Washington D.C./Baltimore Shopping Guide

Old Town Alexandria

An American in Paris

This tiny fashion outpost is packed with hard-to-find European labels (Cristella, Irene Ban Ryb, and Delphine Marat), as well as tried-and-true domestic designers (SEA, Tibi), all handpicked by its stylish Parisian owner Joelle Solimano.
1225 King St., 703-519-8234

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Bellacara

"Beautiful face" is the Spanish translation for this beauty boutique specializing in top-shelf skincare products and makeup. We consider it a must-stop for its selection of Kiehl's, Nyakio, Bumble and Bumble, and more.
924 King St., Alexandria, 703-299-9652, bellacara.com

Products: Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique

Hysteria

Tucked away on a quiet side street, this shop makes it easy to find something to perk up your wardrobe, with bright separates and accessories from Milly, Cynthia Rowley, Lela Rose, Isabella Fiore, Chaiken, Trina Turk, and Lulu Guinness. Local designer Meg Carter's handcrafted shell jewelry is also a draw. Be sure to take advantage of the free wardrobe consultation with the house personal shopper.
125 South Fairfax St., 703-548-1615, shophysteria.com

Products: Denim, Women's Clothing, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

The Shoe Hive

The sister store to nearby Hysteria, this swanky little shop stocks loads of fabulous footwear, including Tory Burch espadrille wedges and cute Miss Sixty sandals.
115 S. Royal St., 703-548-7105, theshoehive.com

Products: Shoes
Type of Store: Boutique

Tickled Pink

White-shuttered dressing room doors and pale green and blue walls painted with a frog motif are among the girly touches at this spot. Scoop up preppy lines like Lilly Pulitzer, Lacoste, and Queen Bee Jewelry, and then head upstairs for home goods and children's apparel.
103 S. Saint Asaph St., 703-518-5459;
7259 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-913-9191,
tickledpinkapparel.com

Products: Women's Clothing, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique