Making things by hand requires a high level of craftsmanship unlike making things by foot, which requires surgically attaching feet to arms. Celebrate hands remaining hands with today's Groupon: for $25, get $50 worth of handmade jewelry, fashion, home décor, and more at Covet, an Arlington boutique.
Located on the top floor of a 100-year-old farmhouse , Covet is a hybrid store and art gallery, showcasing both a constantly refreshed variety of handmade items from jewelry to furniture, and a collection of original artwork by local artists. Owners Sabrina Cabada and Autumn Clayton have arranged an assortment of accessories and objects d'art with home accents such as a Flight of the Conchords magnet set ($12) and jewelry such as the vermeil and amethyst earrings by ADMK ($90), which naked earlobes will swoon over. A chair by Darling Octopus ($250) can reinvent a living room and a Scrabble tile pendant ($13.75) expresses an allegiance to board games where two to four players score points by spelling their favorite part of the human circulatory system.
In addition to peddling products, the owners of Covet strive to share their love of design and art. Painters exhibit in the store's gallery space and patrons are invited to mingle with them during in-store events. Covet also welcomes new artist submissions, potentially providing a venue for a shy artist's photorealistic charcoal drawing of Abraham Lincoln surfing the Internet.
- Covet is only a few weeks old, and it is already a favorite destination for locals who crave something special. – Valerie Williams, Try Handmade
5140 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia 22205Get Directions