While Washington, D.C. boasts its fair share of stores like T.J. Maxx and Loehmann’s, there aren’t any outlet malls in the city proper. That said, just a short drive away are several great areas for outlet and discount shopping.
Virginia’s largest outlet mall is Potomac Mills, a 30- to 45-minute drive from D.C. This indoor mall boasts outlet versions of stores like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s, plus hundreds of other stores, a movie theater, an Ikea and much, much more.
We also love the outdoor Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, which offers a number of high-end stores just 20 minutes from Tysons Corner. Find Saks Fifth Avenue, Williams Sonoma, Restoration Hardware, Barneys, Burberry and Kate Spade here, among others.
Just a 12-minute walk from the new MGM National Harbor, Tanger houses outlet shops for Calvin Klein, Elie Tahari, Movado, Tumi, Theory, Nike and more.
If you don’t mind driving about 45 minutes, try Arundel Mills, which also has Maryland’s best live-action casino, Maryland Live! next door. Here, find Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and your standard array of outlet shops, plus a movie theater and dozens of restaurants.