Best Shopping in D.C.’s H Street Corridor

August 12, 2014 8:00 AM

Once considered the District’s second-largest commercial hub, the H Street corridor is back on the rise. This revitalized 1.5-mile stretch of the city is quickly becoming a sought-after destination for entertainment and trendy shopping.

The Cat Walk Boutique
1000 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 398-1818

This place is anything but cookie cutter. If you’re looking for some cutting-edge fashions that won’t cut deep into your budget, The Cat Walk Boutique might be just the place for you. The shop offers statement pieces and “women’s clothing with a twist” in all of the latest fashions from top designers. Its range of prices will fit your budget, and its inclusive sizing will fit your waistline. So go ahead, strut your stuff.

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Hunted House
510 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 549-7493

The dynamic furniture duo who own and operate Hunted House combines an eye for interior design and a taste for art deco and mid-century furniture to create a cozy shop which feels like you’ve just stepped onto the set of “Mad Men.” The clean lines and classic design of the shop’s pieces create an inviting atmosphere for shoppers to linger and visualize those items in their own personal spaces. The establishment carries everything from chairs, tables, credenzas and bookshelves, to writing desks, filing cabinets, bar trolleys and lighting. If you’re searching for unique and hard-to-find vintage pieces, look no further. It may be called the Hunted House, but your hunt is sure to end here.

822 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-3414

The store’s creative sign spelling out “Stan’s,” through the use of pictures of jeans and sweaters, is an indication of the colorful and creative options that men will find in this clothing shop. The establishment offers just about everything that you will need, from clothing, to classy hats like fedoras and kangols, and even rings and jewelry. It’s a one-stop shop for the guy on the go who wants to look great, but doesn’t want to spend too much time putting an outfit together.

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Metro Mutts
508 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Even the meekest of mutts can use a little retail therapy. Metro Mutts has got ’em covered. Dogs and cats will enjoy the selections that their humans will find at this shop for the furry and fabulous, which include chew toys, bedding and collars, along with a bevy of wet, dry and raw foods, as well as baked goods. Humans can also treat their four-legged friends to Metro Mutt’s walking and sitting services.

H Street Farmers Market
13th St. N.E. between H St. and Wylie St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 362-8889

Hosted by FreshFarm Markets, the H Street Farmers Market is a lively experience where the neighborhood comes together to enjoy the produce of family farmers and producers. Local shoppers can bring their families to enjoy live music, cooking demos and activities for the kids as they shop from a wide variety of organic and conventionally grown local foods. Selections include meats and poultry, eggs, yogurt and cheese, as well as fruits, vegetables and flowers. There are also selections of tasty artisan breads, and creamy deserts like sorbet and gelato. This year marks the 10th year that the market has been in operation in the H Street neighborhood. Rain or shine, it’s open every Saturday for all to come out and enjoy.

Kevin Don Porter is the author of OVER THE EDGE and MISSING—two mysteries available on Visit his website at

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