A Fashion Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.

A storefront at H&M in Washington, D.C.'s Gallery Place
A storefront at H&M in Washington, D.C.'s Gallery Place | © Elvert Barnes / Flickr
Photo of Kirsten Ballard
23 April 2018

You do not need to go to Milan or Paris to rejoice in fashion. Washington, D.C. has everything a fashion lover could ever want, from trendy boutiques to artisan cocktails. If fashion is your passion, you will love this guide to eating, drinking, and of course, shopping in Washington, D.C.

Mix up your wardrobe at Tuckernuck

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Embrace Nantucket style in Washington, D.C. This boutique offers crisp, clean, and classic clothes meant to reflect a sporty style. The store was founded by a group of friends and family. Tuckernuck is perfect for someone who loves preppy styles.

Find an old treasure at Miss Pixie's

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Miss Pixie's Furnishings and Whatnot is a Washington, D.C. gem | © Elvert Barnes / Flickr
Do you have a knack for finding a needle in a haystack? Test your skills at Miss Pixie’s, a trove of second-hand treasures ranging from vintage farm tables to funky lamps. All items are bought at auction, not consigned or individually donated. New truckloads arrive every Wednesday and the original motto of “stack it deep and sell it cheap” continues more than 20 years after Miss Pixie’s opened.

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Discover #apartmentgoals at Salt & Sundry

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Make your home as fashionable as you are with Salt & Sundry. This home goods store celebrates cooking, entertainment, and design. Choose from decorative throw pillows, fragrant candles, and artsy jewelry – or don’t choose and get them all!

'Gram your meal at Sushi Taro

Restaurant, Sushi, $$$
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Sushi Taro offers fine Japanese dining | © Daniel Lobo / Flickr
Sushi Taro is consistently ranked on of D.C.’s best and most popular restaurants. The menu changes monthly, providing you with fresh seasonal options. Plan a month in advance for dinner reservations, or get in line early and hit the happy hour from 5:30–7 p.m. for half-priced sushi and drinks.

Check out the First Ladies' Exhibit

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Gaze at over two dozen gowns from former first ladies | © inazakira / Flickr
The National Museum of American History showcases over twenty dresses and gowns of former First Ladies, including Michelle Obama, Lou Hoover, and Jacqueline Kennedy. See how fashion has changed over the years and admire the styles of the women of the White House.