A new season can be a great excuse to clean out the closet and make room for a few eye-catching items. But you may not have time in your already-crowded schedule to traipse around town on a window-shopping expedition. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the list of local options to these favorites.
1224 Connecticut Ave., NW;
Modern and classic women’s apparel and accessories fill the racks at this intimate, yet well-stocked boutique.
1625 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-808-2408; brittryan.com
A relative newcomer to the Georgetown fashion scene, designer Britt Ryan is known for her vibrant and brightly hued clothing and funky accessories.
3030 M St., NW, 202-625-0893; Tysons Corner Center, 703-288-1940; cusp.com
The moderately priced offshoot of Neiman Marcus, this mini department store features an exciting range of notable designers.
1101 S. Joyce St., Arlington; 703-414-8202; denimbaronline.com
Denim enthusiasts will love this Arlington boutique filled with popular brands like Paige, Hudson, Siwy, James Jeans, and DL1961.
1624 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-652-0837; duodc.com
This affordable Georgetown boutique features contemporary brands like Ali Ro, Lucca Couture, and Dolce. Take note of the bright costume jewelry, hand-made by store co-owner Kyle Barber.
7114 Bethesda LA., Bethesda; 301-664-9242; gingerstyle.com
A charming boutique with clothing and accessories from designers like Calypso, Yoana Baraschi, Joie, Mar Y Sol, and French Sole. Also an excellent spot for finding that perfect gift.
2906 M St., NW; 202-342-2020; husonline.com
DC’s most fashionable flock to this store, known for its hard-to-find, ultra-upscale designer labels like Céline, The Row, and Peter Pilotto.
125 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria; 703-548-1615; shophysteria.com
From DVF and Rachel Zoe dresses and separates to Sondra Roberts handbags and Kai beauty products, this Old Town Alexandria boutique is a fashion destination.
3300 M St., NW, 202-298-8080; Tysons Galleria, 703-506-0914; intermixonline.com
This national-name boutique brings its stylish aesthetic to the DC area with a large selection of cutting-edge fashion, perfect for a night out.
5232 44th St., NW; 202-364-3277; juliafarrdc.com
A boutique with traditional-with-a-twist items for work and play—plus a great selection of formalwear, perfect for tackling the social season.
7232 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 301-656-1111; shopluna.com
A Bethesda fixture, this boutique boasts a variety of laid-back California brands like Ella Moss and Michael Stars as well as a big selection of denim from labels like J.Brand, DL1961, and Citizens of Humanity.
1821 14th St., NW; 202-667-3440; muleh.com
Owner Christopher Reiter’s love of contemporary items is reflected in the modern selection of furniture and apparel at this super-cool shopping staple.
Village at Shirlington, Arlington, 703-379-5242;
1557 Potomac Greens Dr., Alexandria, 703-519-5242; periwinkleshop.com
A local favorite, this fashion boutique offers stylish and practical solutions for professional working women and moms on the go.
1127 King St., Alexandria, 703-299-0856;
6647 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, 703-556-8750;
4867 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 301-913-9191; thepinkpalm.net
This Lilly Pulitzer signature store features bright, printed clothing and accessories beloved by fans of Pulitzer’s iconic patterns.
1734 14th St., NW; 202-332-7447; redeemus.com
This independent boutique stocks edgy and ultra-stylish looks from hard-to-find designers like Religion, Wrath Arcane, and Gentle Fawn.
3312 Cady’s Alley, NW; 202-333-5343; relishdc.com
A luxury emporium in Georgetown’s Cady’s Alley, the store features right-off-the-runway fashions from designers like Dries Van Noten, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga.
5510 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-652-2250
This upscale-shopping mecca boasts some of the best high-end labels. Brides-to-be should visit the on-site bridal salon, which carries gowns from Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta.
1647 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-4212; shermanpickey.com
Shop women and men’s stylish threads from this Georgetown boutique known for its preppy and upbeat aesthetic.
South Moon Under
multiple locations; southmoonunder.com
Stylish twentysomethings flock to this California-esque boutique that carries contemporary and reasonably priced clothing and accessories from Splendid, Nanette Lepore, Free People, Alternative Apparel, and Ark & Co.
1626 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-338-5398; urbanchiconline.com
Known for its vast dress selection, from brands like Shoshanna and Tibi, this charming boutique frequently hosts trunk shows and events.
2439 18th St., NW; 202-621-9225; violetdc.com
DC’s young and trendy cannot get enough of this affordable store, which features flirty clothing and notice-me accessories.
Wear It Well
4816 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda; 301-652-3713; wearitwellbethesda.com
A savvy and modern selection of high- low brands will greet you at this adorable Bethesda boutique. Think Michael Stars, Ronen Chen, and Velvet by Graham & Spencer.
3109 M St., NW; 202-338-9465; shopwinkdc.com
We love the printed and brightly colored dresses and separates from fun designers like Clover Canyon, Tibi, and Mara Hoffman at this locally owned boutique, a gem of a spot.
130 S. Union St., Alexandria; 571-970-6324; shopatzoe.com
Stop by for a chance to score Chan Luu wrap bracelets, hard-to-find Mother and Red Engine denim, and feminine pieces from Rebecca Taylor and Graham & Spencer.
Expecting Mothers and Kids
529 Kids Consign
122-A S. Royal St., Alexandria; 703-567-4518; 529kidsconsign.com
A stylish children’s and maternity consignment boutique, 529 focuses on the latest trends for hip moms and cool kids.
A Pea in the Pod
multiple locations; apeainthepod.com
Expecting mothers love this national chain for the selection of stylish maternity clothing. Swing by one of the many local stores to browse through the carefully organized racks of clothing, nursing accessories, and baby gear.
115 S. Columbus St., Alexandria; 866-419-5446; appleseedboutique.com
This eco-conscious boutique offers fashionable clothing, organic products, baby accessories, and handmade gifts.
Barstons Child’s Play
multiple locations; barstonschildsplay.com
Kids will find plenty to play with at this toy store. From educational toys to puzzles and arts and crafts, there is something for every age.
Bellies & Babies
1913 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 703-518-8908; belliesbabies.com
Bellies & Babies carries a huge variety of brand-name children’s clothing and gear on consignment.
Daisy Baby & Kids
4912-A Del Ray Ave., Bethesda; 301-654-7477; shopdaisybaby.com
From shabby chic to modern design, Daisy Baby & Kids offers a vast selection of affordable furniture, bedding, window treatments, flooring, art, and accessories.
Dawn Price Baby
multiple locations; dawnpricebaby.com
For newborn and baby essentials such as strollers, toys, and clothing, Dawn Price Baby is a sure bet. With friendly customer service and hard-to-find products, it’s also a popular destination for baby registries and birthday-gift shopping.
Montgomery Mall, 301-767-0201; Fairfax Corner, 703-266-9469; destinationmaternity.com
As the name suggests, this national retailer offers one of the largest selections of maternity fashion and accessories from designers like Rosie Pope and Loved and Lavish by Heidi Klum.
Doodlehopper 4 Kids
228 W. Broad St., Falls Church, 703-241-2262; 7521 Huntsman Blvd., Springfield, 703-912-7200; doodlehopper.com
This toy haven is a favorite among locals for its variety of inventory and helpful customer service. Additional perks include a registry system for a birthday or a holiday wish list.
Full of Beans
3813 Livingston St., NW; 202-362-8566
Entering its 27th year, this beloved boutique carries preppy and pretty styles for young customers. Old-school games and gifts make this a popular stop for shoppers.
5330 Western Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-664-6407; giggle.com
Parents and parents-to-be love this well stocked baby emporium, which carries everything from baby clothes, furniture, and gear to toys, stationery, and gifts, all with a modern and contemporary twist. Don’t miss the crib bedding.
Hooray for Books!
1555 King St., Alexandria; 703-548-4092; hooray4books.com
Kids can take a break from television at this popular Alexandria bookshop. Known for hosting regular readings and events, it attracts a crowd of regulars that still like the neighborhood feel.
Kinder Haus Toys
1220 N. Fillmore St., Arlington; 703-527-5929; kinderhaus.com
One of the largest independent specialty toy stores in the area, Kinder Haus stocks favorites like Sophie the Giraffe and Madame Alexander dolls. The book section hosts biweekly readings and offers DC-centric titles, and the play area is a favorite with little ones.
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles
645 Pennsylvania Ave., SE; 202-544-1059; labyrinthgameshop.com
There is no shortage of wooden blocks, brainteasers, and board games at this children’s outpost, which prides itself on having one of the largest electronics-free toy selections in the District.
218 N. Lee St., Alexandria; 703-548-3505; mondayschildclassics.com
Keep your little darlings stylish and on trend at this children’s clothier. The boutique also offers customization service, christening-gown restoration, and unique gifts for any baby occasion.
321 7th St., SE; 202-543-6471; monkeysuncleonthehill.com
Proprietors Jay Keegan and Michael McFadyen pride themselves on being top-notch purveyors of second-hand children’s clothing. Appointments to consign fill quickly, so be sure to book early.
multiple locations; motherhood.com
A national favorite with several DC area outposts, Motherhood Maternity offers practical fashion and affordable prices for expecting mothers.
Pink & Brown
1212 King St., Alexandria; 703-684-1050; pinkandbrownboutique.com
An all-in-one stop for baby essentials, this sweet brick-and-mortar offers the trendiest clothing, furniture, and baby accessories. With organic and earth-friendly products, it’s a favorite among green-conscious mothers.
Sullivan’s Toys & Art Supplies
4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-362-1343
For decades, kids and their parents have loved this Northwest DC staple, filled with unique toys and gifts. With everything from books to party supplies, clothing, and arts, Sullivan’s is a one-stop, get-it-done mecca of fun.
The Magic Wardrobe
1663 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-333-0353; 22 E. Washington St., Middleburg, 540-687-4643; themagicwardrobe.com
Specializing in children’s attire since 1989, the Magic Wardrobe offers one of the best selections of dressy, special occasion clothes for little ones. Make note of the monogram services!
The Purple Goose
2005 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria; 703-683-2918; thepurplegoose.com
This store has a little bit of everything. Along with a healthy selection of consignment items, there’s also a variety of unique toys, clothes, baby gifts, shoes, and accessories.
36-C Maryland Ave., Rockville; 301-251-0220; toykingdomllc.com
Everything you need for playtime is available at Toy Kingdom. True to its name, this Rockville store houses a huge variety of dolls, trucks, and games for all ages.
1319 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-338-9476; 4823 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 301-654-2412; tugoohtoys.com
Tugooh Toys offers a wide selection of European toys and educational games. You’ll also find organically produced clothing and a nice selection of books for babies to young readers.
4924 Del Ray Ave., Bethesda; 301-656-5995; wiggleroom.biz
Visit this Bethesda gem to find super-cute items for your little ones. If you can’t find what you need, post your item to the store’s “wish list” and they will keep you updated on what comes in.
Jewelry and Accessories
4808 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 301-907-6871; Mosaic District, 703-992-9718; shopamethyst.com
From fine jewelry to contemporary baubles, Amethyst offers the perfect mix of handcrafted and modern pieces from designers like Kothari and Stephanie Albertson.
815-B King St., Alexandria; 571-312-0042; bishopboutique.com
Owner Kelly Ferenc keeps this shoe and accessories boutique filled with chic styles and popular brands. Channel your inner Kate Middleton in shiny L.K.Bennett pumps or bring your best foot forward in hard-to-find Loeffler Randall sandals.
924 King St., Alexandria, 571-312-0852; Village at Shirlington, 571-970-4756; 3210 O St., NW, 202-525-4852; shopbloomers.com
This undergarment boutique prides itself on practical and comfortable sleep and lounge looks, from brands like Hanky Panky, Eberjey, and Hanro.
2910 M St., NW; 202-298-0420; charmgeorgetown.com
Accessories addicts can always find the perfect item at Charm, which stocks an impressive array of costume jewelry, at both low-end and luxury price points.
5140-B Wilson Blvd., arlington; 703-247-9797; covetarlington.com
From hand-poured-in-Arlington Sydney Hale Co. candles to jewelry made by Debra Fabian, this charming boutique has a bevy of locally made products.
1742 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-3256; daltonprattdc.com
A Georgetown boutique that captures the heart and soul of the neighborhood with lively baubles, chic accessories, and beautifully curated home goods, Dalton Pratt is a must-stop for those in search of the perfect hostess, graduation, or “thank you” gift.
3005 M St., NW; 202-342-0202; husonline.com
When it comes to designer shoes, this spinoff of Hu’s Wear is tough to beat. Stocked with the latest from Manolo Blahnik, Valentino, and Bottega Veneta, among others, Hu’s lets you indulge your passion for stylish footwear.
I. Gorman Jewelers
1133 20th St., NW; 202-775-8544; igorman.com
Prices vary from affordable to splurge-worthy at this jewelry destination. The spacious downtown store has a great selection of modern designs and contemporary looks. We happen to love the colored diamonds—perfect for your anniversary wish list.
1531 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-6886
Expect to find must-have lingerie labels like La Perla, Parah, and Andres Sarda at this upper-Georgetown gem. Owner Maryam Amirmajdi’s impeccable taste means flirty, yet practical undergarments and loungewear abound.
1520 U St., NW; 202-797-1234; legendarybeast.com
Restraint is impossible at this vintage jewelry trove. From gem-encrusted necklaces to cameo earrings, every piece in the store is unique.
multiple locations; loulouboutiques.com
You’ll find lots of affordable and wearable jewelry and accessories at this popular chain. With 16 local stores and counting, there’s always one nearby, and prices won’t break the bank.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-295-2829
Adjacent to Georgetown’s Four Seasons Hotel, this cozy boutique offers jewelry, clothing, and sweet gifts from labels like Etro and John Derian.
933 F St., NW; 202-393-4367; miagemma.com
Gorgeous jewelry for every style and budget is the draw at this jewelry boutique, which specializes in artisan craftsmanship. Shop stunning rose-gold engagement rings from Anna Sheffield or affordable oxidized silver baubles from Sarah Richardson, just to name a few.
211 The Strand, Alexandria; 703-836-1401; mystiquejewelers.com
Treat yourself to a serious piece at this fine-jewelry boutique. You’ll find precious investment items from top-notch designers like Jude Frances, Lauren K, and Mazza.
1350 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-842-3055; propertopper.com
This shop, just off Dupont Circle, offers one of the largest selections of hats in the area, as well as apparel from designers such as Tracy Reese and Byron Lars.
1641 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-471-4400; 7134 Bethesda LA., Bethesda, 301-654-7403; 805 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, 410-244-1114; sassanova.com
We love this unabashedly preppy store with all-American brands like Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors. Don’t miss the extensive selection of monogram and pastel jewelry and fun handbags.
205 King St., Alexandria; 703-836-8863
Mother/daughter duo Sibila and Katya Ananieva keep this jewelry haven stocked with, as the name suggests, one-of-a-kind items. Worthy of mention are Kris Nations state necklaces and custom jewelry from Jennifer Zeuner.
The Shoe Hive
127 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria; 703-548-7105; theshoehive.com
This shoe store features designers like Tory Burch, Butter, DVF, Sam Edelman, and Kate Spade. Owner Elizabeth Todd’s infectious love for chic fashion means that you can expect the most cutting-edge looks and the latest trends.
4407 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-654-4200; sylenedc.com
Shoppers will be happy to find labels like Stella McCartney, La Perla, and Mimi Holliday, but they’ll be even more impressed with the customer service and attention to detail. Make sure a Sylene specialist gives you a complimentary fitting.
5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-244-0777; tabandehjewelry.com
While this long-standing boutique is best known for its selection of breathtaking jewelry from designers like Erickson Beamon and Tom Binns, don’t overlook other offerings like edgy leather jackets from Rick Owens and clothing from Helmut Lang and Current/Elliott.
Box 1147 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-393-2747; tinyjewelbox.com
A neighborhood fixture for 83 years, this three-story store is anything but tiny. From unique vintage jewelry treasures to a limitless selection of engagement rings and fine watches, you will be sure to find what you’re looking for.