Where the Wild Things Shop

August 30, 2013

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Where the Wild Things Shop
Redeem, 14th street’s edgy-cool fashion den, just moved into new digs up the block (1810 14th St. NW; 202-332-7447). Exposed air ducts and stark white walls set off streetwear-inspired designs from underground brands, plus such fresh lines as animalistic jewelry from L.A.’s Bones and Feathers Collective (shown, $135).

Dandy Scores
Shaw’s Foundry (1522 U St. NW; 202-599-0636) trades in mid-century dressers, Victorian armchairs reupholstered in pinstripes and other retro home goods. Now the shop also stocks vintage clothing, from men’s ties (shown, $24) and work shirts to “Mad Men”-era sheath dresses (about $60 each). The industrial plumbing pipe-and-wood garment racks ($200-$300) the items are displayed on are for sale, too.

Little Darlings
You’d think shrinking baked goods might mean you’d eat fewer of them. But Petite Cookies from D.C.’s Alchemy by Carla Hall — under-an-inch treats in such flavors as Mexican Chocolate and Cheddar Pecan — inspired tasters to gobble them by the handful. Many varieties are at Whole Foods ($9 each); find the full line, including Goat Cheese Cranberry (yum!), at alchemybycarlahall.com.

Lass Call

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London design house Bl^nk leans lush, dark and romantic: Think “Titanic”-era Kate Winslet, not wholesome Kate Middleton. The women’s label — rarely seen stateside — just wiggled into Proper Topper (1350 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-842-3055) with arty, art nouveau-ish pieces including a tunic dress (shown, $310); slouchy, velvet-trimmed tux pants ($130); and a teal maxi gown ($375) equally fit for a dinner party or dancing on a chic, unsinkable ship.

A Wave of Scent
Roots rose radish’s solid perfume — made in small batches by Rhode Island herbalists — comes in a glistening clamshell case ($65; rootsroseradish.com). An organic blend of ingredients such as ylang ylang and grapefruit oil smells subtly citrusy and — no surprise — a bit like a late-summer jaunt to the beach. The long-lasting, cold-pressed formula stays on the skin all day — and perhaps past a seaside sunset.

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