Shop Small Saturday Best Places to Shop in DC

Best Places to Shop in DC | Washington, DC | Cobalt Chronicles | Style Blogger

Earlier this week I rounded up my favorite spots to shop in both my current city, Washington, DC, and my hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana.  I wanted to separate the two into individual posts to make them easier to comb through!

As we’re in the midst of the busiest shopping days of the year, I wanted to give a little love to my favorite local small businesses. I’m partnering with American Express to support their Shop Small Saturday campaign on Instagram and it prompted me to share my favorite small businesses here on the blog as a resource for you!  This post is in no way sponsored by American Express, I simply wanted to share where I love to shop in hopes that you’ll find a new, local business to support too!

While I love shopping online, I also love shopping locally. It’s so important to support small businesses in our communities. Unless, God forbid, you want your neighborhood to be overrun by chain establishments.  So get out this weekend (and this holiday season) and support your local shops, I promise they’ll thank you!

In this post I’m sharing my favorite local spots in Washington, DC!

If you’re interested in checking out my favorite small businesses to support in my hometown of Shreveport, check out my Best Places to Shop in Shreveport post!

Best Places to Shop in DC

LUNA – LUNA has become my go-to spot for clothing and jewelry in the DC area!  They carry all the brands you know and love like Vince, Free People, BB Dakota, Frame Denim, Citizens of Humanity and tons more!  And the sales associates at the Bethesda shop are the best!

Salt & Sundry – There are two Salt & Sundry locations in the city.  I love popping in the 14th Street location anytime I need to pick up a quick, thoughtful gift!

Little Leaf – Salt & Sundry’s sister store, Little Leaf, is the most adorable plant shop you’ll ever visit!

Park Story – A new, semi-permanent pop-up shop featuring womenswear, jewelry, accessories, and home goods by local and independent brands!  Two of my favorite local designers’ pieces are on display in the store!

Mimi Miller – Mimi Miller’s pieces can be found at Park Story!  Mimi Miller is one of my favorite local designers.  She designs the most beautiful, neutral, easy-to-wear pieces!  I have one of her tops, and it’s a staple in my wardrobe!

Meghan Evans – Meghan Evans is another local designer!  She’s the curator of Park Story and her pieces are also displayed in the shop.  She specializes in pieces for tall women.  Her pieces are classic and timeless.

Greenheart Juice Shop – One of my favorite humans in DC co-owns Greenheart Juice Shop.  They serve the most delicious juices and smoothies!

Call Your Mother – A new addition to the brick and mortar restaurant scene, but I’ve been devouring their bagels at the Dupont Farmers’ Market for months!  Pop in their shop to fuel up for all of your holiday shopping!

Take Care Shop – I’ve mentioned that I’m slowly but surely switching over to cleaner, natural skincare products.  One of my favorite skincare and beauty shops in DC is Take Care Shop!  Take Care Shop is an all-natural skincare, beauty and lifestyle shop.  They have a Black Friday special happening now on their website!

Ivy Wild Beauty – Another favorite place to shop for clean beauty products is Ivy Wild!  Ivy Wild has a great selection of non-toxic beauty products!

Did I overlook any of your favorites?!  Leave them in the comments below, and I’ll be sure to add them to the post!


  1. katie wrote:

    So many great places to support! I love so many of these brands and hope to get to a few tonight before they close.

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    Posted 11.24.18
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Love all of our local spots in the DC area! So lucky to have them! =)

      Posted 11.24.18
  2. Sarah wrote:

    Thanks for sharing these. I just checked out Mimi Miller’s page–love it.

    Posted 11.24.18
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Love her pieces! Glad you love them too! =)

      Posted 11.24.18

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