Escape a few miles north outside of the hectic district and beltway and relax at the stylish, trendy, and quaint Bethesda Row. Choose from a wide variety of over 30 international restaurants including Irish, Thai, American, Asian, Spanish, Mediterranean, and American for a nice outdoor lunch or dinner. Enjoy desserts at specialty shops such as Dolcezza Gelato or Sweetgreen. There are plenty of new boutiques and stores to please all types of shoppers. Bethesda Row also holds many events such as Movie Nights and art fairs.
There are more than 200 stores in this enormous mall, including department stores like Macy's and Nordstrom. Shoppers will find an especially good, diverse mix—from inexpensive to upscale shoes and clothing, and fast-food to gourmet fare. There is an abundance of specialty stores as well. Entertainment options include a movie theater. Everything you need can be found here!
Tysons Corner Center is the largest mall in the DC Metro area. The mall features six anchor stores, almost 300 shops, and an impressive selection of restaurants. You'll discover high end boutiques along with inexpensive stores, ensuring that you'll find something for any budget. If you get tired of shopping you can visit the mall's movie theater. Stop by this mall, and see why it has become as much a tourist attraction as a shopping destination.
Shops at Georgetown Park is a pleasant place to do some window shopping or go for a full-on shopping spree. This shopping center has a plethora of great stores as well as independent boutiques that are perfect for finding something special and unique. If you get hungry stop by the food court for a bite to eat. This shopping center is especially beautiful when it's lit up during the holidays.
Although you have to ring a doorbell to gain entry, you should not be intimidated by Betsy Fisher. This light-filled boutique features creative clothing and accessories for day and evening. Beautiful dresses, ranging from the funky to the elegant, are the store's bread and butter and rightfully hang on the front racks near the door. Betsy Fisher sells one-of-a-kind items as well as name-brand labels such as Nicole Miller, Max and Co. and Easel. Buyers can be assured no one else will be wearing the same thing.
"Tiny Jewel Box" are the last words one would use to describe this store, which dubs itself “a Washington treasure.” It contains several floors, each devoted to particular merchandise. The top floor is reserved for customers with a private appointment. The jewelry here is exquisite and of the highest quality, as are the myriad crystal objects like the fragile vases and candlesticks. The exquisite antique and vintage jewelry is sure to make you sigh with longing. Among these classics find stunning creations by designers Paul Morelli and Alex Sepkus. Precious coffee mugs and children's sweaters are available too.
Located in Bethesda’s trendy downtown, Mustard Seed is a unique clothing store that buys secondhand items with labels ranging from Target brand to Prada. The way it works is that customers set up an appointment and bring in their old clothing, accessories and shoes. If the store believes the items to be in good condition, they will purchase them and sells them in their cute boutique. Because of the nature of the buying process, Mustard Seed has a new collection every week. The selection, however, pales in comparison to the incredibly low prices. It is not uncommon to find a pair of designer jeans selling for pocket change. While second-hand clothing is their main staple, Mustard Seed also sells a more expensive and trendier new collection.
This trendy boutique sells the best in fashion, from shoes to accessories to clothing. Sassanova's impressive shoe collection has a pair for any season or style. Whether you want comfortable but cute saddles for the beach or sophisticated heels for the office, you'll find exactly what you're looking for. In addition to their curated shoe selection, you'll discover amazing clothing and accessories.
Step foot into Bella Italia and take a trip into Italy. The warm Bella Italia shares the experience of Italy with a large selection of Italian imports such as Italian gourmet foods, art, furniture, books, and hand painted ceramics. All items in the store are directly imported from artists and craftsmen of Italy, each with a story of its own. Find unique and interesting presents that will surely impress friends, or go in and browse and revel in the tradition and celebrate the Italian experience. - Shirley Hsieh
Whether it's a small condo in the city or a sprawling ranch in the countryside, Urban Country Designs brings a variety of luxury chic furniture and home décor for any space. The store is vastly filled with home styles for every taste - from contemporary to elegant classic by the most in demand designers today. It is also a great place to buy unique home gifts and decorations such as scented candles, picture frames, and bath products. Additionally, Urban Country also promotes home products, décor, and furniture designed for a greener home. For new ventures for the home front, Urban Country is definitely a place where an inspiration for a stylish and greener home begins. -Shirley Hsieh
Chas Schwartz & Son stands for trendy and durable jewelry. Since 1888, this shop has been providing jewelry, gems and diamonds of excellent quality. Customer satisfaction comes first here and they make sure to meet the needs and demands of their customers. The rings and bracelets have intricate designs and are fit for any special occasion. For the latest trends in jewelry and other accessories, this designer jeweler is a must-visit.