Big expansion plans are in the works for U Street home decor shop Foundry. This month, founder Yvette Freeman opened a miniature version of Foundry within Leesburg's The Old Lucketts Store, one of the D.C. metro area's most popular vintage furniture shops. The Leesburg location of Foundry fills one room in the 8,000-square-foot The Old Lucketts' Store, offering the same mix of modern, traditional, and unique furniture and collectible objects as in Foundry's D.C. shop.
Freeman is excited to expand her brand to a new market in Leesburg, especially one that will be open seven days a week. Plus, Luckett's matched Foundry's aesthetic. "They're kind of a pioneer of vintage hip," she said. This is the second satellite location for Foundry. Freeman opened vintage clothing shop FoundryThreads in June in the Chartreuse & Co's monthly market in Frederick, another popular D.C. day trip location. "We want you to be able to find Foundry no matter how where your day trip is," she said.
But the U Street flagship Foundry is growing too. Freeman revealed that Foundry will move to a new 3,000-square-foot location in the U Street neighborhood this fall. The new location is under wraps for now, but it will double their square footage, with enough room for Freeman to consolidate her studio space under one roof. She's currently upholstering and designing furniture in a barn in Maryland. Staying near U Street was a given for Freeman, who notes this is the new furniture and design district in Washington. "People now think 'I need cool furniture, I'm going over to 14th and U street.' We're all congregating in that area," she said.
· Lucketts welcomes FOUNDRY to our Leesburg store! [Luckett Store Blog]
· Chartreuse & Co [Official]
· Foundry by Freeman [Official]