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    Street stalls: Street stalls in downtown :-(

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 16, 2006

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    I was again disappointed when I saw ugly, small street stalls in downtown, Washington. Well, this kind of commerce somewhat doesn't harmonize with downtown of the capital of the world's only superpower.

    What to buy: Sweatshirts in various colours and two versions of writings imprinted: Washington, DC and USA. White T-shirts in similar designs.

    What to pay: 10$ per 4 white T-shirts.

    STREET STALLS WITH CLOTHES IN DOWNTOWN DC WASHINGTON'S SWEATSHIRTS T-SHIRTS TO BUY SWEATSHIRTS
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    Street stalls: T-shirts, sweatshirts caps

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 16, 2006

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    I was a bit disappointed to see a large table with an open front from which T-shirts, sweatshirts, baseball caps, hats and other casual clothes both for kids and adults were sold, right opposite to the National Archives. I expexted fancier boutiques in the heart of downtown Washington. But clothes sold here were up to a few times cheaper than those sold in museum shops.

    What to buy: T-shirts, sweatshirts or caps with wriring: Washington, DC, FBI etc.

    What to pay: Mostly average prices. 3 white T-shirts for $10 (1 for $4).

    I LOVE DC STREET STALLS, DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON, DC FBI SWEATSHIRT FBI T-SHIRT STREET STALLS
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    Various vendors: Wat Thai Songkran Fest.~ Shopping

    by ReinaMorena Written Sep 25, 2006

    There are many types of vendors at this Festival. Jewelrey, Purses, Blankets, Furniture, Fans, Umbrellas... and FOOD. Hot, Spicy, Thai Food. Buy as little or as much as you want. Everything is pretty affordable but no matter what you get, you're sure to see one more thing you cant live without. I walked around that place sooo many time and said wasnt going to buy anything else... and ended up with it anyway. Dont be afraid to shop around... check out a few places before you buy something, you may see something that you want but its not perfect...if you look around you may just find the variation that you're looking for!

    What to buy: They have everything, many Unique items that you dont have to go to Thailand just to get. They've done it for you. Great for gifts.

    What to pay: The food is not expensive, and they have lots of affordable items for sale,,,as well as items such as furniture that of course are more high end in quality and in price.

    Purses ( hand made) Statues (furniture, Figures) Wall Fans I really want this but have no where for it to go! Hand painted Umbrellas...lovely and worth it!
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    Kiosks by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Military badges

    by gosiaPL Updated Jul 10, 2006

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    Shopping wasn't on my list of things to do in Washington D.C., but if you are a collector of military badges (or whatever these pins are called), the kiosks by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are just for you - you'll find them right away if you approach from the Lincoln Memorial's side.

    Heaven for collectors
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    Potomac Mills Mall: Potomac Mills

    by mattreider Written Nov 1, 2005

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    This is the largest indoor shopping mall on the East Coast, and is the #1 tourist destination in Virginia. You thought it might be George Washington or Thomas Jefferson's homes? The Scenic Blueridge Mountains? The Pentagon? Nope. It's the Mall, man.

    Separated into 6 neighborhoods and including separate buildings for Ikea and restaurants, the Mall is a discount shoppers' dream, with outlets for all the major (and minor) designers. Expect to spend a day, and some serious cash, mingling with locals such as myself flush with cash from payday.

    What to pay: Your credit limit is your only obstacle.

    It's a large mall.

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    All Kinds of Hassle-Free Shopping: Abundant Choices in Washington DC For...

    by deecat Updated May 29, 2005

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    "One can buy anything with MONEY except MORALITY." Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    f you enjoy shopping, then you will love Washing DC and the surrounding area.
    Here are some of the fun places to shop:

    1.For outstanding pottery, try Appalachian Spring Shop. It's like an informal museum with quilts, carved wood, fabrics, and, of course, pottery.
    1415 Wisconsin Ave. NW

    2. If you want art by local area artists, try Addison/Ripley Galleries which are located in both Dupont Circle & Georgetown.

    3.If you like to bargain for what you purchase, try the Georgetown Flea Market. It's open on Sunday only. There are the usual flea market items, but its reputation for selling high-quality furniture, antiques, and decorative items is good.
    Wisconsin Ave. & S St. NW

    4. If you have a teenager who is looking for extreme fashions, try Commander Salamander This is definitely for the young with extreme tastes...boot, shoes, packpacks as well as clothes.
    1420 Wisconsin Ave. NW

    5. For a gourmet food store, try Dean & DeLuca which is about as luxurious as any grocery store I've ever seen. Super salad bar and fabulous ready-made meals.
    3276 M St. NW

    6. For a large mall with lots of choices, try The Shops at Georgetown Park. It's right on the canal and has clothing, shoes, electrical goods, luggage, games, home fashion products as well as a food court and several restaurants.
    3222 M St. NW

    7. For really unique gifts, try one of the many Museum Shops You can buy artwork reproductions, books, textiles, ceramics, tapestry purses, and souvenirs. Some of the best are National Gallery of Art, Museum of African Art, National Building Museum, & The Renwick Gallery

    8. For DC memorabilia and souvenirs, try either Political Americana or Made in America which are both in Union Station

    What to buy: If you are like I am and love to read, you will be thrilled with all the bookstores in the area. Besides the usual big-name bookstores, there are book sections in all the museums as well as independently-owned bookstores.

    There's a museum and book shop in the basement of Washington National Cathedral.

    Also, there's the Herb Cottage, which is in a renovated octagonal baptistry on the Cathedral grounds.

    The gift shop at the Kennedy Center has books about the performing arts and Washington in general.

    "Things-to-do" books are sold at the Smithsonian Shops

    If you want art books, stop by the Franz Bader Bookstore at
    1911 I Street

    A real "book lover's" bookstore is Chapters a few doors down from the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel on K Street.

    Perhaps Politics & Prose is most typical of DC with books and interest of local authors. There are readings, book-signing parties, and receptions held here regularly.
    Located on Connecticut Avenue not far from the UFO-style Intelsat building.

    I don't think you'll have any trouble finding good book stores here in DC!

    Dean & DeLuca Gourmet Food Store
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    Vernders on the corner: Lookin for a tee shirt or other gift?

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 24, 2005

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    Now if you have a lot of people at home waiting for their bobble you brought them home and you want to get it cheap then by all means stop at one of these corner verders. You can get 4 tee shirts for ten dollars, if you go into a store, any store you will pay minimum of $10.00 or more for one tee shirt with Washington DC on it. So shop around and look for the best quality made ones, these vernders are a dime a dozen, all over the place.

    Venders on the corner
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    Capital Hill Market: The only Supermarket

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 24, 2005

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    This was the only market let alone a supermarket we saw in Washington DC. So if you plan on cooking yourself make sure you know if there is a market any where near by where you are staying. If you can or are willing to cook instead of eating out which is VERY expensive just about any where you eat, you WILL SAVE a lot of money in doing so.

    Supermarket
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    French Connection: Your French Connection in Georgetown

    by nomadig Written Feb 6, 2005

    Georgetown is full of clothing stores and most of the chains have their outlets there. We visited French Connection, as their selection is trendy and urban, thus fitting well with our wardrobe...

    The store looks very modern and fresh, maybe a little bit overpouring, too. As usual, there are two floors -- one for ladies and another for gents. The garments are trendy, rivalling in style with Diesel. The selection is good, covering everything from the head to the toe.

    French Connection is not the cheapest stores and it can quickly drain your wallet, if you are not careful.

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    Ann Taylor Loft: Business attires for ladies

    by nomadig Written Feb 6, 2005

    Ann Taylor Loft is a no-thrills garment store especially for ladies. The selection is geared towards business suits, but there are other items worth buying, too. The prices are decent and the quality / price ratio is good.

    We visited store on Dupont Circle in Washington DC. The store is located on a smallish shopping district that has other similar stores, so you can have a short shopping spree and then go to cool off in one of the many cafés in the area.

    The store has also a petite collection that is surprisingly large. If you are more of compact size, consider visiting one of the stores.

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    Victoria's Secret: Potomac Mills, Woodbridge, VA

    by Lady-Charisma Written Jan 17, 2005

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    Beautiful lingerie, fragrant eau de toilette, body lotions, etc.

    What to buy: Whatever tourist paraphernalia tickles your fancy about any of the historic landsites or monuments, whether it be t-shirts, posters, hats, or whatnot.

    What to pay: However much you can afford

    Potomac Mills, Woodbridge, VA

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    Eastern Market-GRAFKE: Original hand made Jewelry

    by zanzooni Written Nov 21, 2004

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    This is an outdoor vendor, that retails in some pricy shops, but if you come to see her here, you will get a better discount on her wares by buying directly from her. Shhhh! She's undercover...you can find her at the Eastern Market, as well as the address below.

    What to pay: Most of her items are under $100.00

    Her Create
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    Why ?

    by KarenTaylor Written May 14, 2004

    I don't go on holiday to shop, and I had heard that there was a Mall in Arlington, but I didn'y travel this far to do that ! I Dupont Circle , close to where I wa staying, there were a few specialist shops which served me well. I think I remember a Filenes Basement nearby, but couldn't for the life of me tell you the address. Not a typical woman eh ?

    What to buy: CD's.

    What to pay: Cheaper than the UK, that's for sure

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    Sidewalk Flowers anyone?: Street Vendors

    by RhondaRuth Written Sep 12, 2003

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    I like to stop and look at some street vendor's wares. Not someone who has laid out a blanker or jacket with "stuff" for sale. But real little cart stores. Sometimes you can get a good buy!

    What to buy: This one is a sidwalk flower shop.

    Sidewalk Flower Shop

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    Eastern Market

    by globetrotter_2006 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    South Hall & Food Merchants
    Tuesday-Saturday 7am to 6pm
    Sunday 9am to 4pm
    Closed Monday

    Open Air
    Farmers Line
    Saturday & Sunday 8am to 6pm

    The Flea Market
    Sunday 10am to 5pm

    Artist Market Farmers Market South Hall Flea market Flea Market
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