Top Fashion Boutiques in Washington, D.C.

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Aparna Krishnamoorthy

Washington D.C. is home to not only a lot of big brand fashion stores but also a number of independent, local boutiques that provide unique fashion finds and make shopping in the city so fun. We’ve gathered up a number of favorites that are must stop shops for all your style needs.

1. Violet Boutique

Violet Boutique | Courtesy of Violet Boutique

One of the most affordable boutiques in the area and a local favorite, Violet carries a fantastic selection of cute tops, dresses, pants, and bags. Its collection has a mix of classic and trendy pieces as well as one-of-a-kind special occasion items.
Violet Boutique, 3289 M St NW, Washington, D.C., USA, +1 202 621 9225

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2. Lynn Louisa

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Tucked away on a charming street in Georgetown, Lynn Louisa focuses on women’s premium multi-brand clothing, accessories, and jewelry. Its collection showcases what’s new and next in fashion with up-and-coming and sought after lines like Rachel Comey, Just Female, and more.
Lynn Louisa, 1631 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C., USA, +1 202 350 0406

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3. Lettie Gooch


Lettie Gooch
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The store for fun and funky finds, Lettie Gooch is a really cool boutique in the Shaw neighborhood. The staff has a keen eye and a pulse on trends, but this is the type of store where that one piece that jumps out at you and tells your story. From tough moto jackets to delicate dresses, Lettie Gooch is sure to give customers their fashion fix.

4. Lou Lou Clothing

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Lou Lou is the stop for colorful, whimsical tops, dresses, and more. This local chain, originally popular for budget-friendly jewelry and accessories, has recently expanded into clothing and now offers boho and glam pieces at affordable prices.
Lou Lou Clothing, 1623 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C., USA, +1 202 817 3089

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5. Redeem

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Tucked in between the multiple restaurants and coffee shops on 14th Street, Redeem has collections for men and women focusing on local, national, and international independent designers—find brands such as Religion, Just Female, Assembly, and NEUW here. Its styles are interesting, unique, and fun.
Redeem, 1810 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C., USA, +1 202 332 7447

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Founded by native Washingtonian Read Wall, this namesake men’s boutique carries a ready-to-wear range of American tailored clothing, including sport coats, trousers, sport shirts, small accessories, and handcrafted American and Italian neckwear. Guys with an affinity for beautiful clothes and tailored fits should definitely stop by.
READ WALL DC, 1921 8th St NW #105, Washington, D.C., USA, +1 202 733 1913

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Hu’s Wear and Hu’s Shoes

Hu’s Wear is a women’s boutique in Georgetown with a curated selection of designer clothing and handbags. Across the street, Hu’s Shoes is full of unique designer footwear from brands such as Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Charlotte Olympia, and more.
Hu’s Wear, 2906 M St NW, Washington, D.C., USA, +1 202 342 2020
Hu’s Shoes, 3005 M St NW, Washington, D.C., USA, +1 202 342 0202

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