(Updated January 2019) 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.
It’s Thanksgiving week and we’re thankful that Baltimore keeps bringing the vintage. One of the latest new additions to ATTIC is Cedar & Cotton.
The District’s vintage and used furniture scene has hit a rough patch over the past few years. Fortunately, some of our losses are being offset by the opening of stores in nearby Baltimore. Wishbone Reserve, which first opened its doors in 2015, is one of the more recent additions to ATTIC.
Our updated map shows the breadth of the vintage, antique and used furniture stores in DC, Virginia and Maryland (including Baltimore).
Over the past two years, we’ve seen the departing of many great vintage stores including Off the Beaten Track Warehouse, Hunted House and Millennium. So given those losses, it’s great to report on a new store that recently opened and is included on ATTIC — Agent Upcycle of Catonsville / Baltimore.
Here’s a sampling of some of the many local news outlets and other interested parties that have helped spread the word about ATTIC.
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.
Nomad Yard Collectiv, located in a wonderfully decorated space on New York Ave NE in NOMA, is now listing vintage furniture on ATTIC. Their goods include a blend of vintage industrial and retro furniture, as well as some nicely redone and reimagined vintage pieces. Specifically, they offer some Anthropologie-esque vintage sofas and love seats that have been reupholstered in contemporary fabrics and patterns. Check out their recent inventory and keep an eye on our Browse page for their latest.
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.