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Cel­e­brat­ing more than 40 years of stun­ning cus­tom jew­elry, Adeler Jewel­ers pro­duces one-of-a-kind pieces that are spot­ted on celebri­ties on the red car­pet and Wash­ing­ton no­ta­bles on the town. Each item is cus­tom-de­signed by Jorge Adeler (who owns the store with his wife and daugh­ters), then hand­crafted in-house by mas­ter crafts­men. IN­SIDER TIP: For in­spi­ra­tion, check out the jew­eler’s red-car­pet blog, which doc­u­ments A-list celebri­ties wear­ing the brand’s cus­tom de­signs. 772 Walker Road, Great Falls, 703-759-4076; adel­er­jew­el­ers.com


The shop on tree-lined King Street is a must-visit for its one-of-a-kind pieces, evening gowns, and de­sign­ers like 525 Amer­ica and Jill Stu­art. IN­SIDER TIP: Ask for owner Joelle Soli­mano, who care­fully cu­rates the tra­di­tional French-in-DC aes­thetic of the bou­tique. 1225 King St., Alexan­dria, 703-519-8234; anamer­i­can­in­parisol­dtown.com


This fam­ily-owned jew­elry store has served DC—and four White House ad­min­is­tra­tions!—for over 40 years. To­day, Boone & Sons has grown to three DMV lo­ca­tions, each of­fer­ing fine and fash­ion jew­elry, as well as loose di­a­monds and luxe watches. 1025 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW, 202-7854653; boone­and­sons.com


The brand’s sig­na­ture tech­nique for weav­ing leather (known as in­trec­ciato) turns its bags, bracelets, and ac­ces­sories into cov­etable ob­jects, but Creative Di­rec­tor To­mas Maier’s ge­nius for un­der­stated

Ital­ian style also comes through in beau­ti­fully draped dresses in sub­tly tinted shades. Tysons Gal­le­ria, 703-443-3138; bot­te­gaveneta.com


Bring­ing a re­fresh­ing style evo­lu­tion to the preppy Amer­i­can cloth­ier, newly in­stalled Creative Di­rec­tor for Wom­enswear Zac Posen makes the la­bel about more than just clas­si­cally tai­lored men’s suits, as ladies can look for­ward to up­dated preppy styles and sil­hou­ettes and lots of color. 3077 M St. NW, 202-2988797; brooks­broth­ers.com


Get cus­tom-suited with this re­li­able prac­ti­tioner of clas­sic Ital­ian style. The brand’s made-to-mea­sure pro­gram, Su Misura, in­cludes a con­sul­ta­tion to dis­cuss the client’s tastes and needs, a fit­ting, and the chance to choose from hun­dreds of fab­rics and cus­tom fin­ishes. Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-5456579; canali.com


Down­town DC’s hottest shop­ping mecca, this des­ti­na­tion is a one-stop shop with a care­fully cu­rated col­lec­tion of lux­ury re­tail­ers. The stores range from fine jewel­ers like Bul­gari to fash­ion heavy hit­ters like Carolina Her­rera, Sal­va­tore Fer­rag­amo, and Zadig & Voltaire. For din­ing, there’s Milk Bar for some­thing sweet and Fig & Olive for some­thing sa­vory. IN­SIDER TIP: Check back of­ten to see the ro­tat­ing in­stal­la­tions in Palmer Al­ley. Swatch­Room’s Dream Closet in­stal­la­tion is cur­rently daz­zling shop­pers with its glit­ter­ing lights sus­pended in the air. 800 10th St. NW, 202-2899000; ci­tycen­terdc.com


The fash­ion jew­elry brand cre­ates ever-new vari­a­tions on its clas­sic cable and chevron pat­terns, from ev­ery­day bracelets to en­gage­ment rings and elab­o­rate pavé de­signs. Tysons Gal­le­ria, 703-245-3515; davidyur­man.com


The iconic French fash­ion house of­fers ready-to-wear, jew­elry, and ac­ces­sories from its new creative di­rec­tor, Maria Grazia Chi­uri, who spent 17 years as half of the duo be­hind Valentino. IN­SIDER TIP: The Ci­tyCen­terDC bou­tique is one of the pret­ti­est in the District, thanks to a col­lec­tion of com­mis­sioned pieces of fur­ni­ture and a two-story wall of cas­cad­ing LED lights. Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-408-5990; dior.com


For al­most two decades, this jew­el­box bou­tique has car­ried a cu­rated col­lec­tion of Euro­pean lux­ury goods that ap­peal to the down­town shop­per. It of­fers de­signs for both men and women, and the brands in­clude Ki­ton, Bel­vast, Xa­cus, and the new Ger­man jean com­pany Mac. 309 Cameron St., Alexan­dria, 703-548-2452; don­nalewis­usa.com


Tucked into a cozy store on 14th Street, Filson is a hub for high-end, Amer­i­can-made out­door cloth­ing, bags, leather goods, and ac­ces­sories (think hunt­ing, camping, and fish­ing) for men, women, and pups! IN­SIDER TIP: Check out the new watch col­lec­tion—it’s one to covet. 1534 14th St. NW, 202-759-9570; filson.com


With an ex­pan­sive col­lec­tion of bold de­signer eye­wear and sun­glasses, this shop of­fers eye ex­ams and a full shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence for those on a quest for de­signer frames from the likes of Mykita and Thom Browne. 1307 Wis­con­sin Ave. NW, 202-3378237; george­townop­ti­cian.com


Last year the Amer­i­can life­style brand marked 35 years of dress­ing lovers of denim with a sexy edge. Look for 1980s and ’90s throw­back pieces, like over­alls and jeans boast­ing the orig­i­nal Guess logo. 7875 Tysons Cor­ner Cen­ter, McLean, 703-288-5172; guess.com


Draw­ing heav­ily on its eques­trian her­itage and mak­ing its mark with su­pe­rior crafts­man­ship, Her­mès brings DC shop­pers the ul­ti­mate in re­fine­ment, straight from Paris. The se­lec­tion runs from so­phis­ti­cated wardrobe sta­ples to bags, small leather goods, shoes, and scarves. Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-789-4341; her­mes.com


The Ger­man lux­ury la­bel serves up sleek, no-non­sense fash­ion sta­ples for well-suited gents, from shoes and leather goods to suits and ties. 1517 Wis­con­sin Ave. NW, 202-625-2677; hugo­b­oss.com


Mas­ter tai­lor Ike Be­har’s rep­u­ta­tion for fine, hand­crafted, US-made men’s dress shirts con­tin­ues with an ex­panded menswear col­lec­tion over­seen by his three sons. 2900 M St. NW, 202-808-8715; ike­be­har.com


This fam­ily-owned lux­ury jew­elry and

watch bou­tique of­fers a vast col­lec­tion of high-end de­sign­ers and a shop-in-shop Rolex bou­tique. There are also cus­tom pieces by in-house mas­ter goldsmith Stephen Clarke, whose jew­elry ré­sumé in­cludes col­lab­o­ra­tions with such no­ta­bles as in­te­rior de­signer Barry Dixon. IN­SIDER TIP: Clarke was hand­picked by the Smith­so­nian to re­set the Hope Di­a­mond. Tysons Gal­le­ria, McLean, 703-448-6731; lil­jen­quist­beck­stead.com


For modern-day fans of the his­toric trunk maker, Ni­co­las Gh­esquière of­fers stylish up­grades to the women’s and men’s col­lec­tions, travel goods, and ac­ces­sories. The DC bou­tique pro­vides two per­son­al­iza­tion ser­vices: hot stamp­ing and the more elab­o­rate Mon Mono­gram pro­gram, which al­lows clients to add ini­tials and col­ored stripes to bags, duf­fels, and select ac­ces­sories. Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-774-2519; louisvuit­ton.com


Last fall, the oh-so-clas­sic and clean Ital­ian fash­ion house launched a new cam­paign fea­tur­ing It girl Gigi Ha­did and rein­tro­duced its iconic 101801 camel cash­mere top­coat. The mix of fresh faces and archival fa­vorites is part of the cel­e­bra­tion of Max Mara’s 65th birth­day. Tysons Gal­le­ria, 703-556-6962; us.max­mara.com


Home to haute names like Tom Ford and Alexan­der McQueen, the must-shop re­tailer brings cus­tomers ready-to-wear, ac­ces­sories, and so much more for a shop­ping trip worth splurg­ing on. IN­SIDER TIP:

It has the only Van Cleef & Ar­pels bou­tique from Char­lotte, North Carolina, to Short Hills,

New Jer­sey. Tysons Gal­le­ria, McLean, 703-761-1600; neiman­mar­cus.com


The lux­ury re­tailer is the top choice for menswear with an old-world touch, in­clud­ing clas­si­cally shaped suits and tuxe­dos; plush, full-width ties; and scarves and pocket squares that add a jaunty splash of pat­tern and

color. 906 I St. NW, Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-754-8866; paulstu­art.com


The hip­per-than-thou Ital­ian lux­ury brand has a pen­chant for set­ting trends, thanks to Mi­uc­cia Prada’s dar­ing style and dis­in­ter­est in fash­ion-as-usual. Tysons Gal­le­ria, 703-245-3438; prada.com


The go-to for trend­ing yet ac­ces­si­ble con­tem­po­rary col­lec­tions, Saks is one-stop shop­ping for day, night, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. 5555 Wis­con­sin Ave., Bethesda, 301-6579343; saks.com


Put your best foot for­ward in sleek Ital­ian style. There’s a se­lec­tion of fine leather goods and ready-to-wear, and the made-to-or­der pro­gram al­lows men to cus­tom­ize the brand’s fa­mously lux­u­ri­ous shoes with a choice of color and ma­te­rial. Ci­tyCen­terDC, 202-2896610; fer­rag­amo.com


Stock up on Detroit-in­spired bi­cy­cles, watches, bags, and more at the Mo­tor City im­port’s DC out­post. The shop cham­pi­ons Amer­i­can man­u­fac­tur­ers, like Hor­ween Leather and Water­ford Pre­ci­sion Cy­cles, with a his­tory of cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful things. 1631 14th St. NW, 202-470-0250; shinola.com


Good things come in robin’s-egg-blue pack­ages at the famed jew­eler’s DC out­post, in­clud­ing sweet­heart neck­laces and rings in ster­ling sil­ver (the Elsa Peretti col­lec­tion); sleek, con­tem­po­rary cuffs and bracelets (the Tif­fany T col­lec­tion); and show-stop­ping fine jew­elry (Tif­fany Mas­ter­pieces). The Col­lec­tion at Chevy Chase, 301-657-8777; tif­fany.com


Lux­ury and con­ve­nience go hand in hand here: There’s fash­ion (Prada, Ermenegildo Zegna, Bot­tega Veneta, and Vince), life­style (Williams-Sonoma and cov­etable pieces from An­thony Vac­carello’s new­est col­lec­tion for Saint Lau­rent), and good eats (Mag­giano’s Lit­tle Italy and Wild­fire). 2001 In­ter­na­tional Dr., McLean, 703-8470555; tyson­s­gal­le­ria.com


A creative hub with an in­dus­trial ware­house vibe, the Union Mar­ket district is home to the An­ge­lika the­ater, the pop-up art and re­tail space Lab1270, the Dock5 event space, and the ac­tual Mar­ket, which houses trendy din­ing (in­clud­ing the Miche­lin Bib Gour­mand spot Bid­well’s), plus shop­ping from ar­ti­sanal ven­dors. IN­SIDER TIP: Check the web­site for fun events, chef pop-ups, drive-in movies, and art shows. 1309 Fifth St. NE, 301-347-3998; union­mar­ketdc.com


Con­tem­po­rary and cool, Vince’s pieces bring modern min­i­mal­ism to men and women on the DC cir­cuit, whether they’re head­ing to the of­fice or run­ning week­end er­rands. Tysons Gal­le­ria, McLean, 703-663-4909; vince.com

eead-turn­ing dresses from Bot­tega seneta’s Au­tumn/Win­ter O01T run­way show.

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