Shopping

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

What Do I Need to Know About the Downtown Holiday Market?

Where is the Market? What’s nearby? Located at 8th and F Streets NW in downtown DC, the Downtown Holiday Market holds down the area in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery . At night, its bright lights bring Penn Quarter to life, providing a holiday spark to...

Downtown Holiday Market - Winter Holidays in Washington, DC
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
Discover Eastern Market’s Sights, Smells & Sounds

Nestled in the heart of historic Capitol Hill just north of Barracks Row, Eastern Market is a must-visit for lovers of fresh, locally sourced food and drink, and arts and crafts lovers. Designed to serve as the neighborhood town center, this popular community hub has attracted an eclectic group of...

Eastern Market on Capitol Hill - Indoor Market and Food Hall in Washington, DC
Where to Eat, Drink & Shop at NoMa’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 mini-skirt wearing 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...

Union Market in NoMa - Food hall and shopping center in Washington, DC
8 Independently Owned Bookstores That Will Charm You in Washington, DC

Regularly ranked as one of the most literate cities in the nation, DC finds its brain fuel from a variety of new and used bookstores. During your visit, pass on the ebook for a $20 Penguin Classic or a first edition. Browse the shelves of these neighborhood nooks to find that one book you’ve been...

Kramerbooks
Made in DC: 19 Local Businesses That Deserve Your Attention

The best keepsake from a great vacation is a product or experience that truly embodies the city that you visited. With that mind, we’re featuring DC businesses that reflect the city’s entrepreneurial streak while producing a notable product. Each of these vendors are members of Made in DC , a local...

District Doughnut - Made in DC - Shop Local in Washington, DC
20+ Places to Eat, Shop & Play on 14th Street

Bars, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, music venues, vintage stores: the 14th Street scene has an experience for everyone. Locals and visitors throng to this exceptional streetscape for its endless allure and ceaseless excitement. Read up on the spots that make 14th Street buzz.

Outdoor Patio of the Pearl Dive on 14th Street in 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
Where to Shop in Washington, DC

Find a fresh new look for your home, sweetheart or self in DC. No matter where you are in the city, you’ve got options. Indie storefronts populate some of the hot new places to see and be seen, like 14th Street . Live out a Georgetown fantasy and browse its one-of-a-kind boutiques and design stores...

Holiday Shopping in Georgetown - Where to Shop in Washington, DC
11 Vintage Shops for New-to-You Finds

From luxe labels to locally owned boutiques, there’s no shortage of places for DC’s fashionistas to make a statement—and their last-season finds are your newest treasures. Check out these vintage boutiques for second-time-around gems.

Vintage Fashion at Meeps in Washington, DC