Ask Belle: DC-Area Boutiques
May 30, 2013
I stumbled upon your blog tonight and I can already tell it’s going to be such a good resource for me.
I do have a question – do you recommend any local boutiques in the DC area? I have browsed through some of the ones in Georgetown but I’m sure there are other great local boutiques that I have yet to discover.
Thanks so much! Cassie
I don’t do a lot of brick-and-mortar shopping. I find that I can almost alway find what I’m looking for online, and with Ebates and a free shipping code, I earn cash back and don’t pay for delivery. So if I’m shopping somewhere in person, it’s because I plan to splurge on something that I need to see in person before I sign away that much money.
For higher-end, modern fashions (3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga), I like to hit Muleh on 14th or Relish in Cady’s Alley (Muleh also has great sales). For nice work attire, I like Betsy Fisher. It’s not cheap, but I’ve found two nice dresses there that I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of, so I don’t feel like it was money wasted.
For less expensive items, Nana’s clothing is a little relaxed for me, but I like their jewelry pieces a lot. Redeem always has cool pieces. I’ve found some cute things at Rue14. And if I happen to be in Bethesda, I always stop into Ginger.
I’m sure my readers have a lot of great suggestions for DC-Va.-Md. boutiques that they love. Hopefully, they’ll leave their thoughts in the comments.