Georgetown Flea Market
1819 35th St. N.W.
It may seem as if every spare inch of outdoor space at Hardy Middle School in Georgetown is covered with vendors selling everything from sterling flatware to sofas. Since 1972, shoppers have been poking around this flea market trying to score the best deals on the coolest stuff to wear, display or collect. But buyers should take note – while some of the best bargain hunting in Washington, D.C., can be found here, the market is only open on Sunday. The other days of the week, the school is for kids and their activities.
1428 U St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Good Wood is known as one of the hippest and best places for bargain hunting in Washington, D.C., especially if you’re interested in mid-century modern furniture and decorative arts. Husband-and-wife team Dan and Anna Kahoe keep the merchandise moving as they bring in new goods every week. And if you don’t find something for your home, you just may find something to wear, as they also carry quality vintage clothes and jewelry. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
7th and North Carolina Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
From preppy to funky and everything in between, Eastern Market is where locals and tourists alike go for the best bargain hunting in Washington, D.C. Dozens of vendors sell handmade arts and crafts, black-and-white photographs, antique furniture, leather goods and loads of jewelry. And if you need fortification before you ready for refreshments, you can wolf down anything from blueberry pancakes to crab cakes. Keep in mind: Weekends bring out the most vendors and the most crowds.
1702 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
If you’re standing on the corner of Connecticut and R Streets at Dupont Circle and don’t look up, you could miss one of the best places for bargain hunting in Washington, D.C. Women in the know shop at Secondi for clothes and shoes. Once you climb the stairs, the higher end designer merchandise is to the right, and the more casual, but still quality name brands are on the left. Chances are the prices you’ll pay are less than marked. The longer a look has been in the store, the lower the price. Sales are frequent, and the saleswomen are friendly. Open seven days a week.