Washington, D.C. features many great shopping districts and venues to meet every consumer’s needs. From high-end clothiers, jewelers, booksellers and everything else you may seek, you know that when you come out to one of the many existing shopping neighborhoods around the D.C. region, you’re bound to find just what you seek. There are plenty of varied venues that offer a well-stocked containment of goods and services. If you want to know just where the best neighborhoods to go on a shopping spree can be found, here are a couple of suggestions to satisfy your inner shopaholic.
Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is one of the city’s major cultural and social hubs. It’s here you will find the perfect balance and blend in everything you seek, from bars, nightlife, special events, dining and, of course, a number of shopping selections. The commercial scene is one of plentiful diversity and includes a bounty of boutiques and specialty shops that range in all interests. From clothing, accessories, antiques, consignments and any other number of trendy finds, you can trust a shopping trip to Dupont to quell the needs of everyone on your list. Dupont Circle encompasses the surrounding neighborhoods of 16th St., N.W., 22nd St., N.W., M St., N.W., and Florida Ave., N.W.


From high-end shopping, popular retailers and small-scale boutiques, Georgetown features a combination of new, old, large and small. Stroll the charming cobblestone streets through historic venues while making your way to plenty of retail markets of versatile interests. In all, you will find over 470 merchants located within what constitutes Georgetown Park, including small indie stores along with large retailers like DSW, TJMAXX, J. Crew and dozens of others. In addition to a wealth of shopping opportunities, Georgetown is also the place for numerous restaurants, galleries, hotels and other attractions. Georgetown’s primary shopping venues can be found around M St., between Potomac and Wisconsin Ave.

Old Town Alexandria

Historic Old Town Alexandria features a combination of the best in modern shopping along with small town quaint tastes. The picturesque, historical setting and nostalgic architecture make up the tidy scene for locally owned small boutiques and the acclaimed antique market Alexandria is famous for. Old Town is a dream come true for shoppers and is home to fancy finds in upscale fashion markets and nationally known big-box retailers like Williams Sonoma, Anthropologie and many others. Shoppers can explore the vast varieties with easy access via the free trolley service that runs up and down King St. to each unique shopping experience.

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National Harbor

At the National Harbor waterfront, you will find over 150 retailers that cater to a vast array of diverse interests and tastes. Major retailers you know and love offer all the latest and greatest finds in fashion, clothing, accessories, books, music and everything else on your list. Additionally, you will find specialty shops offering rare and unique buys. Most of the surrounding retail locations can be found along the backdrop of the pristine Potomac waterfront, where you will also find numerous options in dining and local attractions and pursuits.

Tysons Corner

Tysons Corner caters to a variety of high-end shopping venues and is home to two of the region’s most popular shopping malls —Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria. Both present shoppers with seemingly endless possibilities to cover all those shopping demands. In addition to major mall anchor stores, the greater Tysons Corner community has some of the finest shopping centers and single shops around, offering diverse interests in shopping, dining, touring and exploring. The community also offers out-of-town visitors plenty of lodging accommodations.

Related: Shopping Guide To Washington, D.C.

Laura Catherine Hermoza has a lifelong love for writing. In addition to serving as a contributor to various media publications, she is also a published novelist of several books and works as a proofreader/editor. LC resides in Baltimore County.