GoodWood DC Taken From Expressions Realia
Throughout the day we did make our way to many of the cities most valued attractions: The White House, Treasury, Washington Monument, Museum for American Art & Portraiture, the list happily goes on. But while here it was a point of interest to explore what DC had to offer in terms of thrift shops. I was happy to know of some good people here in DC, that could point me in the right direction. Grant Harris, fellow writer at Image Granted lent me his recommendation of must visit shops.
What a great find. With Grant mentioning this shop was originally for mercantile and dry goods, I was a bit nervous at what I would find, with the time on our trip wearing thin. But he was correct, I saw quite a few clothing items there. It seems they are expanding their horizons, which proved to be good for us. I was able to scope out the space, seeing anything from vintage satchels, shoes, aftershave, cabinets, to stainless steel flasks. Everything was worn, but in the best way.
The aesthetic had no real rhyme or reason, as if one had climbed into an old attic, going on a search through anything and everything. I appreciated that casual feel of the space, for a thrift shop. A warm welcome as we came in, the folks were more than happy to assist, even modeling one of my potential purchases. Made for a good time.
This plaid tie cost a modest $12, a little higher than the shops back West, but worth it nonetheless. I was surprised upon purchase the clerk began packaging the tie in front of me, with great craftsmanship. Unexpected from a thrift shop, but this sort of gesture does not go unnoticed.
Overall a great experience with GoodWood and I’m glad to have stopped by.
1428 U Street NW • Washington D.C., 20009