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Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Rachel Cooper Updated 06/26/19 Share Pin Email The Washington, D.C. area has a number of great neighborhoods for shopping. Throughout the region, you’ll find multiple locations of the large national retail stores such as Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Gap, Old Navy, etc. If you know where to look, you will also find plenty of unique stores and shopping venues. Here is a guide to help you find the best neighborhoods for shopping in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. 01 of 09 Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Georgetown is a popular Washington, D.C. neighborhood for shopping, dining, and nightlife. This shopping mecca appeals to the younger crowd but also has plenty of boutiques and antique stores for all ages. Most of the shops in Georgetown are centered along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. 02 of 09 Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. The lively Washington, D.C. neighborhood has an eclectic selection of bookstores, clothing boutiques, art galleries, gift shops and coffee shops. A few blocks away, along Connecticut Avenue, you'll find more traditional clothing stores such as Brooks Brothers, Talbots, Burberry's and the Gap. 03 of 09 Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C. This revitalized neighborhood near the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. is bustling with activity among the new museums, contemporary restaurants, and trendy shops. Some of the better-known retailers include H&M, Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor Loft, Urban Outfitters, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. Gallery Place is a popular venue for shopping, movies, and restaurants. 04 of 09 Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. Eastern Market is a Washington, D.C. institution, a farmers market that offers fresh produce and flowers, delicatessen, baked goods, meat, fish, poultry, cheese and dairy products. On Saturdays, there’s an arts and crafts fair and on Sundays, a flea market features antiques, arts, collectibles, crafts and imported goods. Also on Capitol Hill, you’ll find lots of upscale shopping at Union Station, the city’s train station and a shopping mall with more than 130 stores, several restaurants, and a 9-screen movie theater. Continue to 5 of 9 below. 05 of 09 Friendship Heights, Washington, D.C. This neighborhood on the border of D.C. and Maryland is a great destination for upscale shopping for the latest in fashion trends. Mazza Gallerie is a multi-level mall located just steps from the Friendship Heights Metro Station. Two blocks away, you’ll find the Chevy Chase Pavilion another shopping mall with luxury retail stores 06 of 09 National Harbor, Maryland National Harbor, Maryland - The mixed-use waterfront development located on the Potomac River is a growing area with upscale retail shops and restaurants. The nearby Tanger Outlets offers a wide range of brand named stores. 07 of 09 Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia Alexandria is a great destination for a day of sightseeing, dining, and shopping. The historic town has a variety of unique shops ranging from antiques to art galleries to jewelry stores to souvenir shops. The Torpedo Factory Art Center has three floors with 84 working art studios. It is a special place to shop for unique gifts and you can watch the artists at work. 08 of 09 Mclean, Virginia The largest shopping mall in the Washington, D.C. area is located in Northern Virginia just minutes from downtown D.C. With more than 290 stores, Tysons Corner Center offers an extensive selection of merchandise including everything from high fashion apparel to home furnishings. And if that’s not enough, across the street is Tyson’s Galleria, an upscale shopping mall with 120 premium retail stores. Continue to 9 of 9 below. 09 of 09 Arlington, Virginia Crystal City Shops is a unique place to shop with its underground walkway. You’ll find a variety of clothing boutiques, art galleries, gift shops and excellent restaurants. Another great shopping mall is the Fashion Center at Pentagon City with more than 150 shops located on four levels. Washington D.C. Annual Events Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Get to Know Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods A Guide to Transportation in Washington, D.C. The 7 Best Washington, D.C. Hotels of 2021 The Best Shopping and Dining in Friendship Heights Winter Family Fun Activities in the Washington, D.C. Area 8 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Washington, DC Shopping for Antiques in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia Save Money By Shopping at These Washington, D.C. Outlet Malls Shop for Unique Gifts at D.C.'s Downtown Holiday Marketplace Top Attractions to Experience in Washington, D.C. 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