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GE­ORGE­TOWN CUP­CAKE

Win­ner Wash­ing­ton Post Cup­cake Wars. Own­ers (for­merly of TLC’s “DC Cup­cakes”) per­son­al­ize frost­ing on treats made in 18 fla­vors daily. M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-8 pm. 1209 Po­tomac St NW, 202.333.8448; 4834 Bethesda Ave., 301.907.8900

HILL & DALE

Lo­cal mu­si­cian’s record par­lor in Canal Square (be­side Sea Catch) with all-new vinyl plus posters and pho­tos by pho­to­jour­nal­ist Peter Si­mon. See web­site for up­com­ing acous­tic in-store ses­sions. Tu 1-7 pm, W-Su noon-7 pm. 1054 31st St. NW, 202.333.5012

ICE CREAM JU­BILEE

Vic­to­ria Lai’s frozen treats made from all-nat­u­ral ingredients and milk from a lo­cal cream­ery. In­ven­tive fla­vors like sweet potato mo­lasses candy and honey le­mon laven­der. Hours vary by lo­ca­tion. 301 Wa­ter St. SE, 202.863.0727 Metro: Navy Yard; 1407 T St. NW, 202.299.9042

LE BUSTIERE

Euro­pean-in­spired bou­tique for lin­gerie in wide range of styles, sizes and brands, plus bra fit­tings and swim­suits. Ac­ces­sories (hosiery, lin­gerie de­ter­gent). M noon-7:30 pm, Tu-Sa 11 am-8:30 pm, Su noon6 pm 1744 Columbia Road NW, 2nd floor, 202.745.8080

LEICA

The Ger­man cam­era man­u­fac­turer’s first U. S. out­post. Knowl­edge­able staff. On-site gallery fea­tures lec­tures, work­shops and ro­tat­ing pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tions. M-W 10 am- 6 pm, Th-Sa till 7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. 977 F St. NW, 202.787.5900 202.787.5900 Metro: Metro Cen­ter

PENNY POST

From founder of nearby Red Barn Mer­can­tile, light-filled cor­ner shop stock­ing pretty paper prod­ucts from greet­ing cards to per­son­al­ized sta­tionery. Wrap­ping paper, whim­si­cal of­fice prod­ucts, desk ac­ces­sories, fine/im­ported writ­ing in­stru­ments. M-Th 10 am- 6 pm, F-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-5 pm. 1201 King St., Alexan­dria, Va., 703.838.1515

REI

Out­door gear re­tailer’s D.C. flag­ship in his­toric Uline Arena (site of the Bea­tles’ first U.S. show). More than 50,000 square feet of equip­ment for cy­cling, hik­ing, kayak­ing, camp­ing, etc., plus “ad­ven­ture sta­tion” with guide­books, maps. La Colombe cof­fee, courtyard with fire pit. In-store classes. M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm. 201 M St. NE, 202.543.2040 Metro: NoMaGal­laudet U

SEYLOU BAK­ERY & MILL

San Fran­cisco cou­ple’s first ven­ture in Blag­den Al­ley with name ref­er­enc­ing the word for “ea­gle” in the Mandika lan­guage in West Africa. Whole­grain breads, crois­sants, sour­dough. Cof­fee, but also tea in­spired by Ayurvedic prac­tices. W-Su 8 am- 4 pm. 926 N St. NW, Suite A, 202.842.1122 Metro: Mt. Ver­non Sq

UNION MAR­KET

Culi­nary mar­ket­place with lo­cal “ar­ti­san” ven­dors in­clud­ing Follain nat­u­ral cos­met­ics, Pere­grine Espresso, Right­eous Cheese Co. and Rap­pa­han­nock Oys­ter Co., plus John Mooney’s Bid­well restau­rant. Wines, fresh bread, em­panadas. Tu- F 11 am- 8 pm, Sa-Su 8 am- 8 pm. 6th St. and Neal Place NE 301.347.3998

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