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Find the best shops, boutiques and more in Washington, DC.

Made in DC: 20+ Local Businesses That Deserve Your Attention

Small businesses across the country have had an especially tough year. DC's vibrant local community of entrepreneurs and creatives have pivoted from once-popular in-person experiences to online ordering and curbside pickups. We can't say enough about our homegrown businesses and hope you'll fall in...

@mbrenna5 - Union Market Holidays
8 Places to Shop in Upper Northwest DC

Retail in Upper Northwest ranges from the big-name, big-budget department stores and boutiques on Wisconsin Avenue NW to locally owned shops on Connecticut Avenue NW.

Politics & Prose Bookstore - Upper Northwest - Washington, DC
8 Vintage Shops & Thrift Stores for New-to-You Finds in Washington, DC

From luxe labels to locally owned boutiques, there’s no shortage of places for DC’s fashionable crowd to make a statement – and their last-season finds are your newest treasures. Get thrifty at these vintage boutiques for second-time-around gems.

Vintage Fashion at Meeps in Washington, DC
Where to Shop at CityCenterDC

Fashionistas rejoice! CityCenterDC —an expansive, mixed-use development boasting boutique after boutique beckoning shoppers— has made Downtown DC the place to be when it comes to haute couture. The retail destination takes up several city blocks and features shops like Paul Stuart , Jo Malone...

Fall Installation at Palmer Alley in CityCenterDC - Where to Shop in Washington, DC
Where to Eat, Drink & Shop at DC's Union Market

It’s a Sunday afternoon at NoMa’s Union Market , and a couple is slurping bivalves at Rappahannock Oyster Bar while, nearby, a tween struggles to eat a taco while walking. Just across the way, there’s a line forming for either the beer, the bratwursts or both at Red Apron Butchery . Welcome to...

Union Market in NoMa - Food hall and shopping center in Washington, DC
Everything You Need to Know About DC's Downtown Holiday Market

Where is the Downtown Holiday Market? What’s nearby? This year's edition of the Downtown Holiday Market will be on the street, filling two entire blocks of F Street NW from 7th to 9th Streets. Now in its 16th year, its bright lights bring Penn Quarter and Chinatown to life, providing a holiday...

Holiday Shopping at the Downtown Holiday Market - Christmas and Holiday Market in Washington, DC
8 Charming Independent Bookstores in Washington, DC

Regularly ranked as one of the most literate cities in the nation, Washington, DC finds its brain fuel from a variety of new and used bookstores. During your visit, pass on the ebook for a classic paperback or a first edition. Browse the shelves of these neighborhood nooks to find that one book you...

@sanauphoto - Couple at Capitol Hill Books - Independent charming bookstores in Washington, DC
Things to Do This Week in Washington, DC

As you continue to practice social distancing and the city slowly reopens, we've gathered up some things to do, including safe in-person activities as well as virtual events going on this week. As always, you can check out tons of on-demand virtual museum tours , neighborhood tours , TV and movies...

@rodriguito_saint_king - Pentagon City Metro
What's Open, Reopening, Closed and Canceled in Washington, DC

The coronavirus pandemic has affected events, attractions and other businesses throughout the Washington, DC area. The city is currently in Phase Two of recovery, which allows many businesses to reopen. Make sure to check out our list of reopened businesses and read below for more details on...

@brenntravels - Summer sunset over DC skyline flying into Reagan Airport - Best views of Washington, DC
15 Indie Boutiques for Fabulous Local Finds

In need of seasonal wear, or something new and fresh to impress your significant other? You’re in luck, because the shopping inventory in the nation’s capital goes well beyond the standard name brands. Read up on some of our favorite indie boutiques below.

Hu's Shoes & Hu's Wear - Shopping in Georgetown - Washington, DC