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3 Stores to Shop if Your Decor Style Is Vintage-Industrial

Where to find those factory carts and salvaged work lamps.
Trohv in Takoma Park. Photograph via Trohv's website.

If your design buzzwords include “salvaged,” “reclaimed,” or “industrial”—and you want the real thing, not Restoration Hardware—these three area stores will be your mason-jar heaven.

GoodWood

1428 U St. NW. 202-986-3640.

This U Street store is a go-to for vintage lovers in the know, and for good reason—owners Anna and Dan Kahoe cultivate a distinct take on American mercantile that includes such covetable finds as antique apothecary carts, well-loved leather sofas, and cool mid-century designs.

Trohv

232 Carroll St. NW. 202-829-2941.

This sprawling 8,000-square foot Takoma shop may offer a mish-mash of cute gifts alongside its larger furniture pieces, but the decor sensibility is sharply atuned to the industrial and repurposed, and the selection deftly mixes vintage and factory-born scores with a thoughtfully chosen group of new brands like Gus Modern and Four Hands. Go here whether you’re in need of an old typewriter or a worn-in farm table.

Housewerks

1415 Bayard St., Baltimore. 410-685-8047.

This one may be more of a haul—it’s on the outskirts of Baltimore—but if you’re committed to the industrial look, it’s worth the trek. Housed in a former gas company building that dates to 1885, the store is a treasure trove of eclectic, rough-around-the-edges architectural salvage, including antique lighting fixtures, perfectly rusted hardware, and factory-esque furniture. A word to the wise: Pieces tend toward large. Bring a truck.

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