Shopping in Olney

Up to 51% Off at Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring

Central Rockville

$100 $50

Not-for-profit boutique offers brides affordable gowns and accessories for their big day; profits are donated to women's charities

Half Off Art Supplies

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Art-materials store stocks artist workspaces with acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints, canvases, and graphite pencils

Up to 52% Off Flowers from America's Beautiful Florist

Central Rockville

$39.99 $19

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Deliveries or pick-up of silky red roses or elegant lilies in a swanky glass bud vase

47% Off Plants and Supplies at Seasons Nursery

Gaithersburg

$30 $16

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Garden center with expansive stock of botanical specimens—including perennials, trees, and shrubs.

50% Off Skincare Services

Bethesda

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 42% Off Nest Smart-Thermostat and Basic Installation

Bethesda Area

$428.95 $249

Wi-Fi-controllable thermostat programs itself based on your home's energy use; lighting consultants assess potential savings from LED bulbs

60% Off Lingerie and Clothing at Celine de Paris

Bethesda

$100 $40

Small selection of upscale apparel and lingerie includes a sheer, polka-dotted blouse, a floral handbag, and a lacy garter belt

Up to 42% Off Nest Smart-Thermostat and Basic Installation

Clarksville Area

$428.95 $249

Wi-Fi-controllable thermostat programs itself based on your home's energy use; lighting consultants assess potential savings from LED bulbs

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Luxurious bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international fair-trade suppliers

50% Off Clothing at Coco Libre

Hyattsville

$20 $10

This boutique, which supports earth-friendly, socially conscious, and fair-trade movements, offers vintage clothing for women and men

45% Off Jewelry and Accessories

Tysons Central 123

$20 $11

On-trend pendants, rings, scarves, and wallets, many of which boast the shop's own YSTRDY label

60% Off Cell Phones, Tablets, and Accessories

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

New AT&T tablets, accessories, and smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S 4

49% Off at Potomac Wines and Spirits

Georgetown

$107.88 $55

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A medium-bodied red that combines fruity notes with hints of Mediterranean herbs and a crisp white from a Sicilian vineyard

49% Off Spanish Wine at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

$107.88 $55

One dozen bottles of tempranillo or verdejo come imported from Spain

51% Off Spanish Red Wine

Dupont Circle

$180 $89

Boutique liquor shop packs six bottles of a Spanish red with a 90+ score from Wine Advocate that has notes of woodsmoke, spice, and cherry

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

Dupont Circle

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

Up to 86% Off Beauty Classes or Party at Plush Beautiq

Brookland

$199.99 $39

Beauty classes with beauty box; parties include cocktails or mocktails and take-home beauty boxes

Half Off Human Hair Extensions

Washington

$20 $10

Virgin hair from Brazil comes in straight. wavy, or curly textures and weave or clip-in extension styles

50% Off

H Street - NoMa

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off Six-Bottle Wine Assortment

Capitol Hill

$144.94 $69

Six 750ml bottles of specially selected wines, including an unwooded Australian chardonnay and other wines from France, Spain, and Italy

Up to 45% Off at Capitol Hill Bikes

Capitol Hill

$40 $22

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Friendly shop stocks gear including gloves, locks, bags, and bikes for cyclists of all ages

50% Off Fashion-Forward Boutique Clothing at Coterie

Georgetown

$50 $25

Unique European Fashion with a fun and flirty but moderate vibe

$150 for $300 Toward a Vacuum or Air-Purification System

Arlington

$300 $150

Durable vacuum cleaners with powerful suction clean flooring of all types; purification system improves air quality and removes contaminants

45% Off

Newtown

$69 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Select Local Merchants

Utilizing 17 years of plant-rearing expertise, Farmhouse Flowers & Plants thrills discerning nostrils with an olfactory smorgasbord of locally grown blossoms, perennials, bedding plants, and herbs. Peruse one of the farm's four booths at area farmers' markets, and encounter year-round and seasonal offerings dazzling enough to brighten the day of the Harlem Globetrotters' perpetually doomed opponents. Seventy-five varieties of plants clamor for your green thumb's attention, from zinnias ($0.75/stem) to sunflowers ($1.50 each) and lilies ($4/stem). A mid-May peony harvest ($4 each) peppers chlorophyll-based arrangements with the kaleidoscopic buds, and potted rosemary ($3.75/4" pot) and basil ($2.75/3" pot) add a professional touch to home cooking without the hair-flattening effects of a chef's toque.

4501 Gregg Rd
Brookeville,
MD
US

The Fair Hill shopping center doesn't look like wine country from the outside, but judging by the steady stream of freshly corked bottles that pass through The Winery at Olney's doors, looks are certainly deceiving. Despite its unorthodox location, the winery maintains close ties with global winemaking hot spots; instead of growing its own grapes in spare tanning beds, the staff sources varietals from locations as far away as California, Chile, and France. The winemakers take over from there and ferment the juice, rack the barrels, and bottle more than 25 different wines onsite.

Thanks to this exhaustive work, The Winery at Olney has a bottle for virtually every palate. The chardonnay's tropical and citrusy notes give way to an oak-tinged finished, and the zinfandel's hints of spice add balance to the luscious flavors of ripe blackberries. In addition to these single-varietal options, the winery also blends complementary fruits into some of its wines to form hybrid creations, including green-apple riesling and cranberry shiraz.

With all of these options to consider, the task of choosing the right wine might seem daunting. The Winery at Olney’s staffers help beginners define their palates with the store’s U-Vint section. With the helpful guidance of a winery expert, visitors can make their own wine by selecting a varietal and then adding water and yeast to the grapes. The mix then spends 30–40 days fermenting and settling while the winery's team helps by racking and filtering the juice. Customers then return to apply custom labels and foil capsules to 28–30 bottles of their personalized wine.

18127 Town Center Dr
Olney,
MD
US

The expert staff at Highland Wine & Spirits hopes to instill a sense of trust in each customer that roams their aisles. For what it lacks in square footage, the store certainly makes up in volume, filling the space it does have with inventory that changes week-by-week, season-by-season. Across the shelves, premium producers such as Turnbull and Paul Hobbs parade alongside industry standards, such as Beringer and Sterling. Exclusive imports and boutique wines beckon more seasoned tastes, and if a customer is unable to find what they're looking for, the store's staff stands by to place special orders.

13390 Clarksville Pike
Highland,
MD
US

Before Comfort One Shoes' sole experts are allowed to fit a single shoe to a customer's foot, they must graduate from Comfort One University and undergo a mentorship process. It's only then that they can help shoppers find their desired footwear, whether it be lace-up Ziera boots, On running shoes with CloudTec technology, or Thierry Rabotin shoes, handmade without uncomfortable, rigid components. Alongside men's and women's footwear, the shop stocks an assortment of bags and accessories such as colorful iPhone cases from Triple C Designs that protect phone exteriors and conceal scratches from the last time you transformed into a werewolf.

Comfort One Shoes also seeks to better the world through creative philanthropic efforts, such as collecting 25,000 shoes for those without and offering their employees half their pay and time off to volunteer in the community. Perhaps such initiatives are part of the reason Comfort One Shoes earned the National Shoe Retailers Association’s Retailer of the Year Award in 2011.

1643 Rockville Pike
Rockville,
MD
US

The readers of Washingtonian magazine voted the family-owned Princess Jewelers "Best Jewelry Store" in 2008, winning the company well-deserved notice for the careful, custom craftsmanship of its talented, certified jewelers. Two elegant showrooms display engagement and wedding rings set with diamonds or semiprecious stones, as well as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and cufflinks that make a glittery gift for significant others or surprised trick-or-treaters. The company imports a large inventory of loose gemstones and diamonds, which may be fashioned into original designs or replicas of pieces in photographs, and jewelers can also restore damaged pieces to their previous beauty and wearability. On-site graduates of the Gemological Institute of America are capable of identifying legitimate gemstones by scent alone, using their bling-based expertise to appraise customers' new and antique jewelry and assist them through each step in the selection of a quality showpiece.

11520 Rockville Pike
Rockville,
MD
US

At Eyeland Eyecare Center and Luxoptics, friendly optical experts sharpen fields of vision and protect precious eye parts with thorough examinations and an arsenal of contacts, sunglasses, and traditional frames. Frames from labels such as Prada and Burberry add a touch of stylish class to pupils, and the store’s sophisticated software precalculates benefits from nearly all available insurance plans. After working alongside his brother at Eyeland for more than three decades, Robert Bojarski founded Luxoptics, a newly christened sister store built around the concept of outfitting clientele with modern, high-end eyewear and making the monocle popular again. Frames from Bulgari and Ray Ban grace faces with fresh designs, and selections from Persol complement patients’ heads with styles that blend old and new. Luxoptic’s sunny, high-ceilinged studio welcomes visitors with pristine white decor, and the in-house lab grinds lenses to computer-calculated specifications.

12015 Rockville Pike
Rockville,
MD
US