The Owner of Salt & Sundry is Opening a Plants and Paper Store

Photograph by Jeff Martin.

After expanding her dreamland of a curated culinary and homewares shop to the 14th Street corridor in 2014, Salt & Sundry owner Amanda McClements is taking another leap. As Salt & Sundry continues to grow, the 14th Street location is its expanding into a bigger space at 1625 14th Street.

“The support from the community has been amazing, and we simply don’t have enough room to offer all the goods we’d like to,” says McClements. “Since we opened the second shop two years ago (November 2014), our sales have grown rapidly. A great opportunity came up to take one of the historic spaces in the Mission building, which will roughly double our size.”

While the original Union Market location will remain in the same spot, McClements plans to open a brand-new retail concept in Salt & Sundry’s current 14th Street corridor storefront. The new shop will be called Little Leaf, and like its predecessors, it will be filled with an assortment of goods, though it will have an emphasis on plants and paper goods.

“Salt & Sundry’s little sister will give us more space to share the things we love — cacti and succulents, great quality stationery, desk accessories, handcrafted ceramics and more,” reads a release about the new shop.

Salt & Sundry is slated to move into The Mission Apartments building—alongside Shinola and Marine Layer—in the coming winter, when Little Leaf is set to move into the 1401 S Street, NW location. Salt & Sundry will remain in the 1401 S Street, NW location for now, and eager shoppers can always visit the original location of Salt & Sundry at 1309 5th Street, NE.

“My biggest problem is finding too many goods I love and not having enough space to stock them all!” says McClements. “The two new shops will allow us to share more of what we love.”

This post has been updated. 

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.