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City shoppers will fill the sidewalks of Wisconsin Avenue today and Saturday for the annual Georgetown French Market.
Pleasant spring temperatures and strolling musicians will provide the perfect backdrop for open-air shopping while the 75 percent discount offered by many of the art, clothing and antique dealers will give browsers the perfect incentive to buy.
To get the most out of this anticipated event, we asked D.C. style blogger Lindsay Souza, who writes about home décor, fashion and the colorful “Doors of DC” at The Pursuit of Style, what shoppers should try to spy at this year’s market.
5 Things to shop for at Georgetown’s French Market:
1. Art – Whether it’s a $20 antique book plate or a pricier original, art is one of the best ways to inject personality into your home. No need to be an art critic to invest, just buy what speaks to you.
2. Linens – The change of season is the prefect time to give your linens a refresh. Look out for throw pillow and blankets in light weight fabrics.
3. Tableware – Warmer weather means outdoor entertaining! Pick up a wicker tray and a set of cocktail napkins, and you’ll be set for drinks on the patio.
4. Objects of Affection – It’s the little things that make a house a home, so don’t be afraid to come home with that silver champagne bucket or quirky figure you don’t need but somehow can’t imagine living without.
5. Colorful Classics – It wouldn’t be Georgetown without a little bit of prep, right? Look for classic pieces updated with a punch or color or pattern.
French Market is open April 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood between P Street and Reservoir Road.