Ginger Roots, courtesy of Quarter Life

Thanks to Quarter Life, I was able to read all about a new vintage store/boutique coming to 1530 U Street: Ginger Roots. They will have their grand opening in September in the same building as District Shades. They had a soft opening last weekend, which Quarter Life attended (she has tons more photos so check her post out).

Ginger Roots will features local artisans and eco-friendly goodies. There will also be original designs by ReVamped, the owners Kristen and Erin’s own label of remade vintage clothing. The owners work at Treasury, the great vintage shop on 14th street, and are now opening their own.

Stay tuned on an actual date on opening, I’m excited for another vintage boutique in a neighborhood that is quickly becoming a destination for vintage boutique shopping.

Don’t drive off to the suburbs or go online to get your gifts (hi there fellow procrastinators!), instead just walk around your own neighborhood and you’ll be able to find a perfect present for nearly anyone on U street. I love our funky, independent stores, and why not shop at home for the holidays? After reading a few fellow bloggers gift guides, here’s my (not so pretty) gift guide for U street:

Let me know if I left out any other good ideas in the area, and happy shopping!

An update of what’s happening in the ‘hood: