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Shopping in Kensington

During COVID-19 most shops are open with restrictions, some offer online shopping, curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

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Throughout Kensington you will discover a diverse and original selection of shops that include: antique/vintage; books; clothing; gifts; and home decor/furnishings.

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ABC Rug Outlet

ABC Rug Outlet

Experts in Oriental rugs, new and antique at outlet prices. Expert cleaning with organic shampoo as well as repairs. Buying, selling, trade-ins, and appraisals. Inventory is from estate collectors, trade-ins and consignments.

Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-5pm

4125 Howard Ave
301-493-4000

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Abernethy Sticks

Abernethy Sticks

Servicing the lumber, custom mouldings, cabinets and architectural millwork needs of DC, Maryland and Virginia customers since 1991.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

3837 Plyers Mill Rd
301-942-2667

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Adah Rose Gallery

Adah Rose Gallery

Located in Kensington’s Antique Row, Adah Rose Gallery showcases contemporary art in a variety of mediums. The gallery exhibits art incorporating many modern movements with a specialty in Text Based work. All openings are free and open to the public.

Hours:
Available by appointment with 30 minute advance request. We are in the Gallery most days and are delighted to open for you even if you are just looking!

3766 Howard Ave
301-922-0162

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Amicus Green Building Center

Amicus Green Building Center

Amicus is a home improvement store and design center dedicated to creating fresh spaces, fresh designs, fresh air and water, and a fresh take on what our buildings can do for you. We offer and use healthy, eco, bright and invigorating materials and design concepts. Regardless of budget or style, let us help you with your space.

Hours:
Mon-Fri by appointment only between 10am-6pm

4080A Howard Ave
301-571-8590

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Antique Market II

A multi-dealer antiques shop that includes Pat Harkness Antiques, The Vintage Vagabond, and Starrs Antiques & Collectibles.

Hours:
Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm

3750 Howard Ave
301-933-4618

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Antique Market III

A multi-dealer antiques shop that includes Sticky Mickey Sports Memorabilia and Split Personality Antiques.

Hours:
Wed-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm

3760 Howard Ave
301-942-4440

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Antique Village

Several antiques shops within.

3758 Howard Ave

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Antiques & Uniques

Specializing in glass, furniture, lamps and china.

Hours:
Thur-Sun 11am-4:30pm

3762 B Howard Ave
301-942-3324

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Ayoub N&H

Ayoub N&H

For three generations they have specialized in carpet cleaning, in-plant oriental & area rug cleaning, carpet installation, and repair of your floor coverings. They also provide professional cleaning for upholstery and leather furniture, draperies, floor tile & grout.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Sat 9:30am-3pm

10516 Metropolitan Ave
301-615-4879

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Bonjour Books DC

Bonjour Books DC

Offering a wide range of French-language books, events and other resources for children of all ages.

Hours:
Tues-Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm
Closed every afternoon from 11:30am-12:30pm

3786 Howard Ave
240-383-9163

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BW Surgical Supply

BW Surgical Supply

Offering a full line of durable medical equipment options for home care application. They also provide short term rentals for items such as manual wheelchairs, transport chairs, scooter/power chair, hospital beds, and other items that help someone stay mobile or receive care at home rather than at a specialized facility.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 10am-3pm

10556 Metropolitan Ave
301-946-1888

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Capital Sport & Swim

Capital Sport & Swim

DC’s team fitting outfitting resource for swimming, lacrosse, softball and field hockey.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Sat 11am-4pm

10558 Metropolitan Ave
301-949-7366

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Chesapeake Framing Company

Chesapeake Framing Company

The Chesapeake Framing Company is a woman-owned business that provides the complete range of art and framing services.

Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

10507 Metropolitan Ave
301-942-0485

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The Cusp of Extinction

The Cusp of Extinction

Asian and Chinese antiques & specialty items. Always fascinated by history, culture, design and how those interface with man-made artifacts, The Cusp of Extinction has made a point of searching the world for small, antique objects that have that certain appealing qualities.

Hours:
Thur-Sat 10:30am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm

3730 Howard Ave
301-651-7195

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CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

Convenience Store and Pharmacy.

Hours:
24/7

3715 University Blvd
301-962-8092

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DB Genesis Wood Flooring LLC

DB Genesis Wood Flooring LLC

We specialize in hardwood floor installation,  repair, refinishing as well as custom steps, carpet installation and tile installation.

During COVID-19 open by appointment.

4229 Howard Ave
301-526-6056

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Design Emporium and Antiques

Design Emporium and Antiques is Kensington’s place for beautiful home furnishings.

4000 Howard Ave
240-858-6127

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Diane

Diane's Antiques

A vast eclectic collection from Beanie Babies to Victorian furniture. Unusual decorator items ideal for restaurants, family rooms and interesting homes. Vintage collectible bears and dolls and estate furniture.

Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm

3758 Howard Ave.
301-946-4242

Gene

Gene's Costumes

Gene’s Costumes carries a large variety of accessories, makeup, and costumes to rent or buy for both adults and children. A great place to come for all of your costume needs.

Hours:
Tues-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 10am-4pm

10636 Connecticut Ave
301-949-4111

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Georgina

Georgina's G&G Antiques

Georgina has been in the antique business for 35 years. Her shop is a large building with 2 levels, an enormous inventory and very fair prices. Shop for glass, china, jewelry, sterling silver, perfumes, compacts, hats, gloves, furs and purses. Visit the “guy case” with military, knives, spectacles, political and smoking memorabilia. Cups and saucers are a specialty.

Hours:
Tue-Sat 11am-5pm Sun 12-5pm

3776 Howard Avenue
240-645-9029

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Goldsborough Glynn Classic Furnishings & Finds

Goldsborough Glynn Classic Furnishings & Finds

Furniture, mirrors, art, lighting and accessories – antique, vintage, some new – all well-made pieces for traditional or modern interiors.

Hours:
Tue-Sat 10:30am-5:30pm
Sun 12-5:30pm

3746 Howard Ave
301-933-4460

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Hawkins Produce

Hawkins Produce

A selection of produce, mulch, sod, top soil, garden plants and more.

Hours:
Daily 7am-4pm

10619 Connecticut Ave
301-573-8709

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HomeWorks Kensington

HomeWorks Kensington

HomeWorks sells beautiful home furnishings! Those unique pieces you’re looking for to tie a room together or even make a statement!

Hours:
Thu 11am-5pm
Fri-Sat 10:30am-5:30pm
Sun 2-5pm

3740 Howard Ave.
240-669-6773

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Jahann and Sons Persian Rugs

Jahann and Sons Persian Rugs

A family owned and operated business, Jahann and Sons has served Washingtonians for all their rug needs – cleaning, repairing, appraisals and restoration – for more than 40 years. They have one of the most unique and discriminating inventories available, carrying handmade carpets in all sizes from all corners of the globe.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 12-4pm

4210 Howard Ave
301-530-6660

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Jantiques Diamond & Estate Jewelry

For 20 years, Jantiques Diamonds & Estate Jewelry has been serving Kensington as specialists in antique/vintage platinum diamond engagement rings.

10429 Fawcett Street
301-942-0936

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Jill & Company Antiques

A shop filled with color and whimsy. Early quilts fill the walls and shelves; painted furniture and folky Americana will lure you into every corner. Little iron lamps with original shades light up an array of early hooked rugs, architectural pieces, decorated stoneware, and collectible doorstops. Plus, quilts, quilts and more quilts.

Hours:
Wed-Sat 11am-4pm
Sun 12-5pm

3744 Howard Ave.
301-946-7464

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Johnson

Johnson's Florist & Garden Centers

Your neighborhood florist and garden center. Fresh cut flowers, arrangements, houseplants, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, mulch, topsoil, organic products, pottery and so much more.

Hours:
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 10am-5pm

10313 Kensington Parkway
301-946-6700

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Kensington Framing & Design

Kensington Framing & Design

Quality framing and design.

10805 Connecticut Ave
301-933-6806

COVID-19 please call for an appointment Tue-Sat 11am-4pm

Regular Hours:
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 11am – 4pm

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Kensington Jewelers & Precious Metals

Kensington Jewelers & Precious Metals

Bringing you the best  deals for diamonds, gemstones and fine jewelry for a wedding proposal, anniversary or any special occasion.

3720 Farragut Ave
301-588-7296

During COVID-19 appointments are also available at 410-999-8293.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 10:30am-6:30pm
Sat 10am-3:30pm

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Kensington Oriental Rugs

Kensington Oriental Rugs is your one stop shop for the best selection of new and collectible Oriental and Persian rugs.

Hours:
Tue-Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 12-5pm

4000 Howard Ave
301-896-9800

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Kensington Pharmacy

Kensington Pharmacy

Kensington Pharmacy is an independent drug store where modern conveniences meets the charm and personal care of your neighborhood pharmacy.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8-8, Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 10am-3pm

3737 University Blvd. W
301-933-6165

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Kensington Row Bookshop

Kensington Row Bookshop

Two floors of quality, used out-of-print and unusual books in all subjects. Vintage newspapers, posters, postcards, magazines, photographs and prints. Author and poetry readings, live music, book groups and other interesting events every month. See our website for event calendar and more information.

During COVID-19 the bookshop is closed, but items are available for pick-up and by appointment.

Regular Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 12-5pm

3786 Howard Ave
301-949-9416

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Knowles Apothecary

Knowles Apothecary

Compounding specialists that carry a full line of vitamins, supplements, homeopathic remedies and natural health and beauty aids.

During COVID-19 they will have a closed door policy with curbside pickup and delivery during regular hours.

Regular Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-1pm

10400 Connecticut Ave
301-942-7979

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Knowles Station Wine & Co.

Knowles Station Wine & Co.

A unique beer and wine bar, kitchen and retail shop.

Hours:
Dine-in or Takeout:
Sun-Thur 12-8:30pm
Fri-Sat 12-9:30pm

Hours:
Wine & Beer Retail Hours:
Sun-Thu 12-9pm
Fri-Sat 12-10pm

10414 Detrick Ave
301-272-9080

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Linda Blackbourn Jewelry

Linda Blackbourn Jewelry

Small batch gemstone jewelry made using semi-precious and precious gemstones and traditional silversmithing methods by jewelry artist Linda Blackbourn.
By pppointment only

10315 Kensington Pkwy
240-643-1194

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Look Again Resale

Look Again Resale

An amazing variety of antique and collectible items with ever-changing merchandise donated to them. Art, jewelry, tools, linens, photographs, books, furniture, clothing, and so much more. Donations are welcome during business hours.

Hours:
Thur-Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 11am-4pm

3716 Howard Ave
301-942-4707

10419 Fawcett St
301-942-4707

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M.O.B. Vintage

M.O.B. Vintage

M.O.B. Vintage  is vintage home decor and collectibles shop specializing in Mid century Modern furniture, collectibles and anything uniquely amazing!!

3758 Howard Ave
202-270-3055

Hours:
Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm

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Modern Mobler Vintage Furnishings

Modern Mobler Vintage Furnishings

Modern Mobler specializes in Mid-Century and Danish Modern home furnishings – all vintage pieces, primarily from the 1950’s to the 1970’s.

During COVID-19 visit the website and call for an appointment.

Regular Hours:
Mon-Wed by appointment
Thur- Sun 10:30am-5:30pm

3730 Howard Ave
202-882-1648

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Montgomery County Liquor & Wine

Montgomery County Liquor & Wine

Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)

Hours:
Mon-Sat 12-7pm

3733 University Blvd
240-773-2013

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OAK

OAK

OAK is a local, independent brick and mortar store located in the heart of Kensington that offers modern, earthy, comfy apparel, handbags, jewelry and more.

Hours:
Tue-Wed 12-6pm
Thur-Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 12-5pm

10511 Metropolitan Ave
301-933-0281

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Old Town Market

Old Town Market

A friendly neighborhood market with great food to go, fine wine and craft beer.

Hours:
Mon-Sat 7am-8pm
Sun 8am-7pm

10251 Kensington Parkway
301-942-2294

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Petals to the MetalFlorist Llc

Petals to the MetalFlorist Llc

PETALS TO THE METAL florist offers individualized floral designs featuring non-traditional elements. They specialize in corporate and social event decor.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm
Sat 9am-1pm

10508-A Metropolitan Ave
202-701-5596

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Pink Dot

Pink Dot

A selection of gifts, apparel, jewelry and monogrammed items. Additionally, they provide monogramming services to customers that have an item they would like to have personalized.

Hours:
Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

3734 Howard Ave
240-558-3474

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Porcelain Corner

Ann Ford has collected  European pieces for over 25 years for her shop in Kensington’s Antique Market II. In addition to her porcelain works of art, you will also find crystal and a selection of vintage sterling jewelry, mirrors and some smaller furniture.

3750 Howard Ave
301-933-4618

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Raffie Jeweler

Established in 1986 by Owner Raffie Bardizbanian, we are a full service jewelry store and custom make and repair any kind of jewelry or watch. Pearl/bead stringing, appraisals, stone setting. Selling diamonds/gold at wholesale prices. We carry earrings, chains, bracelets, antique pocket watches, engagement rings, necklaces, colored stones, jade, Fostoria glass, antique mirrors, selection of Indian hand crafts and signed pottery, Tahishian pearls, diamond cocktail rings and wedding bands in platinum and yellow gold.

Hours:
Tue-Sat 10-5
Occasional Sun 12-4pm
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3774 Howard Ave
301-949-0490

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Red Studio

Red Studio Gallery show case art by artist Shara Banisadr. Sculpture, paintings, lamps, one of a kind jewelry and small gifts.

Hours:
Mon & Wed-Sat 10am-5
Sunday 12-5pm

3758 Howard Ave
301-564-1451

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Russia Online, Inc.

Russia Online, Inc.

Foreign language bookstore specializing in books in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and other languages. Large selection of materials for studying Russian.
Hours:
Tue-Fri 9:30am-12pm & 1-5pm
Sat 10am-6pm

10335 Kensington Pkwy
301-933-0607

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Safeway

Safeway

Your local Safeway is the place to shop! Come in and be inspired, your favorites are always in stock.

Hours:
Daily 24/7

10541 Connecticut Ave
301-945-4273

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Sally Shaffer Antiques

A delightful blend of antique American country furniture architectural elements and lovingly worn accessories for home and garden.

Hours: Wed-Sat 11am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm
Or by appointment by emailing sallyshafferantiques@gmail.com

3742 Howard Ave
240-463-1834

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7 Eleven

7 Eleven

Convenience food with two locations in Kensington.

10524 Connecticut Ave
301-949-6955

10594 Metropolitan Ave
301-946-8382

Both open 24/7

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Split Personality Antiques

Split Personality Antiques

Split Personality Antiques offers Deco, Nouveau and Fifties (50’s) furniture along with accessories to complete the look; including art, McCoy pottery, mirrors, light fixtures and lamps. We also have vintage costume jewelry, compacts and 50’s Kitsch and plastics.
Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm
Sun 12-5:30pm

3760 Howard Ave
301-942-4440

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Sticky Mickey

Sticky Mickey features vintage sports magazines and game programs pre -1970’s. Specializing in Brooklyn Dodgers,Redskins ,Yankees and other notables. Highlighting-Len Bias Cole Field house cover, Jack Kent Cooke opening day at Redskin Stadium.

Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm
Sun 12- 5:30pm

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Starr's Antiques & Collectibles

Paintings, porcelain, silver, fine jewelry and boxes galore. Tea caddies, sugar boxes, glove boxes, boxes made of opaline glass, crystal and the finest porcelain.  Her case is brimming—and often animated by figurines of parrots, pheasants, and cockatoos.

3750 Howard Ave
301-933-4618

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Strosnider

Strosnider's Hardware

Strosniders Hardware has served the area since 1953. This family owned and operated business has a complete selection of hardware, housewares, garden, paint, plumbing and seasonal merchandise.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7am-8pm
Sat 8am-7pm
Sun 8am-6pm

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Sunflowers Consignment Boutique

Sunflowers Consignment Boutique

Contemporary designer and brand name clothing and accessories for women and preteen/teen girls in sizes 00 thru 20. Also a great selection of designer handbags and premium denim along with new jewelry, sunglasses, watches and other select items.

Hours:
Tue-Sat 10am-5pm

10307 Kensington Pkwy
301-946-6721

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SW7

SW7

SW7 is a funky little shop offering work from local artists, small batch designers, contemporary gifts & vintage finds. Energetic & vibrant, this little shop on Howard packs a creative punch.

Hours:
Tue-Fri 11am-4pm
Sat 10am-4pm

3750 Howard Ave
240-274-6448

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Textile and Rug Museum

Rugs from around the world. For over 50 years Mr. Foroosh has offered his professional skill in the fields of weaving, dyeing, technical spot removing and hand washing, as well as restoring and appraisal of rugs and textiles.

By appointment only

10560-B Metropolitan Ave.
301-942-2885

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The Growing Years

The Growing Years

Children’s consignment boutique for clothing, shoes, maternity wear, highchairs, exersaucers, and more.

Hours:
Tue-Sat 10am-5pm

10303 Kensington Pkwy
301-933-1152

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This is the Place Bookstore

This is the Place Bookstore

Books and gifts for your LCS lifestyle.

Hours:
Mon & Wed 10am-4pm
Tue & Thu-Sat 10am-6pm

10335 Kensington Parkway
301-933-1943

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Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed is a gift and card shop selling rustic and elegant products.

Hours:
Tue-Sat 10am-5pm

10506
Connecticut Ave
202-558-3433

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Urban Thrift

Urban Thrift

Kensington’s best kept secret has great deals on the clothing, designers and styles you love!  As well as, upscale accessories, home décor furnishings and more.  By reusing, repurposing and shopping with us, you support a great cause and your local economy!

Hours:
Daily 11am-5pm

10730 Connecticut Ave
301-933-5666

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The Vintage Vagabond

Fun, eclectic items, tables, pottery, industrial antiques, vintage linens, jewelry, glass and more.

Hours:
Daily 10am-5:30pm

3750 Howard Ave
240-281-8510

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W.C. Fowler Carpet Service, Inc.

Family owned and operated since 1974, specializing in new carpet and luxury vinyl tile sales and installation for office, home and auto.
Also specializing in upholstery cleaning, carpet repairs and water damage remediation.
Additionally, they make custom carpet runners and area rugs.

Free estimates

By appointment only

10554 Metropolitan Ave
301-949-3400

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Weisser Glass  Studio and Gallery

Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery

Weisser Glass Studio is a complete resource center for materials and supplies, classes and workshops relating to glass art making including stained glass, fusing and kiln formed glass, mosaic, glass jewelry making, paperweight and beadmaking.

During COVID-19 shopping in the store is by appointment only during hours below. Curbside pickup is available for online shopping. Drop-off delivery services available with $200 order minimum.

Hours:
Wed-Sat 10:30am-5pm.

4080 Howard Ave
301-571-8966

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