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.
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.
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.
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.