Acme in the News


Acme Mid-Century + Modern is the runner-up in the Vintage Home Finds & Antiques category in this year’s Best of Nova poll by Northern Virginia Magazine!  Congratulations to our friends at Quinn’s Auction House for winning.bestofnovaheader2.jpg

“Don Draper’s character may have been questionable, but his city apartment? A midcentury modern dream. Live out all your Mad Men fantasies at this authentic shop” on King Street.

hat HOME ACCENTS TODAY — June, 2019


Acme was recognized as an “independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including furniture stores, home accessories boutique stores and interior design showrooms – that merchandise creatively, have a positive presence in their local communities and stand out from the competition.”


Acme was selected by readers of Northern Virginia Magazine as the best vintage home finds store in 2018.

“There is a lot of research and dedication to curating authentic, vintage, midcentury modern furniture that had its second coming after Mad Men. And 70f21fc4-e131-486d-a5fb-cfe6f6aa8e10.pngsince 2013, proprietor S. Pierre Paret has given his customers this focus by housing a broad range of vintage home goods, from furniture to decor, at his shop in Alexandria. Though the space is smaller than your typical furniture store, here everything you see has gone through vetting and is a quality piece. If you are seeking something specific, Paret will go on the hunt for you if he doesn’t have it on hand. His goal: make sure his customers have a home designed just as they like it.”

WASHINGTONIAN — October 5, 2017

Acme was featured in the “Where to Shop” section of a recent article entitled “Neighborhood Guide: How to Spend a Day in Alexandria” in Washingtonian Magazine:

Unknown-8“Score vintage treasures, such as an Erik Buch teak bar, a Herman Miller/Eames lounger, or a 1960s table crafted from California redwood. There’s also a selection of new pieces that only look as if they came from the Mad Men era, including Modernica fiberglass chairs that can be special-ordered in 37 colors. 1218 King St.; 703-836-0333.”


VOGUE.COM — January 16, 2017

Acme Mid-Century + Modern was recently mentioned in Vogue!  Along with several other great Alexandria businesses, Acme was showcased in a recent article on by Lilit Marcus entitled “Why Alexandria, VA Is Way More Than Just a Suburb of DC.”

From the “Where to Shop” section of the article:

“…at Acme Mid-Century + Modern, the lovingly curated selection of everything from Jetsons-esque lamps to retro air travel posters will give your apartment the Mad Men vibe you’ve always dreamed of. You may not be able to sleep where George Washington slept, but can you can shop where he shopped by visiting the Saturday farmer’s market, in the same spot where our first president sold produce sent from Mount Vernon.”


Photo by Robert Merhaut

Acme was covered in depth in a Home & Design section article entitled “Shop Spotlight: Acme Mid-Century + Modern” in Northern Virginia Magazine:

 “Old Town Alexandria’s Acme Mid-Century + Modern purveys modern and vintage artifacts, furniture, accessories, sculpture and art.”





MODERNICA BLOG — March 24, 2016


Modernica, the famous California manufacturer of iconic mid-century designs, has featured Acme in the Modernica Blog.  The “Dealer Spotlight” features recent and earlier photos of Acme and some of our wide range of inventory.

As an authorized dealer, Acme carries the full scope of Modernica’s products, including the iconic Fiberglass Shell Chair line (in which there are over 4000 possible combinations of bases, finishes, and fiberglass colors), Modernica’s large selection of sofas, benches, beds, storage units, tables, and the Case Study Ceramics line.

“… Acme Mid-Century Modern provides a range of offerings that shoppers delight in discovering time and time again.”


DO IT YOURSELF DEL RAY — June 22, 2015


Local Alexandria Blog DIY Del Ray did a nice profile of Acme Mid-Century + Modern and the owner, Pierre Paret, “The Making of a Business: Acme Mid-Century + Modern

14296775087_4042e56a25_z.jpg“Not everyone has the opportunity to turn a hobby or passion into a career, but Pierre Paret has done just that. What started as a collection of mid-century modern furniture and accessories for his home is now a bricks and mortar shop in the heart of Old Town, Acme Mid-Century + Modern.”


A WALK IN MY SHOES — July 22, 2014


Local entrepreneur, Elizabeth Todd, interviewed Acme proprietor, Pierre Paret, for her blog “A Walk in My Shoes.



I met Pierre, the owner, at a new members meeting for the Old Town Boutique District. He is as sweet and charming as his store. The store is fIlled with furniture, home accessories and art that is both vintage and new. You will not be disappointed from the moment you arrive.”




Alexandria merchant’s group the Old Town Boutique District published a nice profile of Acme entitled “Bringing Iconic Design to Alexandria’s Homes


“Looking to add some vintage flair to your home and office? Enter Pierre Paret, owner of … Acme Mid-Century + Modern.”