Top Stores to Shop in Style in the Capital Region USA

Outlets, malls and boutiques in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia attract shoppers of all tastes.

Arundel Mills Mall, Maryland
Arundel Mills Mall, between Baltimore and Annapolis
Potomac Mills shopping in Virginia
Shopping for designer brands at Potomac Mills, Virginia
Shopping in Alexandria, Virginia
Shopping in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Queenstown Premium Outlets in Maryland
Queenstown Premium Outlets on Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore
Tysons Corner Center in Virginia
Tysons Corner Center
Dupont Circle in Washington, DC
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Arundel Mills Mall, Maryland
Potomac Mills shopping in Virginia
Shopping in Alexandria, Virginia
Queenstown Premium Outlets in Maryland
Tysons Corner Center in Virginia
Dupont Circle in Washington, DC

Washington, DC: Trendy Boutiques, Designer Brands & Eclectic Shops

Shopping in DC is a neighbourhood adventure. Here are some highlights.

Located on Capitol Hill, Eastern Market is one of the city’s liveliest open-air weekend arts and crafts markets. Nearby is Barracks Row Main Street along 8th Street SE, a historic community that combines the arts with retail in a pedestrian-friendly environment. Union Station, DC’s glorious Beaux-Arts train station, houses dozens of shops like Victoria’s Secret, The Body Shop and Ann Taylor.

Dupont Circle is an eclectic, cosmopolitan neighbourhood that’s home to trendy galleries, used bookshops and national retail outlets. Pick up funky accessories at the Proper Topper or one-of-a-kind gift items at the Tiny Jewel Box.

Georgetown is one of DC’s most celebrated neighbourhoods. Its historic cobblestone streets are lined with locally-owned boutiques, antique shops, national retail outlets and a mix of pubs and restaurants that are perfect spots for celebrity-spotting.

Along U Street near Logan Circle, Home Rule stocks playful kitchen accessories, tableware and bath accessories. U Street is also home to numerous clothing boutiques such as Lettie Gooch and Junction.

CityCenterDC, a mixed-used development encompassing several city blocks in downtown DC, offers an upscale mix of shopping including Burberry, Dior, Gucci, Hermès, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and others.

 

Maryland: National Retailers, Outlet Shopping & Antiques

Shop for high-end designer fashions in Chevy Chase, where you’ll find Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and exclusive boutiques like Jimmy Choo, Max Mara, Gucci and Tiffany.

For unique handmade arts, photography, pottery, jewellery, paintings and more, visit The Arts Place at Puccini just east of Cumberland.

Harborplace is Baltimore’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Located at the famous Inner Harbor, you can browse through a mix of unique shops, restaurants and diverse eateries and seasonal entertainment.

If you’re seeking antiques, the Beaver Creek Antique Market in Hagerstown has been noted as one of the finest on the East Coast. More than 150 quality dealers exhibit in the beautiful complex, where a smile and a fresh pot of coffee will always welcome you. More than 435 antiques dealers are located in Laurel, Frederick, Emmitsburg, Bowie, New Market and Kensington. Historic Antique Row in Baltimore features decorative objects in bronze, ceramics, books, clocks, furniture, silver, fine art and more.

Value and outlet shopping opportunities abound across Maryland. Arundel Mills between Baltimore and Annapolis features 17 major anchor stores and more than 200 specialty stores that feature outlet, discount and specialty retailers, themed restaurants, Maryland Live! Casino and entertainment. Queenstown Premium Outlets and Hagerstown Premium Outlets are difficult to resist with specialty outlet stores such as Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, COACH, Jones New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Kate Spade and more.

 

Virginia: The Region’s Most Upscale Malls & Bargain Shopping

Missing your four-legged best friend? Visit the Dog Park Boutique in Alexandria for pet treats. Do a little shopping for yourself at Diva Designer Consignment, a boutique featuring women’s designer clothing, shoes and accessories by the likes of Prada, Marc Jacobs, DUI, Milly, Tory Burch and many others – with prices as fabulous as the fashions.

For upscale mall shopping, Tysons Galleria will not disappoint. Located in Fairfax County, Tysons Galleria houses Sur la Table, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo, Neiman Marcus, Chanel and Burberry. Across the street at Tysons Corner Center, check out national retailers such as Nordstrom, Macys, Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales.

Virginia boasts outlets such as Williamsburg Premium Outlets, with 135 designer and brand-name stores, and Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, with 110 stores including Adidas, Burberry, Coach, J.Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Williams-Sonoma and many more. Don’t miss Potomac Mills, located near Washington, DC, featuring more than 200 stores under one roof, including Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store and Last Call by Neiman Marcus, as well as full-service restaurants.

Take advantage of the variety of shopping opportunities in Virginia including flea markets, museum shops and art galleries.

For more information on shopping in Capital Region USA, visit our Shopping page.

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