Shopping at the same old places can be a bit boring, and if you go on the regular, you might have run out of things to see – and buy. Here are some more options around the DMV to spice up your shopping life!
A staple in DC for shopping, dining, and nightlife. There are a plethora of boutiques and antique stores, as well as national retailers, so you never miss out. By strolling down M Street or Wisconsin you are sure to find a new treasure for your closet or home, but if you don’t you can always find something to make your stomach happy *cough* Baked & Wired.
If you don’t live in DC and DC traffic is not your thing, then the Mosaic District maybe just the place. There are tons of dining and shopping opportunities available, and if you want to catch a movie at the theater. Don’t forget to stop by Take 5 Boutique if you want a unique and global taste that embodies the metropolitan women of the DMV. However, if you are looking for some new bling to add to your collection, stop by Sophie Blake New York and you won’t want to leave without something new.
This DC neighborhood has a diverse selection of clothing stores, art galleries, bookstores, and coffee shops. If you are looking for a hat for derby season you can find that in Dupont Circle too. If you are looking for more traditional retail therapy, you can always head down a couple blocks onto Connecticut Avenue.
Old Town Alexandria
If you want the historic feel of Georgetown, but don’t actually want to deal with the DC bustle, Old town Alexandria may be the place for you. Placed right outside of DC, you can still get the DC feel, but you won’t have busyness of the city. With an eclectic mix of small shops and big box stores you’ll sure to find a new gem.
If luxury shopping is for you, then Wisconsin Ave and Western Ave may be your new favorite place. From the the shops at Wisconsin Place to The Collection window shopping may not be enough. Besides, who wouldn’t want to go grocery shopping at Whole Foods in their new Jimmy Choo’s? Maybe even stop by and pick up a new Tiffany Blue box for your collection. Or you can go to Bloomingdales and won’t want to leave.
Downtown DC has become more and more popular with CityCenterDC. Whether you are just window shopping, or you are having a treat yourself day, there are numerous upscale shopping opportunities form Hermes to a Caudalie spa. Also, on your way out don’t forget to get yourself a piece of crack pie form Milk Bar.