Washington D.C. area, United States
Shopping Center and Stores in Washington D.C.
It's hard to leave empty handed after a visit to Washington, D.C. Many neighborhood boutiques in the U.S. capital city sell unique fashion pieces, while the big shopping malls and outlets offer a wide variety of merchandise at accessible prices. If you are looking for designer clothing, you can find them in D.C., such as the renowned Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton.
What makes The District special is the assortment of museums' and city attractions' gift shops that sell souvenirs that you can not get in any other place. As a great cultural city, Washington D.C. has an uncountable number of bookstores that offer fine literature, featuring collector's editions. These wonderful options make Washington, D.C. not only an excellent place to vacation to in the United States but also a true paradise for big time shoppers.
Capitol Hill is a historic neighborhood located in the shadows of the U.S. Capitol, where you can find from local designer's boutiques to fascinating antique bazaars and renowned outlet stores. Every weekend in Capitol Hill, shop in one of the liveliest arts and crafts open-air markets in Washington, D.C.
Chevy Chase / Friendship Heights
These two are adjacent elite residential and commercial neighborhoods located within the D.C. metropolitan area. Both feature many contemporary and bohemian designer shops as well as exclusive fashionable brand name boutiques. On the blocks of this district is the Mazza Gallerie Mall, where you can step in just to look around and come out with large bags in your hands that read "Cartier,""Neiman Marcus" or "Saks Fifth Avenue."
As in many U.S. cities, Chinese immigrants had settled in this city, transforming this area into a colorful neighborhood full of folklore and traditions brought from the Far East. There are many restaurants in Chinatown D.C. that offer delicious typical cuisine, as well as multiple shops and stores that present an exotic stock of cooking ingredients, medicinal herbs, clothing and electronic appliances manufactured on the other side of the world. Chinatown is very close to the Downtown area so it's easy to get there, definitely worth a visit.
In this eclectic neighborhood, you will find bookstores and trendy galleries that sell paintings, sculptures, unique pieces of hand made jewelry and a bunch of one-of-a-kind gift items. Dupont Circle is a blend of fine shops, casual cafeterias and is also the place in Washington, D.C. where most of the 150 foreign embassies in the U.S. capital are.
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
Drift along the long walkways of this three-story mall located in the surrounding areas of The Pentagon. Go with enough time to see each and every one of its 170 shops of all kinds, from the cozy boutiques of exclusive brands as Kenneth Cole, M.A.C Cosmetics, or Armani Exchange to the large department stores as Macy's or Nordstrom.
Washington, D.C. Downtown
Block after block, in the D.C. Downtown area, you can find sidewalk cafeterias, fancy restaurants, as well as tiny or large shops offering infinite kinds of merchandise. Walking by the streets that surround the National Mall and The White House, you can simply take a look at what those shops offer or guiltlessly max out your credit card, picking up unusual souvenirs, trendy fashion items or rare antiques.
National Harbor Marina
Spend long days and evenings in this attractive place that overlooks the calm Potomac River, trying the delicious cuisine offered in open-air restaurants, enjoying exciting entertainment or shopping in exclusive boutiques. National Harbor Marina is an elegant array of luxurious shops like Swarowski, Harley-Davidson and Godiva Chocolatier, as well as a fantastic marina, always busy with a lot of magnificent yachts. This is the place in Washington, D.C. that the Cirque du Soleil comes to every year, when touring around the United States.
Georgetown is a historic site and an avant-garde district at the same time. Along its beautiful cobblestone streets, this D.C. attraction offers an interesting variety of shops, that feature well known fashion chains such as Sisley, Banana Republic or J. Crew, as well as local designers' boutiques. Without a doubt, in Georgetown you'll find crafts and clothes that will satisfy all your shopping cravings.
Union Station is much more than an old train station located a few blocks away from the U.S. Capitol. Nowadays, it's one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Washington, D.C., transformed in one of the favorite shopping spots in the US capital. On its three levels, you can find prestigious brands such as Victoria's Secret, Ann Taylor or Nine West, as well as multiple restaurants and a movie theatre, to add to your shopping entertainment.
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