No Washington DC tour can be said to have been complete without including some shopping inside it. In fact, most people traveling to foreign countries look to shop for something or the other that they can keep as a souvenir, which would remind them of good times. Washington DC has a plethora of options in that regard as well, and no matter where you stay in the city, you can always find places nearby to shop amazing keepsakes and collectibles.
From the 14th Street and U Street to Georgetown, there are many areas in DC which are well known for their designer stores and boutiques. Below are three of the most popular neighborhoods in the US capital where you can shop for highly regarded brands.
Although mainly known for its lively nightlife and dining options, Dupont Circle also houses a lot of places where you get to shop to heart’s content. Shop Made in DC, located to the south of the 19th St. neighborhood, is especially popular for its collection of wearables and homeware, most of which comprises items produced locally. At the same time, you can head to the Proper Topper store in the Connecticut Avenue to browse through their unmatched hat selection, or drop by the Tiny Jewel Box for some vintage jewelry shopping.
Chevy Chase and Friendship Heights
The vast shopping area spanning the border of these two residential neighborhoods to the northwest of the US capital city has a special charm to it. Although most of the Washington DC tour itineraries usually focus on city center attractions, some private tour operators help tourists schedule visits to the high-end malls here for an all-inclusive shopping experience. While The Shops at Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase let you explore luxury items and expensive products, The Collection offers exclusive products from major brands like Bulgari, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany and Co., and Cartier.
This is a given. Downtown DC is the heart of shopping sensation in the city, with City Center DC attracting millions of tourists each year from all over the world. The 10-acre square has a lot of cafés, restaurants, shops, and bookstores, which cater to the needs of all kinds of shoppers. You can find internationally recognized brands like Dior, Longchamp, Paul Stuart, Hermès, Burberry, and BOSS to shop for clothing and accessories here, while dining spots like DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Momofuku CCDC, Centrolina, and Fig & Olive, can be the perfect ones to retire after a tiring shopping spree.