A new wave of investment in Washington, DC over the last decade has brought with it residents who have demanded all kinds of new places to spend their disposable income. Washington, DC merchants will be happy to separate you from your hard-earned dollars at the following retail destinations!
Located on 14th Street, Redeem is arguably DC's chicest clothing boutique. Redeem's selections for both men and women are closer to the latest looks on the streets of New York and Paris than anywhere else in DC, but often charges a premium as a result.
One of Washington DC's most eclectic stores, and located on 14th Street near other furniture consignment stores, it is always a joy to shop at Miss Pixie's. The selection of furniture at Miss Pixie's can best be described as “things you didn't know you needed,” but shoppers are always bound to find something worth carting off.
Although Washington, DC lacks the sprawling outdoor markets of New York City or Chicago, Eastern Market is the city's largest and best. At Eastern Market you can find small-batch cheeses, organic meats and produce, and a variety of crafts and furniture from artists throughout the Washington, DC area. Part of the Eastern Market experience is also just enjoying the quiet, relaxed socializing with fellow residents of Capitol Hill and other parts of the Washington, DC area.
National Air & Space Museum
Not a lot comes to mind when you need to buy someone Washington, DC souvenirs. Aside from the little Washington Monuments sold all over the city, a model plane or spaceship from the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum on the National Mall makes a great gift. They even have freeze-dried NASA ice cream for sale!
While Washington, DC has its share of upscale vintage clothing shops, for the real consignment experience, join DC's hipsters, drag queens, and poor students at Value Village in Maryland. A giant warehouse of clothes, appliances, or a dancing animatronic Santa, a visit to Value Village is a must for any true Washingtonian.