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Best Shopping Malls in Washington DC: Time to Shop ‘Til You Drop!


No matter where you are in the city, there are great shopping malls sprinkled around the DC area to choose from — the only problem is choosing which one to go to.

Splurging on new clothes or shoes? Recovering from a bad week with good food? Sprucing up your home with luxury appliances? Hoping to unwind with that newly released rom-com flick? It’s time to head out to the best shopping malls in Washington, DC! 🛍

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City: Best Brands in One Place

Any DC resident who loves all things fashion considers this Arlington shopping center, four miles from the city, as an established haven because of the wide range of clothing stores found inside.

You can find quality apparel from beloved brands, such as Coach, Armani, Forever 21, Aldo, Nordstrom, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, and Zara. 

If you get hungry or bored from all the shopping, satisfy your cravings with Chipotle, Panda Express, Popeye’s, and Shake Shack! Of course, if it’s a special occasion or an end-of-a-hell-week treat there are plenty of finer dining restaurants in the neighborhood.

On this side of the river, tourists can also visit state attractions including the Washington Monument and the Pentagon to make the most out of their stay.

📌 Location: 1100 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202

Tysons Corner Center: Something for Everyone

Located at the intersection of Route 7 and Routes 28 and 29, Tysons Corner Center has stores for fashionistas, sneakerheads, and enthusiastic kids.

Serious shoppers can take their time scouring great finds in retailers like Adidas, Gap, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Bloomingdale’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Pandora. Little ones can enjoy monthly activities and events planned by the mall’s Kids Club

One great thing we found at Tysons would be its visitor incentives that feature generous savings. Just show your out-of-town driver’s license, passport, or hotel key to the mall concierge to receive complimentary savings valued at $750. 

📌 Location: 1961 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons, VA 22102


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Tysons Galleria: Shopping With a Food Hall Inside

A casual shopping spree never hurt anybody! Tysons Galleria in McLean is filled with sensible options for everyday families to have fun and relax.

Stop by at either Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue to get your retail fix (and take advantage of great deals), then give in to your hunger with sit-down restaurants, such as Donburi, Andy’s Pizza, Urban Plates, Maggiano’s, and other good meals that Washington has to offer at the Urbanspace Food Hall. 

You can also enjoy the exclusive experience with the mall’s AMC movie theater complex (the first in the country!) if you’re looking to just sit down and relax.

📌 Location: 2001 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102

CityCenterDC: Luxury Has Never Been This Accessible

Conveniently built in the heart of the metro, CityCenterDC is an established shopping paradise for people who love high fashion brands and upscale stores. 

Pick the perfect outfit — from head to toe — at luxury boutiques like Hermès, Bulgari, Carolina Herrera, Longchamp, Chanel, Dior, Paul Stuart, Brunello Cucinelli, and Salvatore Ferragamo. 

Your taste buds can also experience the finer things in life as you order your meals from Fig & Olive, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Piccolina, Fruitive, and other restaurants you can find.

📌 Location: 825 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001


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Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets: Fashion Deals? We’re In!

Your credit card will surely get a workout at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets which is located at Loudoun County — 17 miles west of Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington, DC.

If you’re ready to spend money, you can splurge on noted retailers such as Burberry, Under Armour, Lacoste, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, Nike, Old Navy, Marc Jacobs, and more. 

Hear your stomach rumbling after rigorously putting your credit card to work? Get some grub at the mall’s food court or enjoy one of the restaurants littered across the center, including Green Leaf’s & Bananas, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, Far East Asian Fire, and Villa Italian Kitchen.

📌 Location: 241 Fort Evans Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

Gallery Place: Premier Shopping Experience

Head over to the ultimate urban retail destination in DC’s Chinatown to inject some retail therapy into your routine! Visit Gallery Place at Seventh and H Streets to look at new arrivals at branded stores like Aveda, LOFT, and Urban Outfitters. 

If shopping is not your thing, be entertained with Gallery Place’s 14-screen Regal Theater or sign up for a game of bowling at Lucky Strike.

Then, enjoy the mall’s various dining options. From fast-casual to formal sit down, enjoy ordering from CIRCA, Arosto Pizza, Thai Chili, and Clyde’s.

📌 Location: 616 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Georgetown Park: Gem in the Metro

Head over to the iconic shopping establishment wedged between the C&O Canal and DC’s Wisconsin Avenue and Main Street and feast on the stylish selections and new arrivals from well-loved retailers.

Casually shop at Anthropologie & Co., H&M, and TJ Maxx to spruce up your wardrobe and then go to Church Hall, Filomena Ristorante, Olivia Macaron, or Pinstripes for a relaxing lunch.

It may be a small shopping center with only 11 stores but it’s a prime spot at the heart of Georgetown. It’s right on the main shopping street where you can take advantage of nearby attractions, such as walking around Potomac Park and have a fun night out in Blues Alley & Jazz nearby.

📌 Location: 3222 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007


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BONUS ⭐️ Eastern Market: More Than a Farmers Market

Eastern Market has served as a community hub for locals and visitors since it was built in 1873. You might not find high street shops, fast food places, or valet parking, but it’s a godsend for those who look for fresh farm produce, handmade trinkets and crafts from local artists and businesses, and fun weekend events (like live music performances).

The indoor and outdoor markets have much to offer with more than 100 vendors — from quality meats, cheeses, vegetables to handcrafted sculptures, jewelry, and furniture.

📌 Location: 225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

That completes our breakdown of the best shopping malls in the DC area! Whether you’re looking to make an errand run more enjoyable or are just out and about to enjoy the weekend, there are great options for you no matter where you are in the city.

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