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We're asking some bold-faced names in Washington, D.C. to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around D.C. that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
Images courtesy of Lucas Anderson and Violet Boutique/Facebook
NPR journalist Kat Chow covers the new frontier of race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch, which focuses on themes of diversity in culture, politics, and society as a whole. When Chow isn't blogging, Tweeting, and reporting for NPR, she's exploring her 'hood in the Adams Morgan/Columbia Heights area of Northwest Washington. Here, she shares a really great reason to head to Adams Morgan, besides Jumbo Slice:
"Violet Boutique is a small, hidden gem in Adams Morgan, which is a neighborhood that's probably better known for its rowdy bars than its shopping spots. But don't let that fool you! Violet's owner, Julie Egermayer, stocks the shelves and racks with new clothing and accessories every week. Everything is reasonably priced — most items are less than $100. This makes Violet a great place to pop into if you're hunting for a work top or dress for a wedding or accessories for a night out. You'll find a whole assortment of tops and pants and sweaters and dresses and accessories, all of which are bright and gorgeous and fun."
· Code Switch [NPR]
· Violet Boutique [Official Site]
· Violet Boutique [Facebook]