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Best Places For Men’s Accessories in Washington, D.C.

January 21, 2014 8:00 AM

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While most men may not have an extensive closet like women, they still appreciate accessories. From watches and belts to hats and wallets, accessories are necessities that can make life easier or spruce up an ensemble. Men can make it easy on themselves by avoiding online shopping and visiting these local shops to see merchandise in person.

Lost Boys
1033 31st St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-0093
www.lostboysdc.com

Located in Georgetown, Lost Boys brings specially selected garments and higher-end fashion to the sophisticated and polished men of D.C. The owner, fashion expert Kelly Muccio, handpicks all merchandise, so the curated collection includes quality garments and accessories meant to flatter and make someone feel great. The vibe is cool and welcoming. Be sure to scope out the expertly crafted shoes, as well as belts and hats. Lost Boys offers private styling sessions in what is called THE BLACK ROOM.

Meeps
2104 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-6546
www.meepsdc.com

Meeps is a casual vintage boutique where you can find rare pieces under $50. Inventory is brought in daily and includes some contemporary items. For men, Meeps is the ultimate destination for hats – think 90s snapbacks and 70s trucker hats. Also, browse fun, unique bow ties and ties suitable for either the workplace or a social event. Shop cool, contemporary clothing like band T-shirts and sports jerseys. The owners of Meeps also own Treasure Vintage.

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Palace 5ive
2220 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 299-9008
www.palace5.com

This funky skate shop caters to style-conscious men with a laid-back street vibe. The accessory collection is rather extensive – but Palace 5ive particularly specializes in footwear. Popular shoe brands carried include Adidas, Converse, Vans and Nike. Accessories for the head comprise sunglasses, hats and beanies. Leather goods, like wallets, bags and gloves, are also available. The Palace 5ive staff is accommodating to all shoppers and eager to aid in making smart purchases.

Sherman Pickey 
1647 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-4212
www.shermanpickey.com

Sherman Pickey is an independent boutique located in the Book Hill section of Georgetown. The store, which recently celebrated a decade of business, sells classic clothing and accessories with a modern twist for both men and women. Socks are a necessity and Sherman Pickey is sure to keep a wide assortment of quirky, colorful and noticeable socks in various stripes and patterns. An uncommon accessory that any man can personalize is an engraved belt buckle and belt strap by Trafalgar – wearable for any occasion and reasonably priced. New inventory arrives weekly and custom orders are also available. Customers have three weeks to exchange unwanted items.

South Moon Under
2700 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 440
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 807-4083
www.southmoonunder.com

A well-known chain in the DC area, South Moon Under is a trendy destination for both women and men. The men’s selection is hip and diverse. Accessories include wallets and bags by Herschel and Scotch & Soda. Sunglasses are mostly classics, like Ray Bans. Be sure to check the sale section, as South Moon Under often has decent markdowns.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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