Ready, Set, Spend! D.C. Shopping Must-Visits for Luxury and Name Brands

Many of the must-see tourist destinations in Washington, D.C. allow entry completely free of charge which is great because you can save up your money to spend it at the bevy of top shopping locations peppered throughout the district and the Metro region.  

Luxury brands await your viewing at CityCenterDC, the latest shopping center to hit the district, and Tysons Galleria, sometimes referred to as 'The Rodeo Drive of the East Coast.' You'll find stores like Burberry, TUMI, Gucci, BOSS, and Chanel just to name a few.

If deals are more your style, take a road trip up to Virginia to the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets where luxury labels are mixed in with well-known brand names. Join their VIP Club to get notifications on exclusive coupons and upcoming sales.

Be sure to check out one of the largest malls in the United States -- Tysons Corner Center. Featuring a staggering 300+ stores in its lineup, you may want to wear some tennis shoes or just buy some if your feet get too tired.

Grab some cash and check the spending limit on your credit cards because Washington, D.C. is ready to serve all your shopping tastes.




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

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets


Hope your credit card is warmed up because it will surely get a workout at these outlets set in beautiful Leesburg, Va. Shoppers can take their pick of 110 outlet stores ranging from luxury labels to well-known brand names like J. Crew,...  Read More

Outside the City


Composed of dozens of locally-owned businesses, Downtown Frederick has multiple shopping options in a beautiful historic setting. Check out Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts to find a child's present free of batteries. Go to Zoe's Chocolate Co. for...  Read More

Tysons Galleria
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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

Politics & Prose Bookstore


Last year during national Small Business Saturday, President Barack Obama brought his two daughters here to buy holiday gifts and once you step inside, you will understand why. Locally owned by two former "Washington Post" reporters, the store...  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



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



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

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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

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


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