• Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

39 DC-Area Stores You Can (Also!) Shop Online for Small Business Saturday

Graphic by Jennifer Albarracin Moya.

Small Business Saturday is back, and while local shopping districts are promoting festive events and in-store promotions—Visit Alexandria, for example, has nearly 50 shops celebrating the day with special discounts and sweet treats this year—you can shop local for Small Business Saturday online as well. Here are more than 39 DC-area small businesses you can shop in-store or without leaving your home.


Fashion and Accessories

Bitter Grace

A Capitol Hill boutique offering lines of cashmere, athleisure, jewelry, leather goods, and more with a focus on sustainability.  

Boathouse Apparel

A preppy, lake-life-inspired shop in Georgetown offering apparel and accessories for men, women, and children–including a “tailgate” line for game-day merch–plus home goods and gifts.

Current Boutique

A high-end consignment shop featuring designer and other pre-loved women’s clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories, with locations in Clarendon, Old Town Alexandria, and 14th Street.

Ella Rue

Current ready-to-wear new women’s clothing and luxury pre-owned consignment in Georgetown. 


A pop-up-turned-retail-shop in Georgetown that carries clothing from 15 Chinese designers plus its own line of cashmere and silk.


A leather-goods brand offering handbags, wallets, and accessories that began in Annapolis and recently opened a shop in Georgetown. 

Lettie Gooch

Women’s apparel, accessories, and home-goods store near the 9:30 Club and Howard University. 

The Phoenix

A 65-year-old Georgetown shop offering a high-end, sustainably made selection of clothing, home goods, and both costume and fine jewelry.

Reddz Trading

A high-end consignment shop of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories with locations in Bethesda and Georgetown. 


Designer women’s clothing and accessories consignment in Dupont Circle. 


Jewelry designer Mallory Shelter’s shop of jewelry—including wedding and engagement pieces—clothing, and more. The store features more than 100 independent designers near Gallaudet University in DC. 

The Shoe Hive

High-end clothing, shoes, and accessories (think Sam Edelman, Ulla Johnson, Veronica Bear, Agolde, etc.) for women in Old Town Alexandria. 

Tribute Collective

A Bethesda-based store of vintage and secondhand clothing accessories and home goods as well as new items by “small, conscious, self-funded” designers from around the world.


Classic American (read: preppy) men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, and home goods in Georgetown. 

Wylie Grey

High-end women’s clothing and accessories (including brands like the Perfect Moment, Ulla Johnson, and LoveShackFancy) in Bethesda. 


Home Goods


One-off furniture, textiles, and other home goods plus some women’s clothing on U Street.

Handmade Habitat

Locally made candles of all-natural soy wax and beauty goods, designed for “slow, mindful living,” in Brookland.

Red Barn Mercantile

Home goods including seasonal and other home decor, kitchen tools, tabletop accessories, cookbooks, paper goods, gifts, and more.

Salt and Sundry

A “home and lifestyle” boutique with gifts, candles, soaps, tabletop and other accessories, paper goods, home goods, and more, with locations in Union Market and Logan Circle.

The Sill

Plants, plus plant care, and other home decor and gifts in Bethesda.


Gifts and Other Fun Stuff


A high-end paper goods shop in Ivy City featuring popular journals, calendars, planners, an more.

The Capital Candy Jar

Candy, chocolate-covered Oreos and pretzels, popcorn, and more in Capitol Hill.


Chocolate Chocolate, Chocotenango, Craving for Chocolate, and several other local chocolate shops worth shopping this holiday season, with dozens of sweet offerings.

Each Peach Market

Groceries and unique food-related gifts in Mount Pleasant.


East City Bookshop, Harambee Books and Artworks,  Kramers, Loyalty Bookstore, Mahogany Books, Old Town Books, and several other local, independent bookstores.

Penny Post

An independent cards, stationery, paper goods, and gift store in Alexandria.


A “casual lifestyle” brand offering an assortment of bags, from tote bags and insulated cooler bags to makeup bags and card holders.

Shop Made in DC

More than 5,000 products—apparel, jewelry, home goods, art, beauty products, gifts, and more—from hundreds of DC makers, with locations in Georgetown, Union Market, the Wharf and Canopy Embassy Row.

Shop Made in Virginia

More than 500 products—apparel, jewelry, home goods, art, beauty products, gifts, and more— from more than 300 Virginia makers, in Old Town Alexandria.

Steadfast Supply

A gift shop with products from more than 100 independent makers and designers.

Take Care

A Georgetown spa with a retail shop of small batch and natural skincare, beauty and bodycare products.

Three Littles

A children’s store near Union Market that focuses on sustainably made toys and high-end baby/kid gear, with an expansive list of in-stock strollers at its “Stroller Shoppe.”

Amy MoellerAmy Moeller

Fashion & Weddings Editor

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.


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