Borderstan is a neighborhood full of vintage shops and quirky boutiques. GoodWood, Ginger Root Design and Miss Pixie’s are just a few in the 14th and U Street area — but wander east towards 9th Street NW and you’ll find even more hidden treasure.
Simon Vintage opened last year at 1911 9th Street (the former location of Toucan Boutique). The two-story shop, owned by Sean Reidy and Steven Cruse, offers a variety of furniture, home goods, toys and hardware with pieces ranging from Art Deco to mid-century style and even lightly used contemporary furniture.
The shop schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1 to 7 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 8 pm.
Let us know what you find!
The upstairs lounge at Blackbyrd, 2005 14th Street NW, will become a flea market on the next two Sundays, March 18 and March 25. The pop-up vintage fashion event, DC Flea, is being organized by Philissa Williams and Dafna Steinberg — who hope to bring a little bit more than just the browsing to the shopping. Williams and Steinberg said music and drinks will be available at the bar. Hours are noon to 6 pm on both Sundays.
“March will be our first month and we are hoping for it to be a success,” says Steinberg.
Men’s and women’s vintage clothes and accessories (plus some other goodies) will be on display. There will be a number of different sellers there, so stop by for some great fashion finds!