April 3, 2007

The Best Shopping in Washington, DC

By Verdict Staff

shopping

Washington, DC is a diverse and exciting shopping destination for the Elite Traveler.

While the lively streets of Georgetown rule as the preeminent shopping locale, there are plenty of treasures to be found in the city’s many museums, malls and speciality stores. From lavish metropolitan galleries stocking exclusive designer brands to quirky neighborhood boutiques chock full of unique vintage fare, shoppers are sure to leave the nation’s capital with a wealth of exceptional purchases.

GEORGETOWN

Lively and authentic, Georgetown is home to an endless array of quirky shops, upscale boutiques and trendy art galleries.

The Shops at Georgetown Park attract a flurry of shoppers on the weekend, while fashionable M Street positively pulses with life every day. From vintage bargains to designer steals, Georgetown is a neighborhood packed with character and exciting goods.

PENN QUARTER

This established shopping quarter near Capitol Hill is a lively area full of some of DC’s top shops, including choice furniture, clothing and antique stores, as well as enticing eateries and urban bars.

With its wide selection of merchandise and bustling atmosphere, Penn Quarter is steadily evolving into Washington’s premier shopping destination.

THE COLLECTION AT CHEVY CHASE

As the foremost shopping destination for Hollywood heavyweights visiting the capital, the Collection at Chevy Chase is the place to go for name-dropping and celeb-spotting, as well as some serious retail therapy.

The Collection boasts a wealth of luxury retailers, including Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton, and is surrounded by high-end department stores stocking the season’s chicest brands.

+1 301 654 2292

5471-5481 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

www.thecollectionatchevychase.com

MAZZA GALLERIE

A visit to the Mazza Gallerie is a must for any fashionista passing through the capital.

Brimming with four levels of high-end retailers, dining and entertainment, the mall maintains an upscale atmosphere reinforced by high-end retail anchors Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Check out the designer brands in the Mazza Gallerie’s department stores before heading down the street to explore its neighboring boutiques and cafes.

+1 202 966 6114

5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015

www.mazzagallerie.com

NEIMAN MARCUS

Neiman Marcus is a luxury retail department store offering lavish assortments of apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty products and decorative homeware.

The store’s wideranging collections of brands include Burberry, Anna Sui, Alexander Queen and Bottega Veneta.

+1 202 966 9700

Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015

www.neimanmarcus.com

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

This luxury specialty store is an American institution, stocking a wealth of exclusive clothing, accessories, shoes, homeware and beauty products.

Available brands include acclaimed designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Fendi and Givenchy.

+1 202 363 2059

Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015

www.saksfifthavenue.com

SAKS JANDEL

Saks Jandel is an independently owned, high fashion retailer that touts brands such as Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.

A particularly popular destination for formalwear, Saks Jandel features the only Vera Wang bridal boutique in the capital.

+1 301 652 2250

5510 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

BARNEYS CO-OP

Barneys CO-OP offers a creative line of clothing, accessories and shoes designed for the young adult market.

Originally a department within the larger Barneys New York stores, CO-OP is now a freestanding store with locations throughout the US. Among the high-end brands available are Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Moschino, Paul & Joe, Paul Smith, Prada and John Varvatos.

+1 202 350 5832

3040 M Street, North West, Washington, DC 20007

www.barneys.com

LORD & TAYLOR

Lord & Taylor, a powerhouse in both the fashion world and retail industry, and a prominent trend-setter, is famed for its unique mix of trendy and timeless fashions.

The department store carries brands such as Armani, DKNY and Gucci.

+1 202 362 9600

5255 Western Ave, North West, Washington, DC 20015

www.lordandtaylor.com

 FASHION & ACCESSORIES

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
BARNEYS CO-OP Phone: +1 202 350 5832 Address: 3040 M Street, North West, Washington, DC 20007
 
SAKS JANDEL Phone: +1 301 652 2250 Address: 5510 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Website: www.alexandermcqueen.com
ALEXANDER WANG SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.alexanderwang.com
ARMANI COLLEZIONI SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.armani.com
BURBERRY Phone: +1 202 463 3000 Address: 1155 Connecticut Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20036
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.burberry.com
CHANEL NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.chanel.com
CHLOÉ SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.chloe.com
CHRISTIAN LACROIX NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.christian-lacroix.fr
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.christianlouboutin.com
DIOR NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.dior.com
DOLCE & GABBANA SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.dolcegabbana.com
DONNA KARAN SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.donnakaran.com
EMPORIO ARMANI SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.emporioarmani.com
FENDI NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.fendi.com
GIORGIO ARMANI SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.giorgioarmani.com
GIVENCHY SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
LORD & TAYLOR Phone: +1 202 362 9600 Address: 5255 Western Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.givenchy.fr
GUCCI SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.gucci.com
HERMÈS NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.hermes.com
HUGO BOSS Phone: +1 202 625 2677 Address: 1517 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20007
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.hugoboss.com
KATE SPADE NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.katespade.com
LOUIS VUITTON SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.louisvuitton.com
MARC JACOBS SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
BARNEYS CO-OP Phone: +1 202 350 5832 Address: 3040 M Street, North West, DC 20007 Website: www.marcjacobs.com
MICHAEL KORS NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.michaelkors.com
MOSCHINO SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
BARNEYS CO-OP Phone: +1 202 350 5832 Address: 3040 M Street, North West, Washington, DC 20007 |Website: www.moschino.it
MULBERRY NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.mulberry.com
OSCAR DE LA RENTA SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.oscardelarenta.com
POLO RALPH LAUREN RALPH LAUREN Phone: +1 202 965 0905 Address: 1245 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, 20007
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.ralphlauren.com
PRADA SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
BARNEYS CO-OP Phone: +1 202 350 5832 Address: 3040 M Street, North West, Washington, DC 20007 Website: www.prada.com
ROBERTO CAVALLI NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.robertocavalli.com
TOD’S SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.todsgroup.com
VALENTINO SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.valentino.com
VERA WANG NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.verawang.com
VERSACE NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.versace.com
YVES SAINT LAURENT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.ysl.com
ZEGNA SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.zegna.com

WATCHES & FINE JEWELRY

BEDAT & CO NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.bedat.com
BVLGARI SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.bulgari.com
CARTIER NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.cartier.com
CHARRIOL NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.charriol.com
DAVID YURMAN NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Phone: +1 202 363 2059 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
TINY JEWEL BOX Phone: +1 202 393 2747 Address: 1147 Connecticut Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20036 Website: www.davidyurman.com
ELIZABETH COLE NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015 Website: www.elizabethcolejewelry.com
FREDERIC SAGE TINY JEWEL BOX Phone: +1 202 393 2747 Address: 1147 Connecticut Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20036 Website: www.fredericsage.com
SLANE & SLANE NEIMAN MARCUS Phone: +1 202 966 9700 Address: Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20015
 
TINY JEWEL BOX Phone: +1 202 393 2747 Address: 1147 Connecticut Avenue, North West, Washington, DC 20036 Website: www.slanejewelry.com
TAG HEUER J ROYAL JEWELERS Phone: +1 202 333 1188 Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave, North East, Washington, DC 20002 Website: www.tagheuer.com