Nearby Shops, Boutiques & Markets


Although Capitol Hill is just one of many neighborhoods offering outstanding shopping in Washington, D.C., it stands out thanks to the wide variety of shops at Eastern Market and along 8th Street SE. Antique shops, boutiques, flower shops and local grocers blend with major retailers on the corridors of Capitol Hill, offering a wealth of shopping options in the capital.

Eastern Market

This multifaceted dining and shopping destination is D.C. denizens’ go-to source for goods as diverse as arts, crafts, flowers, and locally sourced grocery items. Every weekend, Eastern Market opens its famous Eastern Market Flea, showcasing the wares of hundreds of local and regional retailers, including farmers, food vendors and more. The market’s more permanent indoor vendors include flower shops, arts and crafts vendors, and local grocers selling food prepared in-house or nearby.

Union Station

Perched at the north end of Capitol Hill, Union Station serves as a superb all-in-one shopping destination in Washington, D.C. Beyond its stately appearance and utility as a major transit hub, Union Station is one of the District’s most complete indoor shopping malls. Express, H&M, Nine West and Ann Taylor are among shoppers’ favorites at Union Station, which also offers 34 dining destinations.

Riverby Books

This used and rare book shop is a gem in the heart of Capitol Hill. Located on a tree-lined lane bordered by red-brick sidewalks, Riverby Books offers an incomparable collection of hard-to-find volumes, including foreign language copies, works of local interest, and a comprehensive collection of literary favorites.