like Vivienne Westwood, Hache, Mulberry and Cavage in the white, gallery-like space.

The funky Pulp DC offers up cool cards and gifts featuring quirky original art from around the world. An eclectic mix in the store represents the eclectic mix of the store's U Street neighborhood home.

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Find funky gifts like organic onesies embellished with the DC flag, nacho-flavored lip balm and funny birthday cards.

Pulp, which open in 2002, is the kitschy alternative to the average gift shop. Find funky items like organic onesies stamped with the DC flag, nacho lip balm and cupcake toppers. There are also greeting cards, interesting books, gag gifts and fancy wrapping papers for last minute celebrations.

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Sophisticated city dwellers shop accessories and staples from indie designers.

An edgy boutique for the sophisticated city dweller, Redeem carries mostly dark and neutral-colored pieces from small and up and coming indie designers like Kai-aakmann, Religion and Something Else. Vintage furniture and accessories are woven into the nicely curated, seasonal collections that center on a theme. Admire 16th century reproduction wall murals by Jake Coleman as you peruse everything from soy candles to vintage books to drawing pencils to men's apothecary items.