U Street Boutique – Inspire the Artist in You
A curated boutique with gifts, home goods, and beauty items. All products are thoughtfully made, designed for slow living, and inspire the artist in all of us.
Once the heart of African American culture, the U Street-Shaw district draws locals and visitors alike for its legendary music and nightlife scene. The birthplace of DC hero and jazz musician Duke Ellington, the area continues to celebrate its heritage.
Shop the Collection
Whether you’re looking to find a one-of-a-kind gift or want to add a special finishing touch to your home or outfit, Salt & Sundry has a selection of artisanal treasures to satisfy your creative cravings. From patterned throws to screen printed bags, their assortment will inspire your inner designer.
The U Street neighborhood is both colorful and historic – the part of DC that never sleeps, full of eclectic food options, late-night dancing and rich culture. Take a stroll and discover a diverse array of funky boutique shops for clothing, furniture and records; or grab a bite at time-honored restaurants like Dukem, where you can enjoy Ethiopian fare such as the spongy injera bread and intriguing spices.
Living at Aperture means being just steps away from this dynamic city scene. Our location offers luxury living on a quiet street, with U Street restaurants and entertainment a block away. The Green and Yellow Lines’ U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Washington Metro station is just around the corner, providing easy access to downtown and beyond.
Find the Perfect Gift
When shopping for a gift, it’s important to consider the recipient’s interests and personality. This will help ensure that the gift is something they’ll truly appreciate and enjoy. It’s also a good idea to take into account the occasion, as certain gifts may be more appropriate for some occasions than others. Lastly, it’s always a nice touch to add a personal touch to a gift, such as a heartfelt note or a personalized piece of jewelry.
Finding the perfect gift for someone special can be a fun and rewarding experience. By taking the time to consider the person’s interests and personality, as well as the occasion and budget, you can be sure to find a gift that they will love. If you’re struggling to come up with a gift idea, don’t hesitate to ask for help from friends or family members who know the recipient well. They may be able to provide some ideas that you wouldn’t have thought of.
If you’re looking to buy a new home, check out Aperture, a boutique condo building just steps from U Street. The seven-story, 19-unit property has 17 market-rate units and two “affordable” homes made available through DC’s Inclusionary Zoning program.
U Street continues to attract a mix of locals and visitors with its old-school vibe and variety of funky boutique shops for clothing, decor and records. For food, you can dine at the Ethiopian-themed Dukem restaurant or try a world-famous half-smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl. Music lovers find their way to 9:30 Club, Velvet Lounge or Bohemian Caverns; and fitness buffs can take a class at the newly opened Universal Capoeira Health and Wellness. The neighborhood also has a Saturday farmers’ market and plenty of coffee shops for a cup o’ joe.