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Welcome to Perfect Saturday, a Racked feature in which we outline the best places to shop and spend the afternoon in a particular neighborhood, starting with brunch and ending—who knows!
Image via Lettie Gooch/Instagram
Let's celebrate U Street's funkiness with a brunching and shopping tour that begins in Greece and ends in Japan. Our tour includes a stop at a brand-new U Street boutique and visits to two OGs of the D.C. indie boutique scene. And also, you'll find several options to satisfy a sweet tooth.
↑ At Mike Isabella's modern Greek spot Kapnos, (2201 14th Street NW), try brunch classics with a delicious twist. It's going to be tough to decide what to get, with options like Greek coffee waffles, spit chicken & waffles, and baklava French toast. [Image: R. Lopez]
↑ After upscale waffles, it's time to shop. It makes sense that newish boutique Rosies and Rockers (2001 13th Street NW) is near the 9:30 Club. Apparel here is very rock and roll, with men's and women's clothing for the tatted-out among us. On a recent visit, we spotted Kill City jeans, studded denim shorts, and a pretty sassy electric blue leather jacket. [Image via Rosies and Rockers/Facebook]
↑ Keep walking down U Street until you hit Lettie Gooch (1517 U Street NW), a neighborhood mainstay that's about to celebrate it's 8th anniversary (the party is tonight!). With She & Him on the soundtrack, you'll find quirky and girly clothing and accessories. Think statement necklaces, work dresses, boyfriend jeans, and Collective Concepts crop tops, at prices that won't break the bank. [Image via Lettie Gooch/Instagram]
↑ Caramel (1603 U Street NW) is only open on the weekends, so Saturday is the perfect day to stop by. Colorful maxis and shift dresses by brands like Uttam London will get you through this heatwave of a D.C. summer. [Image: Adele Chapin/Racked DC]
↑ Speaking of, why not cool off with some mochi ice cream bons bons at Hana Japanese Market (2004 17th St NW). The candy selection here is intense, so hopefully you haven't maxed out on sugary French toast at brunch. [Image: Adele Chapin/Racked DC]
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