10 New Places to Check Out in Washington DC

10 NEW PLACES TO CHECK OUT IN DCInside Steven Alan on 8th Street

People always ask me what to do in DC, where to eat, and what’s new. So when Noosa challenged me to find some new things in DC to share, I knew exactly what I wanted to feature.

There is so much new going on in DC outside of the typical tourist spots — the monuments, Capital Hill, and Georgetown — some great new areas in DC definitely deserve a moment because new stores, coffee shops, and restaurants have opened and created new destination spots around the city.

 

10 NEW PLACES TO CHECK OUT IN WASHINGTON DC

 

1 // Vince — 1093 Palmer Alley NW

Just one of my favorite brands — Vince opened a store in DC (yay!!!) this year. I’m loving this turtleneck with zippers for the winter.

2 // Compass Coffee — 1921 8th St NW / 1535 7th St. NW

Their mission is simple — really good coffee.

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3 // Salt & Sundry — 1401 S St. NW / 1309 Fifth St. NE

With a successful store in Union Market, Amanda opened a second location off 14th Street. This is the perfect place to find holiday gifts for just about anyone on your list.

4 // Follain — 1309 5th Street NE

With two stores in Boston and one in Nantucket, this healthy beauty shop opened up their first DC location in Union Market. Any product they sell, you can trust that it’s healthy and effective.

10 NEW PLACES TO CHECK OUT IN DC

5 // Kit + Ace — 1921 8th Street NW

Taking the world by storm, Kit + Ace opened it’s first DC store (one of around 30 retail stores they are opening in the US and Canada this year). If you like comfort and luxury, definitely check this store out.

6 // Alexis Bittar — 984 Palmer Alley NW

If you like unique jewelry, this the spot for you! I mean, look at these amazing serpent earrings.

10 NEW PLACES TO CHECK OUT IN DC

7 // Steven Alan — 1924 8th Street NW

While Steven Alan currently has a store in Georgetown, albeit a little hidden down in Cady’s Alley, he has opened a new store in The Shay, and his Georgetown store will be closing after the holidays (tear). But the new store is gorgeous, and I’m just glad he will still have a presence in DC.

I actually had the opportunity to meet Steven at an event last week, and he was sooooo nice!

8 // Milk Bar — 1090 I Street NW

Milk bar is the sister bakery to Momofuku (both are new in City Center ). For all of you with a sweet tooth, this is where you can find cookies, cakes, pies, and more.

10 NEW PLACES TO CHECK OUT IN DC

9 // Cherry Blossom — 2128 8th Street NW

With a new space in the Atlantic Plumbing Building they now have a mini retail shop in the front of their creative office.

10 // Warby Parker — 1924 8th Street NW / 3225 M Street NW

Two new stores opened in a matter of two months — one in Georgetown and one on 8th Street — so now all Washingtonians can get their specs on the cheap.

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This post was created in partnership with Noosa. All opinions are my own.

Photos by Meg Biram