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The Best Womenswear Shops in Washington, D.C.

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Updated: 3 October 2016
Who said Washingtonians lack style? Read our guide to the chicest womenswear boutiques in Washington.
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Violet Boutique

Offering trendy, chic clothes at reasonable prices makes Violet Boutique stand out amongst its competitors. In the city of every-cute-shirt-costs-$60, you can purchase an entire outfit for that price at this stylish independent boutique. Pair it with a unique necklace, for the merchandise includes an immensely popular selection of jewelry.

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Ella-Rue

This high end consignment store stocks brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Louboutin at moderate prices. Consistently rated the best consignment store in DC, the owner and sales people are extremely knowledgable about fits and brands. If you have upscale taste without the budget, Ella-Rue should be your next shopping destination.

3231 P St NW, Washington, DC, USA

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LiLi The First

This boutique’s selection includes a wealth of European brands and international designers, along with unique accessories. Prices range from moderate to expensive, but the original pieces are worth all the pennies. Shop everything from Israeli skirts to Thai tops.

1419 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, USA

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Nordstrom Rack

This discounted department store boasts a colossal selection. The majority of stock are women’s clothes and shoes – the shoe department in particular is outrageously large – but there’s a moderate home & garden and men’s section as well. The selection can get unorganized, so some digging is always required. Come here prepared for a long afternoon of shopping.

Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5333 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC, USA

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The Shoe Hive

This quaint shoe boutique is situated in Old Town Alexandria. Customers rave about the ‘adorable selection,’ which also includes costume jewelry and accessories. They carry designer brands like Kate Spade and Bettye Muller, but also unique, individual pieces.

127 S Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA, USA

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Lettie Gooch Boutique

Named after the owner’s grandmother, this sassy boutique is a true gem. The personalized customer service, cozy ambiance, and wide selection of special pieces make the store a must in any girl’s fashion arsenal. The collection boasts a wealth of innovative women’s dresses, featuring unique styles that heftily range from $100-300, but there are often sales, and the atmosphere is refreshingly unpretentious.

1921 8th St NW #110, Washington, DC, USA

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Willow Fashion

Nestled on a busy street filled with bars, Willow is easy to pass – but make sure you don’t. The carefully curated collection features impeccable pieces; every item in the store was individually selected. There’s also vintage clothing, home goods, and a men’s T-shirt racks. Prices are affordable, and plenty of tops cost $20 here.

843 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC, USA