Best Shopping in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland

When it comes to retail therapy, here are some of our top places to shop in America's Capital Region.

Shopping in Georgetown in Washington, DC
Shopping in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington, DC
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia
Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland
CityCenterDC
CityCenterDC
King Street, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Historic Old Town Alexandria
Bethesda Row shopping and dining
Bethesda Row in Maryland
Shopping in Georgetown in Washington, DC
Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland
CityCenterDC
King Street, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Bethesda Row shopping and dining

Famous brand names, designer boutiques, iconic department stores, outlet malls with incredible values and one-of-a-kind specialty shops make this area of Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland 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!

Luxury Shopping

High-end retail therapy is a favourite pastime of Capital Region residents. CityCenterDC is a shopping and dining haute-spot, with stores such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton and restaurants like Momofuku CCDC and Milk Bar in Washington, DC. The glittering, three-storey Tysons Galleria offers more than 100 splurge-worthy shops and a Ritz-Carlton Spa in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Explore an ever-expanding collection of fashion and lifestyle brands, from Kate Spade to Williams-Sonoma, at Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland.

Outlet Malls

Bring an extra suitcase: Capi­tal Region’s outlet malls offer huge bargains on designer and name-brand goods. Arun­del Mills in Hanover is Mary­land’s largest outlet shopping centre, with more than 200 stores, a movie theatre and a casino hotel. Find scores more discounted labels — ranging from J. Crew to Michael Kors to Under Armour — at Tanger Outlets National Harbor just south of Washington, DC and Norfolk Premium Outlets in Virginia.

Unique Boutiques

The Washington, DC neigh­bourhood of Georgetown is steeped in style, especially Cady’s Alley and the fashion­able intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, which teem with indie boutiques. Eclectic shops line Maryland’s Main Street communities, including Ellicott City, Frederick and Baltimore’s Hampden neighbourhood. More unique boutiques can be found in the Virginia neighbourhoods of Old Town Alexandria, the Mosaic District in Fairfax and Richmond’s trendy Carytown district.

Shopping Malls

From high-end to budget-friendly, there’s something for everyone at the Capital Region’s many malls. Hop on the Metro to reach Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, a three-storey shopping mecca set directly across the Potomac from Washington, DC in Arlington. Norfolk, Virginia’s MacArthur Center is one of the largest malls in the bustling Hampton Roads region. And just north of Bal­timore, Towson Town Center is well-stocked with stylish clothing, chic accessories, home decor and more.

One-Of-A-Kind Souvenirs           

Ready to hunt for treasure? Discover only-in-Maryland gifts — think silver crab pen­dants, antique ship lanterns and totes made from recycled sails — in quaint downtown Annapolis. In DC, unique memorabilia can be found at the National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History and other Smithsonian Institu­tion museum gift shops along the National Mall. Virginia’s more than 30 Artisan Trails, centred in culturally rich re­gions like the Northern Neck and Shenandoah County, offer up folk art, handicrafts and quirky gifts from local artisans.

Looking to bag more great finds? Check out these additional options for Maryland shopping and DC shopping, too! 

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