Best Shopping in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland

When it comes to retail therapy, we've got you covered. Find the 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
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia
Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland
Main Street shopping in Annapolis, Maryland
CityCenterDC
Upscale retail at CityCenterDC
King Street, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
The shop-lined King Street of historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Bethesda Row shopping and dining
Bethesda Row shopping and dining in Maryland
Shopping in Georgetown in Washington, DC
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia
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 speciality 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 Lilly Pulitzer to Williams-Sonoma, at Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland.

Outlet Malls

Bring an extra suitcase: The Capi­tal Region’s outlet malls offer huge bargains on designer and name-brand goods. Located in Hanover, Arundel Mills is Maryland’s largest mall, home to more than 200 stores and entertainment venues like Live! Casino & Hotel, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and Dave & Buster’s. Find more discounted labels — ranging from Banana Republic to Michael Kors to Under Armour — at Tanger Outlets National Harbor just south of Washington, DC and at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in Leesburg, Virginia.

Unique Boutiques

The Washington, DC neigh­bourhood of Georgetown is steeped in style, especially Cady’s Alley and the fashion­able crossroads of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, which teem with indie boutiques. Eclectic shops line Maryland’s Main Street communities, including Frederick, Westminster and Cambridge. 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, Virginia. Norfolk, Virginia’s MacArthur Center is one of the largest malls in the bustling Hampton Roads region. And just north of Bal­timore, The Mall in Columbia is well-stocked with stylish clothing, chic accessories, home décor 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 the quaint city centre of AnnapolisShop Made in DC has three locations (Dupont Circle, Georgetown and The Wharf) dedicated solely to selling products made in DC including art, apparel, jewellery, décor and more. Virginia’s more than 30 Artisan Trails offer up unique gifts from local craftspeople. In Roanoke, explore the marketplace at Black Dog Salvage, featured on the popular television show “Salvage Dawgs.”

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

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