Malls and Department Stores
Most D.C. department stores are located in malls throughout the city and suburbs; the one exception is Macy's (which recently merged with the fifty-year-old local independent Hecht's and changed its name), the only D.C. department store that stands on its own. Its store, located at 12th and G Streets, has been at that location for more than fifty years, and from there its holiday display windows have delighted city residents for decades.
Cady's Alley is a group of converted nineteenth-century buildings that are home to seventeen home furnishing and décor shops.
Chevy Chase Pavilion
These upscale malls are neighbors in the shopping neighborhood of Friendship Heights and include more than forty-five specialty shops. There is a Georgette Klinger spa and Filene's Basement, a wonderful discount store. You'll find browsing fun at places like Villeroy & Boch, Krön Chocolatier, and Neiman Marcus. There's also a movie theater. Open Monday to Friday, 10
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
This is a mega-mall, located near the Pentagon. There are more than 160 shops here, with Macy's and Nordstrom as the anchors. There is a food court here as well. Open Monday to Saturday, 10
The Shops at Georgetown Park
This is a lovely mall inside a rehabbed former Colonial-era tobacco warehouse. There are full-service restaurants and snack spots where you can get pretzels and coffee, and wonderfully original stores as well as chain store offerings, such as Benetton and J. Crew. Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10
There are at least 150 stores here, from 9 West and B. Dalton to GuGuGaGa and a Discovery Channel store. If you go to the Web site, there is a printable coupon for 15 percent off at many of the stores. Keeping the kids happy are a forty-kiosk food court on the lower level and a nine-screen cinema. Open Monday to Saturday, 10