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The DC shopping scene is better than ever. Over the past few years, the nation's capital has seen a steady influx of "cool" brands like Steven Alan, Warby Parker, Shinola, and Filson; meanwhile CityCenterDC is turning downtown Washington into a mini Rodeo Drive with new boutiques from Gucci, Dior, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton.
While the arrival of big names is proof that this city loves to shop, the best items — the things you can't get other places — are found in DC's many independent boutiques. To help you get straight to the diamonds in the rough (and dispel any assumptions about style, or lack thereof, in this Federal town), we rounded up 15 of our favorite vintage shops, designer boutiques, furniture stores, gift shops, and more.
Make sure to check them out for a taste of DC's fashionable and creative side — in between all those monuments and museums, of course.
This map was fact-checked and updated with relevant info on January 18, 2017.Read More