Periwinkle opened in 1999, on Livingston Street in Chevy Chase DC. Most of the businesses which comprise the neighborhood are independently owned and operated, and there is a small town feel in the daily flow of foot traffic.

When I chose this location it reminded me of the New York neighborhood I grew up in, where shopping in charming boutiques and small business was a way of life. I have tried to bring this experience to Periwinkle.

Every day when my staff and I open the door we feel like we are about to take part in a unique experience. The shelves are brimming with appealing merchandise and we are ready to assist our customers in finding just the right gift for any occasion.

—Judy Philactos, Owner