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

Whether you seek designer labels, discount scores or one-of-a-kind treasures, you’ll find everything on your wishlist at these Capital Region shopping gems. 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. Maryland’s The Collection at Chevy Chase, just outside Washington, DC, is an entire block filled with top designer labels such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Virginia's Tysons Corner district is known as the “Rodeo Drive of the East Coast” due to the more than 400 high-end shops at Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria. DC's Georgetown neighbourhood is the destination for shoppers looking for a mix of indie speciality shops and designer boutiques.

Outlet Malls & Shopping Malls

With more than 10 premium outlet malls and dozens of shopping centres ranging from high end to budget friendly, you’ll want to bring an extra suitcase. A15-minute ride on the Potomac Water Taxi from DC will take you to Tanger Outlets National Harbor in Maryland, home to more than 85 shops. Equally close to DC, Arlington, Virginia offers a plethora of shopping options at the Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Ballston Quarter, both accessible via Metrorail.

Unique Boutiques

Just a few blocks from the ocean front, Virginia Beach's ViBe Creative District is a hub of artists selling their creations in quaint shops. Uncover eclectic treasures throughout the Penn Quarter neighbourhood in the heart of Washington, DC, also home to numerous museum gift shops. The 50-blockhistoric city centre of Frederick, Maryland is filled with hundreds of boutique and speciality shops all in one walkable area.

One-Of-A-Kind Souvenirs           

Return home with mementos that will remind you of your Capital Region holiday for years to come (or until it’s time to visit again). Union Market in Washington, DC is more than a food hall serving regional favourites: You’ll also find a collection of shops selling items designed and made by local artists such as Salt & Sundry, which offers home goods and apparel, and Shelter, where you can purchase beautiful jewellery as gifts or for yourself. Local by Design in Annapolis, Maryland offers truly unique souvenirs from more than 100 local creative businesses. And don’t forget to stock up on Maryland’s iconic Old Bay seasoning and AR’s Hot Southern Honey from Virginia for your own kitchen. Historically inspired housewares await in Colonial Williamsburg. In Merchants Square, you can find shiny Jefferson cups at Danforth Pewter or browse the shops for everything from magnets and T-shirts to old-fashioned soaps and candles

Looking to bag more great finds? Shop until you drop in Maryland and indluge in some DC-style retail therapy

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