Washington, D.C., isn’t the first place that we think of when it comes to destination shopping, but it turns out the nation’s capital has some cool places that dress its most stylish locals. Curious to know where the city’s most stylish girls are shopping, we asked them to loop us in.
To find out the places worth a visit, we asked bloggers Alison Coglianese, Pari Ash, and Nour Hijazi, who shared all their favorite spots. Whether you want to discover cool new brands, indulge in some designer shopping, uncover vintage band tees, or find some staples at Zara, these eleven shops and boutiques are for everyone. Don’t plan a trip to D.C. anytime soon without saving these first.
Keep reading to see where stylish locals are shopping in D.C.
One of my favorite spots in D.C.! Gabby, the owner, has such an amazing eye for choosing beautiful basics and on-trend pieces that’ll fit seamlessly in you wardrobe and be staples for years to come.
The best of both worlds when it comes to making room in your closet and also finding some amazing new additions. Its selection of secondhand pieces is carefully curated to be on-trend and seasonal, and there are so many high-end designer finds just waiting to be snatched up.
I love that D.C. finally has its own little pocket of luxury shopping! My lunch breaks often include stopping by Gucci to browse—so dangerous—and then grabbing an açai bowl at Fruitive. They also have some other great brands like Vince and Kate Spade.
Okay, so not necessarily fashion-related, but this is my go-to for all things beauty and skincare! In addition to carrying all my favorite brands, its exclusive M-61 skincare line (created by the founder of Blue Mercury) is incredible. I’m a total convert.
This is such a well-curated shop for quality basics and for those effortlessly chic pieces like a light wool jumpsuit. I also love its selection of jewelry and accessories—especially its sunnies!
Even though you can find most of its inventory online at Neiman Marcus, the store is beautifully designed and a really fun place to shop! They have something for pretty much every occasion—from denim and simple tees to dramatic dresses and whatever’s on trend. The staff is super sweet, always helpful, and they really go the extra mile to help you put that perfect outfit together.
Sometimes I go into a store just to get inspired—Relish is one of those places. I love going to independent boutiques that don’t have online sales despite the unfortunate decline of brick-and-mortar retail. It makes the shopping experience that much more special knowing I bought something I couldn’t find online while supporting local businesses.
— Pari Ash
This shop carries brands such as Assembly and Religion. I love the contemporary and simple pieces that are found here, and also that they carry mainly neutral-colored clothing. I tend to gravitate toward neutral items—especially in the colder months.
This shop not only caters to my fashion likes, but it has a beautiful aesthetic that makes you want to stay inside for as long as possible. I especially love its handbags, which I find are usually small, boxy, and classic (my perfect bag).
A classic fashion lovers shop. It’s affordable, on trend, and the clothing covers a little bit of every fashion genre.
This list wouldn’t be complete without an amazing consignment store. I come here to find funky jackets, band tees, and anything else that catches my attention. I also enjoy shopping vintage when I can.
Keep reading to shop the pieces you need for your next trip.
Keep your electronics charged with the built-in outlets.
The perfect travel jacket.
Stylish and comfortable.
Hop on the micro bag trend with this tiny style.
and Topshop Tape Detailed Track Joggers ($95)
Stay stylish while you travel with a fashionable track suit.
Big sunglasses are essentials for trips.
To stay hydrated.
Aside from keeping you organized, this cosmetics case has a smaller inner pouch for light traveling, plus a top-handle you can hold it by, should you run out of space in your luggage post-shopping.
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