37 DC-area stores where you can (too!) shop online on Saturdays for small businesses


Small Business Saturday is back, and so are many local shopping districts return festive events and in-store promotions. Visit Alexandria has more than 65 stores celebrating the day with special discounts and sweet treats, and the Georgetown BID has announced more than 20 stores with discounts and other special promotions. But if online shopping is more your thing, you can also shop online on Small Business Saturday. Here are 37+ small businesses in the DC area you can shop from in store or from home.

fashion and accessories

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

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

Ella Rue. Up-to-date ready-to-wear new women’s clothing and luxury second-hand consignment in Georgetown.

hobo A leather goods brand offering handbags, wallets and accessories that started in Annapolis and recently opened a store in Georgetown.

Lettie Gooch. Women’s clothing, accessories and home goods store near the 9:30 Club and Howard University.

the phoenix A 65 year old Georgetown shop offering a quality, sustainably sourced selection of clothing, home goods, as well as costumes and fine jewelry.

Reddz trade. A high-end consignment store featuring men’s and women’s clothing and accessories with locations in Bethesda and Georgetown.

Second. Delivery of designer women’s clothing and accessories in Dupont Circle.

Protection. Jewelery designer Mallory Shelter’s jewelery shop – including wedding and engagement pieces – clothing and more. The store features more than 100 independent designers near DC’s Gallaudet University.

The shoe stick. High quality 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 featuring vintage and second-hand clothing accessories, homewares, and new items from “small, conscious, self-funded” designers from around the world.

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

Wyle and Gray. Quality women’s clothing and accessories (including brands like Perfect Moment, Ulla Johnson and LoveShackFancy) in Bethesda.


good wood. One-off furniture, textiles and other homewares and some women’s clothing on U Street.

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

Small leaf shop. A “boutique and little jungle” specializing in plants, paper and gifts on 14th Street.

Red Barn Mercantile. Homewares including seasonal and other home decor, kitchenware, tabletop accessories, cookbooks, stationery, gifts and more.

salt and others. A “home and lifestyle” boutique featuring gifts, candles, soaps, tableware and accessories, stationery, housewares and more, with locations in Union Market and Logan Circle.

The Threshold. Plants plus plant care and other home decor and gifts at Bethesda.

gifts and other fun stuff

The capital’s candy jar. Candy, chocolate-covered Oreos and pretzels, popcorn and more at Capitol Hill.

chocolate, Chocotenango, craving for chocolateand several other local chocolate shops worth shopping this holiday season with dozens of sweet offerings.

Any peach market. Groceries and unique food gifts in Mount Pleasant.

Oststadt bookstore, Harambee Books and Artworks, Chandler, faithful bookshop, Books made of mahogany, old town booksand several other local, independent bookstores.

Penny post. An independent card, stationery, paper goods and gift shop in Alexandria.

Explore. A casual lifestyle brand offering a range of bags from tote bags and insulated cooler bags to makeup bags and card holders.

Shops made in DC. More than 5,000 products – apparel, jewelry, homeware, art, beauty products, gifts and more – from hundreds of DC manufacturers 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 manufacturers in Old Town Alexandria.

Steadfast supply. A gift shop featuring products from more than 100 independent manufacturers and designers.

Look out. A spa in Georgetown with a retail store specializing in small batch and natural skin care, beauty and personal care products.

Publisher, Washingtonian Weddings

Amy runs Washingtonian Weddings and writes style setters for Washingtonian. Before joining the Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC, and before that the editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.


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