Hidden Gems: A destination for last-minute Halloween shopping

Chocolate Moose, a zany gift shop at 17th and L streets, is full of Halloween items and accessories for that last-minute costume. The store also sells everything from high-quality chocolate to books, toys and cards.

“We have some funky wigs and easy costumes like capes,” said Marcia Levi, the shop’s co-owner. “General, little, fun stuff that you could come in on your way out and pick up something.”

Barbara Levi and Marcia Levi, sisters and GW alumnae, opened Chocolate Moose in 1978 in Van Ness Center, and have since made their way downtown.

“We’re both art majors, so we like hand-crafted things or edgy things, very funky, bright colors, geometric, just affordable, cool stuff,” Marcia Levi said.

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