If you’re in the nation’s capital looking for the latest vinyl from Matador Records, a seriously rare Italian olive oil, or a little black dress that’s anything but basic, you’ll find it at these independently-owned businesses.
Equal parts restaurant, cafe, and boutique, this multi-functional spot brings some of the coolest men’s brands from all over the globe under a single roof. In addition to Danish Wood Wood graphic tees and sweatshirts from Japanese label Bedwin & The Heartbreakers, a personal favorite of co-owner Will Sharp, you’ll also find a smart mix of books, watches and footwear.
Since 2004, owner Bill Daly and his incredibly knowledgeable (but friendly) staff have supplied the most diehard music fans with new and used vinyl. While the Adams Morgan shop boasts the largest selection of new LPs in the area, it’s especially known for carrying hip, lesser-known labels like Dischord, Matador, and Sub Pop.