Yes, 1990s fashions now get called vintage. But grunge-era flannel has nothing on the old, cool stock at Delray’s Amalgamated (1904 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 703-517-7373). Owner Shelley White (right), who has costumed such films and TV shows as “Boardwalk Empire,” sells men’s and women’s styles from the late-19th to mid-20th century, including flapper frocks and 1950s guy’s sport coats.
Spot would wag his tail even if he smelled of Eau du Rats and Garbage, but you prefer him a bit fresher. Eco-me, Target’s new line of earth-friendly canine cleaning products ($7-$11, Target), helps pooches get pleasant with ingredients such as citrus and lavender. The best friends of our somewhat-willing furry subjects Link and Sage gave high marks to grapefruit dry shampoo ($7) and a coat-smoothing conditioner.
Africa isn’t just a safari destination, it’s also a home decor hot spot. Which explains why West Elm’s (Westelm.com) latest collaboration with artisans in countries from Congo to Swaziland stars mod-yet-earthy stuff such as Masai collars mounted as sculptures (on table, $90 each), benches upholstered in traditional Kuba cloth (shown, $500) and baskets woven of colorful cloth.
Keurig Cups have revolutionized the way you enjoy your morning joe. (Piping hot coffee in under a minute minus the barista ‘tude? Amazing.) Summer-sippers, then, will be pleased to hear that the company has just released a line of bevs designed to be brewed over ice. The concentrated flavors include black tea, French vanilla coffee and sweet lemon iced tea ($17.50 for 22, Keurig.com).
If the best technologies in skincare combined powers with healing ingredients found in nature, the results would be the M-61 product line ($19-$74, M61labs.com). Developed by Bethesda resident and Bluemercury cofounder Marla Beck, the potions blend science (alpha-hydroxy acids, peptides) and holistic ingredients (tamarind, seaweed) in face washes, serums and moisturizers that mend.