Shopping in Washington, D. C.

$89 for Six Bottles of Spanish Red Wine at Imperial Liquors ($180 Value)

Imperial Liquors

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

Make-Up 101 Tutorial for One or Two at Primp Beauty Bar (Up to 71% Off)

Primp Beauty Bar

U Street - Cardozo

$100 $29

90-minute to tw-hour tutorials teach students the basics of foundation, contouring, smoky eye, and natural looks

Two or Four Custom Shirts or Bespoke Suit with Option for Two Custom Shirts at BookATailor (Up to 64% Off)

BookATailor

Dupont Circle

$198 $99

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

$10 for $20 Worth of Human Hair Extensions at Luv Wear

Luv Wear

Washington

$20 $10

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

$5 for $10 Groupon — luv llc

Luv

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

Accessories and Apparel or Bikes at Capitol Hill Bikes (Up to 45% Off)

Capitol Hill Bikes

Capitol Hill

$40 $22

(60)

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

12 Bottles of La Ferla or Demba Wine, or 6 Bottles of Each at Potomac Wines and Spirits (49% Off)

Potomac Wines and Spirits

Georgetown

$107.88 $55

A medium-bodied red that combines fruity notes with hints of Mediterranean herbs and a blend of tempranillo and merlot

$59 for 12 Bottles of Tempranillo Blends at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe ($120 Value)

Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

$120 $59

One dozen bottles of tempranillo blends come imported from Spain

Handcrafted Artisan Earrings or $20 for $40 Worth of Merchandise at Vintage Jewels

Vintage Jewels

Online Deal

$28 $14

Vintage accessories including teardrop earrings, lariat necklaces, and brooches, made from crystal and other antique materials

One- or Two-Year Print Subscription to “The Washingtonian” (Up to 53% Off)

The Washingtonian

Online Deal

$29.95 $14

Widely read city magazine covers diverse topics ranging from style, nightlife, restaurants, and doctors to local and national politics

Custom Chinos and Shirts at Custom Chino (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Custom Chino

DC Showroom

$198 $99

The tailors make new a pattern for every client, and clothing is completed in less than four weeks

$69 for Six Assorted Bottles of Wine at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill ($144.94 Value)

Schneider's of Capitol Hill

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

$49 for Six Bottles of French Wine at MacArthur Beverages ($96 Value)

MacArthur Beverages

Foxhall - Palisades

$96 $49

Get 2 bottles of red bordeaux from Chateau Dallau & 2 from Chateau Merlet, as well as 2 bottles of white bordeaux from Chateau Haut Mirambet

$10 for $20 Worth of Art Supplies at Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(37)

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

$10 for $20 Worth of Ethical Skincare, Makeup, Hair, and Body Products at The Body Shop

The Body Shop

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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

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It all started with a deflated basketball. Though longtime friends Mike Kennedy and Eric Martin scoured downtown Boston for an inflating needle to fill it, no shops in the area carried one. They were frustrated—and they realized that other Bostonians looking for athletic gear were likely frustrated too. So in 1983, they opened City Sports, a shop stocked with all the footwear, athletic apparel, and sports equipment that the metropolis had been missing.

Nearly three decades later, Mike and Eric's neighborhood business has expanded to 20 shops across the East Coast. In addition to stocking popular brands such as Vibram, The North Face, and Patagonia, the store engineers its own CS by City Sports line. Shoppers include yogis, cyclists, and tennis players—anyone seeking to outfit active lifestyles, whether they're playing a team sport or braving the hike up the world's largest gumdrop. In addition to footwear and apparel, the staff stocks fitness equipment such as kettlebells, lifting gloves, and dumbbells.

727 7th St NW
Washington,
DC
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.

3222 M St NW
Washington,
DC
US

When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. Adele Fridman, founder of MetaBody, created a real-life version of that ticket with her MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.

555 12th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.

3222 M St NW
Washington,
DC
US

DCWineGuy.com boasts a staggeringly extensive selection of alcohol. Obscure beers from Thailand and Lithuania find a home beside six-packs of Miller High Life, and an impressive collection of wines spans six continents. If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer number of beers, wines, and vintage spirits, there’s no need to worry. The staff consults their magic 8-ball sommelier to arrive at a comprehensive list of recommendations. Once you have made your selection, pick up your order at the store.

1618 17th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Balance Gym really is about balance?a balance between strength and stamina, individual and group workouts, and indoor and outdoor exercise. While some classes take place in well-appointed fitness studios, others involve running through Rock Creek Park, doing burpees at the Washington Monument, or deadlifting the Lincoln Memorial. With so many options for getting into shape, it's no wonder the gym was named DC's best by Washington City Paper. If you favor a more intense workout, check out the hugely popular CrossFit program, which blends gymnastics, Olympic lifting, and intense conditioning into a calorie-torching cocktail.

2200 California St NW
Washington,
DC
US