Luxury international fashion brands are worn by many power players in Washington, D.C. Yet if you were looking for a shopping center in downtown that carried them, you'd be out of luck – until now.
CityCenterDC is a 10-acre, mixed-use development featuring high-end shopping options, including kate spade new york, Burberry, Zadig & Voltaire, Allen Edmonds, Loro Piana, TUMI, BOSS, Longchamp and Salvatore Ferragamo.
"It's a unique shopping experience for D.C.," says Whitney Bossin Burns, CityCenterDC's director of marketing.
And it's true: there really isn't anything like it in the area.
A view from outside CityCenterDC — Photo courtesy of CityCenterDC
Over the spring and summer months in 2015, the development will be opening up a dozen new stores, including Hermes, CH by Carolina Herrera, Louis Vuitton and David Yurman. A Dior store is estimated to open in the fall.
"This summer is when we're really coming to life," says Bossin Burns.
The development, which opened last year, aims for a more street-oriented retail experience for those who delight in designer duds. There's space for more than 60 retail stores and 300,000 square feet dedicated to restaurants and cafes.
Other aspects of the structure include office space, condominiums and apartments.
To honor the National Cherry Blossom Festival, CityCenterDC became aglow in pink lights — Photo courtesy of CityCenterDC
Be sure to check out the public space area while visiting CityCenterDC, because you may find a free workout program going on or a concert ready to fill the air with enjoyable music.
"It's a fun place to come and hang out," Bossin Burns says. "There is always something fun going on."
All of this retail therapy will leave you hungry. So stop in to DBGB Kitchen and Bar by the world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud or the Thai-themed Mango Tree restaurant. Or go over to Raresweets for a sinfully delicious treat.
You'll find CityCenterDC located two blocks from the Verizon Center and five blocks from the president's home, The White House.
Parking is always a concern in the nation's capital, but patrons will find four levels of parking available at CityCenterDC, so there's no need to have to carry those packages to a distantly parked vehicle.
"I think [CityCenterDC] has been a great amenity to the city, adding to the D.C. experience," Bossin Burns says.
So after you have taken in all the monuments, museums and historical sites in the nation's capital, head on over to CityCenterDC, and treat yourself to some high-end shopping in an unforgettable environment.