DC’s most fashionable neighborhood has to be Shaw, full of the the coolest restaurants and shops in town. Here are our top five stores to head to when you’re shopping in the neighborhood.

Frank and Oak

This chic Canadian boutique in Shaw is the perfect place to pick up a fashionable outfit to wear while you scout out the neighborhood. You’ll find plenty of well-made basics, like soft, long-sleeved sweaters and striped tops.

1924 8th St NW #145, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 499-1458

Lettie Gooch

Head to this female-owned clothing store in Shaw, which features plenty of fairly new designers, to pick up unique clothing that’ll give you an edge, like a floral maxi-dress or an angular white top. Each of the accessories and clothing pieces on sale have been picked by Lettie Gooch to give shoppers unique, affordable, and fashionable options.

1921 8th St NW #110, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 332-4242

Ministry of Supply

DC summers mean plenty of heat and humidity, which makes it tough to stay sweat-free in professional clothing. But Shaw’s Ministry of Supply, an innovative, tech-oriented boutique, has a solution to this annual issue. At this male-focused clothing store, you’ll find high-performance work and leisure clothing aimed at preventing sweat stains, leaving you free to enjoy the summer air.

1924 8th St NW #100, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 851-4942

Read Wall

Men’s clothing shop Read Wall is the place to go for stylish, soft, tailored menswear that you can wear to the office and out to the bar. With custom-made options for suits and jackets, Read Wall should definitely be on any DC’s shopper’s list.

1921 8th St NW #105, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 733-1913


Looking for high-quality beauty products that you won’t find at your local drugstore? Head over to Aesop, which stocks a variety of skincare, hair, and fragrance products that’ll fit your needs. You’ll also have the chance to meet with Aesop employees who can work with you to identify your ideal products.

1924 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 299-9435