It was a big deal when DC opened its first Shinola. Now the brand known for its Detroit-built watches, bicycles, journals, pet accessories, small leather goods and leather care is announcing the upcoming opening of its third local nationwide flagship — and only the brand’s tenth brick-and-mortar location. The Capital City’s sure getting its Shinola on!
Originally home to the Studebaker showroom in the 1920s, the space that will hold this third store in the 14th Street Corridor (1631 14th Street NW) will open in September 2015. In partnership with Washington Project for the Arts at the venue, Shinola will also showcase local artists during quarterly exhibitions in an in-store gallery.
“We are extremely excited about the opening of our DC flagship space on 14th St. Given the extensive sense of community in the area and wonderful friends we have made in Washington, we look forward to welcoming everyone into Shinola’s newest home,” said Shinola’s Jacques Panis in a written statement.
This new DC location will replace the temporary shop that opened in November 2014. Filson, Shinola’s sister brand, will take over Shinola’s former space at 1534 14th Street NW.