Our Favorite Shopping Meccas In and Around Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. has tons to offer beyond its incredible tourist locations.

There are many places around the district where you can shop, whether you’re looking for clothes, jewelry, furniture or more, and delicious nearby restaurants can offer a break for when you get hungry.

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Capitol Hill

The historic neighborhood of the Capitol Dome has a variety of specialty boutiques along with a mix of nationally known retail outlets. If you’re looking for antiques then check out the Eastern Market on weekends, which is one of the most lively open-air arts and crafts markets in the city. There are also antique shops and many more on 8th Street SE.

Eastern Market. Credit: By NCinDC on flickr creative commons

 

Tysons Galleria

This is where you can find luxury brands like Cartier, Chanel, Burberry, Coach, Gucci, Emporio Armani and Louis Vuitton. After walking around, you can treat yourself at any of the nearby restaurants, such as Maggiano’s Little Italy, the Lebanese Taverna and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.

 

Chevy Chase Pavilion

This modern shopping pavilion offers a number of popular retail stores that won’t break the bank, such as H&M, Old Navy, and J. Crew. When you get hungry, you can go to celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio’s restaurant RANGE or one of the many other eateries located here.

Mazza Gallerie interior mall (early 1990s), Chevy Chase Pavilion street retail podium for a clunky office building (early 2000s), Shops at Wisconsin Place street retail along a detailed plaza (early 2010s).

Mazza Gallerie interior mall (early 1990s), Chevy Chase Pavilion street retail podium for a clunky office building (early 2000s), Shops at Wisconsin Place street retail along a detailed plaza (early 2010s). Credit: Three decades of retail by Payton Chung on Flickr Creative Commons

 

Downtown/ Penn Quarter/ CityCenterDC/Chinatown

Downtown D.C. has all the basics, but the specialty shops are what offer a truly unique experience. Beautiful handmade jewelry can be found at Mia Gemma, and stunning hand-knit clothing is available at Peruvian Connection.

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Crystal City Shops

Crystal City is a great place to buy health and beauty products, or experience them first hand at the numerous salons for both hair and nails, and luxury spas, like Nahid’s Spa + Salon. If you need gifts, try the Engraving Shop, Flowers with Love, Art Works and Schakolad Chocolate Factory. Its location just outside the capital gives you upscale dining options like Good Stuff Eatery of celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, Morton’s Steakhouse, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

Good Stuff Eatery. Credit: By jpellgen on flickr creative commons

Good Stuff Eatery. Credit: By jpellgen on flickr creative commons

 

Georgetown

This area is where you can buy fabulous shoes and clothing from locally grown designers as the cobblestone streets of the neighborhood are full of boutiques. Well-known chains such as Restoration Hardware and Coach can also be found here, not far from the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue NW and M Street.

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Tysons Corner Center

This is one of the nation’s largest shopping malls, as it is home to over 300 specialty shops and restaurants which will make shopping an all-day event. It also has an AMC movie theater for those who want to take a break with a movie.

 

Whatever you’re looking to buy, D.C. has a place to find it!

 

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