(Updated January 2018) Long before AMC’s Mad Men exposed it to new fans, sleek midcentury modern (MCM) furniture captured the attention of the stylish and made its way into tens of thousands of homes. In fact, it’s so popular that there are entire stores dedicated to the style of furniture in DC, Baltimore/Maryland, and Virginia. So if you’re one of its fans — new or old — read on to learn about the best stores the area has to offer. Regardless of your budget or where in the DMV you reside, we’ll give you a run down on the specialty stores and a few hidden bonuses that you may have missed.
No fast talking auctioneers or ear grabbing bidders here – just carefully selected vintage and antique furniture as well as a variety of vintage collectibles from housewares to artwork. We welcome Fair Auction Company, based out of Chantilly, VA to ATTIC.
Our updated map shows the breadth of the vintage, antique and used furniture stores in DC, Virginia and Maryland (including Baltimore).
The District has its own sense of style, influenced by professionals that come from all over the world. DC’s style reflects metropolitan sensibilities with inspirations similar to those of other East Coast cities like New York as well as those from the West Coast like Los Angeles. That style sits alongside and more often than not is infused with traditional clothing aesthetics and classic americana. And DC’s hyper international and cosmopolitan nature ensures vibrancy with stylistic components inspired by and imported from Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and nearly every other point on the globe. As a first introduction to DC’s fashion scene, check out our list of seven DC area women’s clothing boutiques that you won’t find anywhere else.
The notions of “affordable” and “good quality” might be viewed as subjective, and what we’re referring to as “unique” is a bit broader than a pure literal interpretation. So let’s start by clarifying what we mean.
Six months ago we launched ATTIC as a way of highlighting small, local, independent furniture stores and dealers. We did it to make shopping with them easier and to help them thrive in a city that is rapidly changing and undergoing tremendous development. We’re proud of what we accomplished with ATTIC. It has led to tens of thousands of dollars of confirmed sales at stores throughout the DMV and helped raise the profile of vintage furniture as a wonderful home furnishing option. And now we’re hoping we can have the same success and similar impact by launching ATTIC Fashion.
We’ve heard more than one or two tussles about the difference between vintage, retro and antique. It’s generally accepted that antique means an item is more than 100 years old, and a lot of the furniture on ATTIC doesn’t reach that bar. That’s why we’re especially pleased to welcome Baileywyck Antiques (Virginia) to ATTIC.
Pint-sized vintage? From miniature tables and chairs to furniture that stirs up school day memories, it’s easy to fall in love with pieces intended for the little ones. This post rounds up some of the cutest items as listed on ATTIC from stores in the Washington metro area.
Our goal at ATTIC is to make this website a place where you can learn about amazing stores throughout the area and simplify the experience of shopping for antique, vintage and other used furniture. This means presenting you with a wide variety of styles and covering the DMV metro area as fully as possible. To that end, we’re pleased to announce the addition of two new stores located in Virginia for Americana, shabby chic, country and antique furniture lovers: Rust & Refind and Ginger Hill Antiques.
You’re about to have the opportunity to decorate and furnish your new home — the opportunity to create a space you enjoy coming home to every day, and a place that your friends will remember for the wonderful dinner parties, cocktail parties, book clubs or movie nights. Wonderful.