Washington, D.C.

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  • 1. A Mano

    Georgetown | Household Items/Furniture

    The name is Italian for "by hand," and it lives up to its name, stocking colorful hand-painted ceramics, hand-dyed tablecloths, blown-glass...Read More

  • 2. Betsy Fisher

    Dupont Circle | Clothing

    Catering to women of all ages and sizes in search of contemporary and trendy styles, the selection includes one-of-a-kind accessories, clothes...Read More

  • 3. Bloom


    As its name suggests, this shop has a wonderful selection of jewelry that is as dazzling as a garden in full bloom. Whether you're looking for...Read More

  • 4. Eastern Market

    Capitol Hill | Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    For nearly 145 years, this has been the hub of the Capitol Hill community. Vibrantly colored produce and flowers; freshly caught fish; fragrant...Read More

  • 5. Fahrney's Pens

    Downtown | Crafts

    What began in 1929 as a repair shop and a pen bar—a place to fill your fountain pen before setting out for work—is now a wonderland for anyone...Read More

  • 6. Fairy Godmother

    Capitol Hill | Toys

    This specialty store, which opened in 1984, features a delightful selection of books for children, from infants through teens, in English, Spanish...Read More

  • 7. Hemphill Fine Arts

    Logan Circle | Art Galleries

    This spacious showcase for contemporary art shows mid-career and established artists such as William Christenberry, John Dreyfuss, Linling Lu...Read More

  • 8. Hu's Shoes

    Georgetown | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    This cutting-edge selection would shine in Paris, Tokyo, or New York. Luckily for Washingtonians, it brings ballet flats, heels, and boots from...Read More

  • 9. Indian Craft Shop

    White House area | Crafts

    Jewelry, pottery, sand paintings, weavings, and baskets from more than 50 Native American tribes, including Navajo, Pueblo, Zuni, Cherokee,...Read More

  • 10. Kramerbooks & Afterwords

    Dupont Circle | Books/Stationery

    One of Washington's best-loved independent bookstores has a choice selection of fiction and nonfiction. Open all night on Friday and Saturday...Read More

  • 11. Lettie Gooch Boutique

    U Street | Clothing

    Named after the owner's grandmother, this hip boutique attracts many of D.C.'s fashionistas with its wonderful collection of cutting-edge designers...Read More

  • 12. Miss Pixie's

    U Street | Household Items/Furniture

    The well-chosen collectibles—handpicked by Miss Pixie herself—include gorgeous textiles, antique home furnishings, lamps, mirrors, glass- and...Read More

  • 13. myArchives Store

    The Mall | Crafts

    In a town full of museum shops, this store at the National Archives Museum stands out, with exclusive memorabilia, reproductions, apparel, books...Read More

  • 14. Opportunity Shop of the Christ Child Society

    Georgetown | Antiques/Collectibles

    This gem of a consignment/thrift store has been a Georgetown landmark since 1954. You'll find gorgeous fine jewelry, antiques, crystal, silver...Read More

  • 15. Politics and Prose

    Upper Northwest | Books/Stationery

    After being bought by two former Washington Post reporters in 2011, this legendary independent continues the tradition of jam-packed author...Read More

  • 16. Proper Topper

    Dupont Circle | Clothing

    As it's name suggests, this gem of a boutique carries a delightful collection of hats for women, men, and children for any occasion or season...Read More

  • 17. Secondi

    Dupont Circle | Clothing

    One of the city's finest consignment stores carries a well-chosen selection of women's designer and casual clothing, accessories, and shoes...Read More

  • 18. The Phoenix

    Georgetown | Crafts

    All under one roof (with 30 solar panels) in a delightful shop owned and operated by the Hays family since 1955, you can find contemporary clothing...Read More

  • 19. Tiny Jewel Box

    Downtown | Jewelry/Accessories

    Despite its name, this venerable D.C. favorite contains six floors of precious and semiprecious wares, including unique gifts, home accessories...Read More

  • 20. Addison Ripley

    Georgetown | Art Galleries

    Contemporary work by national and local artists, including painters Manon Cleary and Wolf Kahn and photographer Frank Hallam Day, is exhibited...Read More

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