If you're anything like us, you'll probably want to know the stores to shop at if you're visiting a new city. And if you're heading to Washington, D.C., you're in luck because we've got the inside scoop on the coolest shops to check out.
We tapped blogger Sara Azani of Style MBA—who recently shared what defines fashion in the capital—to fill us in on the best shopping in D.C., and her list of cool fashion destinations will leave you inspired to visit each one of them. There's everything from shops with a curated collection of designer shoes to a boutique with cool girl–approved pieces from Anine Bing and Ganni to a vintage store brimming with bags from Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Your only issue might be trying to pack all of these spots into one trip.
Keep reading to find out eight cool stores to visit next time you're in D.C. and why Sara Azani loves each of them.
Lynn Louisa: "A thoughtfully curated boutique with a California-cool vibe carries some of my favorite brands, including Anine Bing, Rachel Comey, and Ganni."
Violet Boutique: "Trendy, classic, and affordable pieces that will have you browsing for hours."
Hu's Shoes: "Stylish and tastefully curated shoes and apparel—all my favorite brands, including Marian Parks, YSL, Stella McCartney, and more."
Ella Rue: "Carries both vintage (think Céline bags) and new clothing, including one of my favorite brands, Alexis."
S3 Active: "This is the couture of activewear, showcasing some of the most cutting-edge new designers. You may not want to work out, but your S3 Active will."
Current Boutique: "What's old is new again, and this is a crown jewel offering vintage Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci along with any major fashion brand. Wear flats—you'll be in here for a while."
Steven Alan: "Acne, Isabel Marant, and Clare V. are just some of the collections you'll find at this boutique. It's also my go-to for the city's best-smelling candles (Maison Louis Marie is a fave)."
Intermix: "You'll never walk out empty-handed here. With a carefully edited collection boasting designers from Chloé to Veronica Beard, Intermix is reliably fashionable and fabulous."
SHOP PIECES EVERY D.C. GIRL OWNS
Slip into these backless suede loafers.
These simple navy leather loafers are the perfect shoes for the workday.
The perfect day-to-night bag.
We love the gold ring detail.
These silver-and-gold earrings are a fun twist on classic hoops.
Pair yours with everything from a T-shirt to a satin dress.
Try these '80s-inspired glasses this summer.
A classic cat-eye silhouette in tortoiseshell? Done.
Invest in a timeless black blazer.
Pair this tuxedo blazer with skinny jeans and stilettos.
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