1. Undeniable Boutique
A warehouse-style interior is the perfect setting for this shop’s color-drenched, globally minded fashions. The creative work and weekend wear will distinguish you from all the Lululemon-clad moms in the carpool line. 11891 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax; 703-327-4417.
Dudes who dig the rugged urban-woodsman look will love this 14th Street shop, where flannel shirts and chukka boots from heritage brands such as Filson, Red Wing, and Pendleton cover industrial wooden tables and clothing racks. 2216 14th St., NW; 202-518-3375.
3. Style Étoile
A suburban shopping center isn’t the place we’d expect to find a fashion-forward boutique, but this is stocked with killer cocktail frocks and catwalk-worthy separates from Camilla and Marc, Nonoo, Cut25, and Timo Weiland. 1701 Rockville Pike, Rockville; 301-770-4218.