Hot Spots for the Capital Region's Best Shopping

When it comes to retail therapy, these offerings are second to none. Find out our favourite places to shop in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Shopping in Georgetown in Washington, DC
Shopping in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington, DC (Photo courtesy:
Tysons Corner Center, Virginia
Tysons Corner Center
Shopping in Baltimore, Maryland
Antiques Row in Baltimore, Maryland
Shopping at Washington Dulles International Airport
Shopping at Washington Dulles International Airport
King Street, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Historic Old Town Alexandria
Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland
Shopping in Georgetown in Washington, DC
Tysons Corner Center, Virginia
Shopping in Baltimore, Maryland
Shopping at Washington Dulles International Airport
King Street, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland

Famous brand names, designer boutiques, iconic department stores, outlet malls with incredible values and one-of-a-kind specialty shops make this area a shopper’s dream destination. We've highlighted a few hot spots below, but be sure to check out our Shopping page for even more ideas!

1. Old Town Alexandria

Shop the unique boutiques on King Street and pick up handcrafted gifts at the studios of working artists at the nearby Torpedo Factory.

2. Downtown Annapolis

Among the funky boutiques, check out Brown-Eyed Girl or Lilac Bijoux for inspired jewellery, both on Main Street. Hobo the Original on Green Street offers distinctive handbags.

3. Mosaic District

A variety of local boutiques, national retailers, dining options and amenities like an eight-screen cinema and Sunday farmers’ market are can’t-miss features at this complex in Fairfax, Virginia.

4. Eastern Market

This Capitol Hill institution is an indoor-outdoor farmers’ market, flea market, and arts and crafts event held every weekend in Washington, DC.

5. Baltimore’s Antiques Row

What’s available is constantly changing, but count on finding early American furniture, Chinese porcelains, pewter, silver, beads, buttons and bows.

6. CityCenterDC

Don't miss this inviting and upscale mix of shopping, residential and dining offerings in an elegant downtown neighbourhood. You’ll find Burberry, Dior, Gucci, Hermès, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and others.

7. Tysons Corner

This area is home to the largest concentration of shopping on the East Coast outside of Manhattan. Located off the Metro’s Silver Line, it’s also easily accessible from Washington, DC and the metropolitan region.

8. The Collection at Chevy Chase

Steps from the Friendship Heights Metro, indulge in this venue’s small but exclusive selection of classic brands, including Jimmy Choo and Cartier.

9. Georgetown

The intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, DC is a trendy epicentre for serious shoppers seeking fashionable boutiques like Tuckernuck, Relish and Ella-Rue.

10. On the Go

Transit hubs aren’t just for getting from one place to the next. In addition to an innovative online duty-free service and Be Relax Spas, Washington Dulles International Airport boasts a collection of distinguished international brands, ranging from TUMI to Thomas Pink. Travellers can also find what their hearts desire at Maggie's Collections, Kashmir Imports and other shops inside DC’s Union Station.

11. More for Less

Brand names sell for less around every corner at Capital Region outlet malls including: Arundel Mills in Hanover, Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Tanger Outlets National Harbor, and Premium Outlets in Leesburg, NorfolkClarksburg, Williamsburg, Hagerstown and Queenstown.