Washington DC’s Hippest Boutiques

Shop at this independently-owned shops to elevate your style game

If you’re looking to elevate your style game in the nation’s capital, you’ll find whatever you might need – dresses, jackets, shoes, what have you – at these four independently-owned boutiques.

DC native Lori Parkerson opened this 2,300 square foot space on 14th Street to help her hometown shed its conservative reputation. Though her palette might run on the safe side – think lots of black, white, and grey – Won Hundred, Mary Meyer, and GHSTS are among the rogue, independent labels she supports.

This funky multi-functional space – it’s a restaurant, cafe, and boutique – collects come of the coolest menswear brands (with a heavy focus on sportswear and streetwear) from all over the world. Expect to find especially sharp shoes and sweats from Comme des Garçons, Norse Projects, and Bedwin,

When Nancy Pearlstein opened this boutique over twenty years ago, little did she know she’d remain a fashion stalwart, when it comes to dressing the area’s most prominent and powerful women. Pearlstein curates a smart mix of brands, including industry heavyweights (think Dries Van Noten and Yohji Yamamoto) and rising stars like Sacai.

Hu’s Shoes & Hu’s Wear
Owned by Marlene Hu Aldaba, these sister shops are situated a mere block from each other, in the heart of bustling Georgetown. What locals appreciate most is her boutiques’ ever-rotating roster of labels, from the established (like Manolo Blahnik and Fendi) to the unexpected (like Dodo Bar Or and Jenni Kayne).



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