A Tourist's Shopping Guide to Washington, DC: Districts, Malls, and Outlets
The Washington, DC area doesn't only offer history and education, you'll also find some of the finest shopping there. If you're in love with name-brand and designer products, you're sure to enjoy the shopping opportunities this area has to offer. If you think that the name brands you love aren't within your price range, think again, and stop at one of the outlet malls and get the same names at up to seventy percent off.
Crystal City Shops
In the heart of Crystal City lies a collection of charming shops, restaurants and cafes. Take a stroll down the tree-lined streets and urban walkways and discover the many shopping opportunities the area has to offer. You'll find names like B. Dalton, Sushi Garden, Starbucks, Aunt Annie's Pretzels, A Touch of Art, The Men's Shop, Dress Barn, Possessions and more.
Ballston Common Mall
This three-story mall features over 100 stores and is also home to a food court and movie theatre. You'll find names like Victoria's Secret, Champs, Game Stop, Littman Jeweler, Parade of Shoes and more.
Dulles Town Center
Located just minutes north of the Washington Dulles International Airport, this two-level mall features 1.4 million square feet of shopping enjoyment. You'll find names like Lord & Taylor, Gap, Abercrombie and Fitch, The Bombay Company, and more.
Fashion Center at Pentagon City
When you're looking for upscale shopping, look no further. This multi-level mall features over 170 stores with names like Macy's, Nordstrom, Abercrombie and Fitch, Ann Taylor, Bebe, Banana Republic, Coach, Swarovski Crystal, Williams Sonoma, and more. The mall is also home to restaurants, a movie theatre and the Ritz-Carlton hotel.
The Old Post Office Pavilion
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., you can enjoy shopping at its best. With stores like Sonya's Leather, Finishing Touch, City Electronics, Condor Imports and more, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for .
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
This outlet mall offers 110 outlet stores in an outdoor setting. Everyday you can save up to 65% off of retail at stores like BeBe, Burberry, Crate and Barrel, Liz Claiborne, Saks Fifth Avenue, Polo Ralph Lauren, and more.
If designer and name-brand products are your cup of tea, but your budget speaks otherwise, Potomac Mills is the answer. With names like Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, L.L. Bean, Gap, Guess, Nautica, Polo Ralph Lauren, and many other name brands at up to 70 percent off, both you and your pocketbook will be pleased.