Washington D.C. Shopping

  • Shopping
    by GracesTrips
  • Shopping
    by GracesTrips
  • The food court
    The food court
    by Faiza-Ifrah

Washington D.C. Shopping

  • Malls

    Washington D.C. Shopping

    The Pentagon City Mall is just like any other mall you can find in America. They have the usual stores such as Nordstrom;s and Macy's along with several other national brands. The food court here is quite massive with tons of chain brands to choose from such as Taco Bell and Cinnabon. Our last visit to thsi mall was January 2014. My wife and her...

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  • Speciality Shops

    Washington D.C. Shopping

    The hallmark of a good tailor, aside from quality products, is unparalleled service. I'm not the best-dressed guy, and I walked into Geoffrey Lewis wearing my EMS jacket because it was cold in DC in December. The staff didn't bat an eye. Instead, they were immensely welcoming and professional. I needed to get final fit measurements for a tux for a...

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  • GEORGETOWN

    Washington D.C. Shopping

    Not a particular shop per say but all of M street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown offer everything the experienced shopper could possibly desire. From Louis Vuitton knock off purses purchased by the street vendors, to the funky Betsy Johnson boutique, stop in and get a new look for the evening by Felipe at Aveda or, for your kids take them to...

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  • UNION STATION

    Washington D.C. Shopping

    Union Station is a real working train station. The metro also stops here. And, who can ask for more...Lots of upscale retail stores, nice restaurants, movie theater (lower level) and mall food. I think it's worth checking out if you have some time on your hands. Go to the official website and check out the shopping coupons.

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  • Museum Shops

    Washington D.C. Shopping

    This story is located on the second floor of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. I usually stay away from museum stores because of their high, touristy prices. But I always look what they offer. Well, in this store they sell a lot of kitchy staff mostly for kids and youths at very high prices. Additionally the lady behind...

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  • CHINATOWN Shops

    Washington D.C. Shopping

    I didn't expect to find a famous Chinese artist living in Chinatown. Dai Tie Sheng is recognized in China as a genius of calligraphy and master seal carver. He is also a poet and writer and his works have been published in hundreds of newspapers. Mr. Dai can help you translate your name into Chinese, which is then written and framed into a small...

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  • DUPONT CIRCLE

    Washington D.C. Shopping

    The Dupont Fresh Farm Market is a mini version of Eastern Market. It is held every Sunday, rain or shine. It is considered to be one of the best markets in the country when it comes to the quality. You will find fresh flowers, bread, fruits and vegetables. This year will be the 10th year anniversary. HOURS April 2 to December 31 Sundays, 9 am to 1...

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  • Custom Tailors of Distinction

    The hallmark of a good tailor, aside from quality products, is unparalleled service. I'm not the best-dressed guy, and I walked into Geoffrey Lewis wearing my EMS jacket because it was cold in DC in December. The staff didn't bat an eye. Instead, they were immensely welcoming and professional.I needed to get final fit measurements for a tux for a...

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  • Tons of Shopping

    The Pentagon City Mall is just like any other mall you can find in America. They have the usual stores such as Nordstrom;s and Macy's along with several other national brands. The food court here is quite massive with tons of chain brands to choose from such as Taco Bell and Cinnabon. Our last visit to thsi mall was January 2014. My wife and her...

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  • Buying your wine and other food

    Whenever we travel we like to have the flexibility of having a snack type meal (with a glass of wine :) ) in our hotel room. The challenge then is to find a supermarket within easy reach. It turned out that there was a Whole Foods store opposite Foggy Bottom subway. It sold a vast array of goods, wine and even hot food if you wanted a quick bite in...

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  • It's all expensive

    Everything is expensive! Really think about how important a souvenir is to your life. Besides it being very over priced, you will be forced to carry your purchase around the entire day. This is a total pain. I only recommend buying post cards. They are "cheap" and they provide a clear picture of a monument that you may not be able to get bc of the...

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  • Old Fashioned Food Market

    Designed by Aldolph Cluss and built in 1873 at a time when post-civil War Washington was being enlarged by leaps and bounds, this was one of three food markets built in the city and the only one to survive. In 2007 the building suffered a fire and had to be closed and renovated. It reopened in June, 2009 and now houses over a dozen businesses which...

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  • ADC Map & Travel Center

    I love bookstores and specialty bookstores even better. While walking around DC one afternoon we came upon this Travel and Map center. We decided to take a look and see what they had to offer.They have a large selection of travel books and cd's, maps, and even some hard to find "street finder" maps. I don't recall if we purchased anything, I think...

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  • Eastern Market -- June 2009 reopening!

    The Eastern Market should not be confused with an Eastern market that sells Asian items. No, this Eastern Market is named after its location in the city, not the source of its goods! Eastern Market has been in continuous operation since 1873, and the building is a national historic landmark. The structure was heavily damaged by fire, and after a...

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  • Eastern Market

    South Hall & Food Merchants Tuesday-Saturday 7am to 6pmSunday 9am to 4pmClosed MondayOpen AirFarmers Line Saturday & Sunday 8am to 6pmThe Flea Market Sunday 10am to 5pm

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  • Unfriendly and over-priced store

    This story is located on the second floor of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. I usually stay away from museum stores because of their high, touristy prices. But I always look what they offer. Well, in this store they sell a lot of kitchy staff mostly for kids and youths at very high prices. Additionally the lady behind...

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  • Justice and gifts

    This store, run by the Supreme Court Historical Society is located on the ground floor of the Supreme Court and open Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 4.25 (wow!) pm. it offers a lot of various items related to history, justice and works of the US Supreme Court. I paid attention to books (some were great but very expensive, one cost over $300!) and CDs....

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  • Better gift shops soon

    There will be larger and better (I am sure) gift shops of the United Stated Capitol when the underground Capitol Visitor Center completes in the Fall 2006. In October 2004, there was a small gift shop run by the United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS; founded 1962). It's located in a bit strange place... in the Crypt of the Capitol, just...

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  • Where to buy in D.C. ?

    I'm going straight on this:There's almost no shop in the whole D.C. except from the Union Station Mall...If U want to buy anything U must move out of Downtown (by metro U can go almost anywhere).The nearest malls to downtown are :-GeorgetownPark Mall (situated in the intersection between Wisconsin Ave and M Street), the nearest Metro St. is "Foggy...

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  • Chic to Punk in Georgetown

    Not a particular shop per say but all of M street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown offer everything the experienced shopper could possibly desire. From Louis Vuitton knock off purses purchased by the street vendors, to the funky Betsy Johnson boutique, stop in and get a new look for the evening by Felipe at Aveda or, for your kids take them to...

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  • Wonderful Photo Ops - for a Price...

    We actually came in here for the "Free" photo op - you can have your photo taken in a model of the Oval Office, or with a life-size cut-out of Barack &/or Michelle Obama. We opted for the Oval Office - it was cool. The photos (with your own camera) are free with purchase - it was something like 1 free photo with $10 purchase, or 5 free photos with...

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  • Farmer's Market & More

    We had a little time before my boyfriend had to fly out of DC to Germany. So, we hopped the metro to the Eastern Market. This was a pleasant surprise. A combination of flea market, swap meet, craft fair and farmer's market all in one. Open Air Farmer's Line opened Saturday & Sunday 8am to 6pm The Flea Market at Eastern Market Open every Sunday 10am...

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  • Shopping in National Harbor

    National Harbor is located in Maryland but minutes away from DC. It's actually a new development across the Potomac River and it's beautiful. The Gaylord Resort & Convention Center along with a few other hotels are there. There's retail stores and nice restaurants in the area, too. I really enjoyed this particular store, South Moon Under, because...

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  • Very Nice Shopping Experience

    Union Station is a real working train station. The metro also stops here. And, who can ask for more...Lots of upscale retail stores, nice restaurants, movie theater (lower level) and mall food. I think it's worth checking out if you have some time on your hands. Go to the official website and check out the shopping coupons.

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  • Something for (almost) everyone

    A very large & varied inventory of spirits, beers, & especially, wines. Not a snobby place, the friendly staff KNOW THEIR STUFF and they won't lead you to only the $$ bottles. Check out their sake selection. They have frequent tastings also. Mail order too.

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  • Outstanding China Fine Art Shop in...

    I didn't expect to find a famous Chinese artist living in Chinatown. Dai Tie Sheng is recognized in China as a genius of calligraphy and master seal carver. He is also a poet and writer and his works have been published in hundreds of newspapers.Mr. Dai can help you translate your name into Chinese, which is then written and framed into a small...

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  • Maine Avenue Fish Market

    The Maine Avenue Fish Market is considered one of the last real (non-touristy) vibrant areas of Washington, DC. Here on floating barges several feet below street level, you will find an amazing array of fresh, steamed, or even live seafood, particularly crabs. There are about 10 vendors and maybe two or three eateries. The shops are a little run...

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  • The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

    This is a beautiful Mall from both outside and inside that we dropped into for having our lunch, but ended departing with serious dollars for buying stuff. It has many branded stores.The Mall was full of men and women in their formal office attires as they came out from hundreds of offices in the immediate vicinity for having their lunch. I am sure...

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  • Candida's World of Books - CLOSED

    I enjoy browsing bookstores, and travel bookstores all the better. Candida's is a small place located near Logan Circle. Candida's carries a pretty large selection of travel books considering they are quite small (in bookstore stanadards that is). If you're in the neighborhood, pop on by and peruse their selection of travel related books, assorted...

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  • Shop 'Til You Drop in Georgetown

    Georgetown is quite a ritzy area, and as such it is home to many upscale shops and boutiques (think Coach, Banana Republic, Armani Exchange, etc.). If you take the train to Rossyln Station and walk across the bridge into Georgetown proper, you will get a good glimpse of the river and Georgetown University, which is nice in itself. Continue into...

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  • Unique Baby Boutique

    This neat boutique for infants and children sells designer clothes, shoes, toys and games for your little ones. It can be a bit pricey, but the items they sell are oh-so-cute, and the staff is super friendly. They usually have a clearance rack of last season's fashions at discounted prices. Last time I was there I bought a sage green pair of a...

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  • Tasteful Souvenirs for Friends and...

    Most people know The Virginia Shop by their signature "Virginia Pineapple" sign out front. Here you can get all the Virginia/DC metro souvenirs you ever dreamed of minus the kitsch. The Virginia Shop sells T-shirts, blankets, books, pottery, porcelain, and candles, as well as local wines, peanuts, and other food stuffs. "Virginia is for Lovers"...

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  • Mall

    This shopping Mall is easily reached with the Metro (Blue Line, Metro Stop: Pentagon City). It has some great shops, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Macys, Armani Exchange, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Banana Republic, Guess, J. Crew, J.Jill, Kenneth Cole, Movado, Sephora, Sony Style, . and many more. As with most Malls, there are also many...

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  • Comfy Tootsies!

    I'll confess it...I'm a shoe junkie. And I love shoe stores. But probably not too many people travel to Washington especially to shop at one particular shoe store, especially in this day when you can order things (with free shipping both ways) from Zappo's. Comfort One makes it worth the trip. They carry a range of brands that I've never found...

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  • Travel Book Shop

    As of 2/15/08 SADLY, Candida's is now CLOSED.This is an International and Travel Book shop. I love it. Always get something when I go in. A small shop with an ok selection I just enjoy its a neighborhood store and the concept of travel and language only rocks.This should be a MUST for all VTers.I'd even like to see it have its own catagory in VT....

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  • Worst Supermarket in America

    The Safeway Grocery Store on Columbia Road (NW) in Adams Morgan harkens back to the Soviet Union in terms of customer service, selection, and quality of goods. Being the only supermarket in the immediate area (though a Giant Foods opened in nieghboring Columbia Heights recently), they get away with having aweful/unfriendly staff, unstocked shelves,...

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  • Great Bakery!

    Heller's Bakery is a gem in Mount Pleasant! A traditional bakery that makes everything from bagels to elaborate cakes -- this is a great place to buy your baked goods. The interior also has a few small tables for those who can't wait until they get home to start eating! Great food! Great atmosphere! Home-made bagels are excellent! Also, their ham...

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  • Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

    We took the metro out to Pentagon City from the DC city center for some last minute Christmas shopping. Here you can find all the typical shopping mall stores along with speciality stores, department stores, and of course the food court. Totally love their food court here at Pentagon City. Stopped at Macy's for a pair of shoes, some women's...

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  • Flea Market at Eastern Market

    On Sundays, vendors come to Eastern Market offering a variety of goods from fresh fruits and veggies, to items from Asia, to local crafts such as photos & tshirts. There was even furniture on sale. I'm not big into flea markets, but if you are, this might be a good one to check out. I wouldn't say anything is dirt cheap. You would actually pay...

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  • The Money Factory!

    Welcome to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. You may want to stop here on your way to go shopping!They are the largest producer of security documents in the United States. The BEP prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year (the BEP does not produce coins – all coinage is minted by the United...

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  • The cheapest T-shirts

    It's likely that you would like to buy a small gift from Washington, DC. If you want a T-shirt both for your kids or for adults these street stalls set up steps away from the White House, on a corner of 17th St NW and G St. NW offer quite good variety and the best price I've found in downtown DC. T-shirts (with the Capitol building for...

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  • The best choice - gifts and T-shirts

    There are a few street stalls which sell some clothes, mainly T-shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps in downtown Washington. But these ones located in Independance Ave. (back to the National Air and Space Museum) offered the best choice which convinced Chris (balfor) to buy a few T-shirts just there. Well, they always offered T-shirts for incoming...

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  • On a street in downtown

    The street stalls in my picture stood in Independance Avenue very close to the National Museum of the American Indian. I have probably never see such street stalls set up in the heart of touristy downtown anywhere else in the USA. It seems that the Federal City or their citizens are less strict about general look of "shops" located in downtown than...

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  • Street stalls in downtown :-(

    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. Sweatshirts in various colours and two versions of writings imprinted: Washington, DC and USA. White T-shirts in similar designs. 10$ per 4 white...

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  • T-shirts, sweatshirts caps

    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...

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