Six years ago, when vintage clothing store Meeps moved from 15th and U NW to 18th and California NW, I couldn't have imagined how different the U Street and Adams Morgan neighborhoods would look today. After Meep's move, U Street saw an incredible influx of indie & vintage clothing stores while Adams Morgan saw more retail stores and also got a major face lift in the form of a massive streetscape project.
Meeps has been a DC institution since 1992 and recently changed hands. The new owners (same as 14th Street's Treasury) closed the store for most of July to renovate the space, reorganize the floor plan and incorporate new clothing stock. They reopened last week with bright paint schemes, a more open layout and new clothes + accessories. And when I visited last weekend, sales were brisk.
If you've read the blog before, you know I give major props to vintage stores with a good men's section. Many stores have an 80/20 or 90/10 women/men clothing ratio, understandably. But, Meeps comes through. Very good, quality selection. I look forward to visiting again soon for new fall (already!?) pieces and yes... winter jackets. Heh, OK, it may a bit early for winter wear, but, yeah. I'm on it.
Meeps is located at 2104 18th St NW in Adams Morgan. Open 7 days.