The bright, turquoise-colored Tiffanie Finds shop is filled with a sweeping array of consignment apparel, from lacy designer dresses to crisp business suits. Shelves of quality sneakers, sleek heels, and trendy boots soar over displays of fine linens and arrangements of Louis Vuitton and Coach handbags. The shop is also home to an eclectic variety of housewares and accessories, including fine china, furniture pieces, and locally crafted artwork.
When it comes to footwear restoration, the experts at Cobbler’s Bench Shoe Repair don’t just go through the motions. Instead, they put in the extra effort to return each pair to a like-new condition, a quality instilled by the company’s founders, Charles and Sara Stern, in 1946. All repairs are completed within three days and use equal or better materials than the original manufacturer, which helps protect shoes from environmental damage and teasing from snobby loafers. Cobbler’s Bench also maintains an offsite plant with special equipment to carry out particularly complicated repairs.
Male kittens wrestle balls of yarn to develop motor skills and re-create their mother's Cosby sweaters. Celebrate the dexterity of human paws with today's Groupon: for $40, you get three beginner knitting classes at Stitch DC on Capitol Hill (an $80 value). Materials are not included in this Groupon and can be purchased for $20.
The friendly craftoholics running Stitch DC pride themselves in placing fellow pattern addicts in a welcoming environment that fosters creativity and responsible wool consumption. In each 90-minute beginner's session, you'll use hands-on techniques to learn the basic tenets of knitting, purling, stockinette stitching, seed stitching, cast-ons, and bind offs, resulting in a wide knowledge of patterns and an appreciation for Betsy Ross, the American seamstress known for stitching kernels of corn into George Washington's gums. Stitch DC opens patrons pores and allows their creative juices to weep out a variety of fibers including wool, alpaca, silk, hemp, and more.
Walls of colorful threads line the walls of Stitch DC's inviting storefront, which lies just two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro stop. Check out the schedule and call to set up your classes.
Stitch DC has been featured by community blog The Hill Is Home. Yelpers give it an average of three stars.
- From beginner workshops that teach small and relatively unambitious projects (Don’t be offended! It’s ambitious enough to decide you want to start knitting!), to classes that focus on finishing projects and finishing mistakes, Stitch DC covers everyone who ever wanted to do something beautiful with fiber. – Maria Carey, The Hill Is Home
- I love the feel of this place, it's comfortable and friendly and they have beautiful yarns. They also have lots of project books, magazines and patterns for inspiration. The owner often staffs the store herself, and the others who work there are always friendly and helpful. – Jenn W., Yelp
Rodney Smith, owner of Capitol Hill Sporting Goods & Apparel, stocks his store with authentic sports jerseys, apparel, and an array of sporting goods. Customers can suit up for sporting events with authentic NFL ($175), NBA ($125) or MLB ($125) jerseys displaying the logos of favorite teams and the names on favorite restraining orders, or don throwback-style ($175–$225), or replica jerseys ($74–$80). NFL fans can decorate fridges with team magnets ($6–$14) or adorn noggins with fitted hats ($24.95–$35). Patrons can boost their supplies of footballs ($29.95) and basketballs ($29.95) to punt after losing games of HORSE.
Independently owned and operated by DC natives Erin Mara and Henriette Fourcade, the 2,500-square-foot loft-like space at homebody is filled with contemporary furnishings and home products. Quaff eco-conscious colas from a reusable Eco Can drinking bottle, with a biodegradable and BPA-free body that is safe for use in microwaves, dishwashers, and decommissioned Mars rovers ($14.50). Square meals can be squirreled away inside a Box Appetit lunch box ($24.95), which can be, in turn, slipped into a specially designed bag ($7.95). And inside the shop, eyeballs will get a chuckle from quirky doorstops shaped like leaves ($10 each), high-heeled shoes ($9 each), and members of the Partridge family. The store combines designs from renowned and up-and-coming designers, and benefits from the owners' combined 40 years of experience. Though not included in today's Groupon, homebody also adorns abodes with interior-design services.
Over the past 20 years, Greenworks has become a premiere source of exquisite floral creations for the Washington social, corporate, wedding, hospitality, and convention markets. We provide world-class floral design to the finest hotels, private clubs, corporations, embassies, and restaurants in the metropolitan area.