Get Some Retail Therapy at These Top D.C. Shopping Centers

Are your shoes totally last season? Have you lost weight and now your clothes don't fit as well? Is an important event upcoming and you don't have something suitable to wear? Well then it's time to go shopping and what better place to spend your cold hard cash than in Washington, D.C. where a wide spectrum of retailers can be found throughout the area.

Many people may hear Union Station and just think of trains but there are more than 100 specialty shops located at the terminal which dates back to 1907.   

Looking for high-end brands? Head over to the newest area shopping center CityCenterDC for luxury labels like kate spade new York, TUMI, BOSS and Longchamp. Tysons Galleria has been referred to the  'Rodeo Drive of the east coast' so you are sure to a number of high-end goods here.

Eastern Market is a great destination to go to on a weekend. You may buy from more than 100 vendors selling a wide variety of items, get fresh produce from farms in the area and listen to live music. While it may give a neighborhood vibe, tourists from around the world come to this market.

Get your credit cards and cash ready because shopping centers await your purchases in Washington, D.C.  


Sharing a space with offices and the Embassy Suites Hotel, this sleek, modern shopping pavilion features a number of big-name retailers like Old Navy, H&M, J. Crew and Starbucks. If you aren't done treating yourself, grab a meal at one of two...  Read More

Tysons Galleria
Photo courtesy of Tysons Galleria

Not to be confused by the nearby Tysons Corner Center, this shopping haven has been known to be called the 'Rodeo Drive of the East Coast.' Luxury brands and fashion unite here with many names you will recognize – Cartier, Burberry, Chanel,...  Read More

From fashion to food, jewelry to health and beauty products, this underground shopping emporium has it all and serves as one of Crystal City's top destinations. Located just outside the nation's capital, you will find casual and upscale dining...  Read More

Tysons Corner Center

Hope you are wearing your tennis shoes because this center is one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. With more than 300 specialty shops and restaurants, shopping is an all day event. Located just 13 miles outside of Washington,...  Read More

Located in Arlington, Va., just outside the nation's capital, this shopping destination has more than 170 stores to tempt your wallet and bank account. You will find high-end stores mixed in with name-brand shops. Some stores include Apple, BOSS...  Read More

Have some time before an event at the Verizon Center? Head to Gallery Place located next to the entertainment venue for a little retail therapy in the Chinatown neighborhood. Chose from stores like Ann Taylor, Aveda and Urban Outfitters or grab...  Read More

If you are looking for a place that has great shopping options along with fun activities to do, National Harbor is your best bet. Located right beside the Potomac River, National Harbor features more than 150 retailers at the Tanger Outlets...  Read More

Built in 1873, this venue has served as a community hub for the Capitol Hill neighborhood and a destination for tourists from around the world. While the market is open during the week (except on Mondays), you will really want to come on the...  Read More

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Luxury international fashion brands are worn by many power players in the nation's capital, yet people could not find these labels in downtown until recently. Thanks to CityCenterDC, a 10-acre, mixed-use development, folks can scoop up high-end...  Read More

A train station may seem like an unlikely (and last minute) option to shopping but after undergoing an $160-million renovation, you will understand why this place made the list. One of the district's most popular tourist sites, Union Station not...  Read More


Meet Gina Gallucci White

Gina Gallucci White is an award winning freelance writer with articles appearing in such regional publications as Frederick Magazine, The Daily Record, Montgomery Magazine and The Gazette. She...  More About Gina

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