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Sure, handbags can be bought online. But as anyone who has misjudged measurements or been disappointed by materials knows, sometimes it's way better — and more fun — to shop for bags in person. We've rounded up 15 key D.C. stores where you can find a handbag to make your outfit and your day. The list includes department store musts, beloved boutiques, and D.C. newbies like Steven Alan and Mulberry. Whether you're looking for a major investment purse or a clutch for the weekend, a bag that makes a statement or a bag that no one else out there is carrying, these shops have you covered.


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1. Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus

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1601-B Rockville Pike, Space #210
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 230-4550
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If you don't mind digging, we've spotted Tory Burch, Botkier, and MICHAEL by Michael Kors bags for hundreds off here. [Photo]

2. Louis Vuitton

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5481 Wisconsin Avenue, The Shops at Wisconsin Place
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 654-1101
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Where to go when only a Speedy or a Neverfull handbag will do. [Photo]

3. Bloomingdale's

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5300 Western Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(240) 744-3700
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The handbag section at Bloomie's is a thing of beauty, with racks and racks of brands like MARC BY MARC JACOBS, Coach, Kate Spade, Longchamp, and MICHAEL by Michael Kors. [Image]

4. Loehmann's

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5333 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 362-4733
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Looking for a designer bag, but don't have a particular style in mind? Loehmann's is a good place to browse. [Photo]

5. Urban Chic

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1626 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-5398
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Shop hyper local at Urban Chic, where you'll find bags from D.C. designers, as in Blair Ritchey's handmade leather clutches and Solsak's roomy day bags. [Photo]

6. Redeem

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1810 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-7447
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Redeem stocks Collina Strada's architectural-inspired leather bags. [Image]

7. Muléh

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1831 14th St NW
Washington, DC
(202) 667-3440
Everything at Muléh is high-end, including a selection of handbags from brands like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Mulberry. [Photo]

8. Hu's Wear

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2906 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Here's a good place to drool over a selection of of-the-moment designer bags from the likes of Givenchy, Chloe, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and more. [Photo]

9. Kate Spade

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3061 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-8302
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On the lady-like spectrum, Kate Spade's Georgetown shop carries structured bags with cute details.

10. Barneys New York

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3040 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 350-5832
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Find Proenza Schouler PS1 bags, Alexander Wang Rockie duffels, and more blogger favs at Barneys in Georgetown. [Image]

11. Steven Alan

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3319 Cadys Aly NW Ste A
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-0250
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Steven Alan's new Georgetown shop stocks more Clare Vivier purses than just the cult favorite foldover clutch. Find giant weekender bags and elevated everyday duffle bags from CV, all made in Los Angeles. And Steven Alan has Baggu bags too. [Image: R. Lopez]

12. COACH

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1100 S Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 418-6787
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Coach has been moving away from monogram prints lately with its sleek Legacy collection. The company's lifetime purse guarantee is another selling point.

13. Mulberry at Tysons Galleria

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2001 International Dr
McLean, VA 22102
1 (888) 685-6856 ext 7
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Mulberry only has a handful of stores in the U.S., and one of them is in Tysons Galleria. The shop opened last year, bringing Mulberry's Alex and Bayswater bags to the Washington area. [Photo]

14. South Moon Under

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2905 District Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 712-8980
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Find both Rebecca Minkoff selections as well as trendy bags, clutches, and backpacks for under $60 at South Moon Under locations.

15. Bishop Boutique

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815B King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 312-0042
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For a handbag that you won't see everywhere, consult Bishop Boutique. The Alexandria shop stocks totes, clutches, and every thing in between from brands like Loeffler Randall, LK Bennett, Elaine Turner, and Milly. [Photo]

1. Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus

1601-B Rockville Pike, Space #210, Rockville, MD 20852
If you don't mind digging, we've spotted Tory Burch, Botkier, and MICHAEL by Michael Kors bags for hundreds off here. [Photo]
1601-B Rockville Pike, Space #210
Rockville, MD 20852

2. Louis Vuitton

5481 Wisconsin Avenue, The Shops at Wisconsin Place, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Where to go when only a Speedy or a Neverfull handbag will do. [Photo]
5481 Wisconsin Avenue, The Shops at Wisconsin Place
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

3. Bloomingdale's

5300 Western Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
The handbag section at Bloomie's is a thing of beauty, with racks and racks of brands like MARC BY MARC JACOBS, Coach, Kate Spade, Longchamp, and MICHAEL by Michael Kors. [Image]
5300 Western Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

4. Loehmann's

5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Looking for a designer bag, but don't have a particular style in mind? Loehmann's is a good place to browse. [Photo]
5333 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015

5. Urban Chic

1626 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Shop hyper local at Urban Chic, where you'll find bags from D.C. designers, as in Blair Ritchey's handmade leather clutches and Solsak's roomy day bags. [Photo]
1626 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

6. Redeem

1810 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Redeem stocks Collina Strada's architectural-inspired leather bags. [Image]
1810 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

7. Muléh

1831 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Everything at Muléh is high-end, including a selection of handbags from brands like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Mulberry. [Photo]
1831 14th St NW
Washington, DC

8. Hu's Wear

2906 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Here's a good place to drool over a selection of of-the-moment designer bags from the likes of Givenchy, Chloe, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and more. [Photo]
2906 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

9. Kate Spade

3061 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
On the lady-like spectrum, Kate Spade's Georgetown shop carries structured bags with cute details.
3061 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

10. Barneys New York

3040 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Find Proenza Schouler PS1 bags, Alexander Wang Rockie duffels, and more blogger favs at Barneys in Georgetown. [Image]
3040 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

11. Steven Alan

3319 Cadys Aly NW Ste A, Washington, DC 20007
Steven Alan's new Georgetown shop stocks more Clare Vivier purses than just the cult favorite foldover clutch. Find giant weekender bags and elevated everyday duffle bags from CV, all made in Los Angeles. And Steven Alan has Baggu bags too. [Image: R. Lopez]
3319 Cadys Aly NW Ste A
Washington, DC 20007

12. COACH

1100 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202
Coach has been moving away from monogram prints lately with its sleek Legacy collection. The company's lifetime purse guarantee is another selling point.
1100 S Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202

13. Mulberry at Tysons Galleria

2001 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102
Mulberry only has a handful of stores in the U.S., and one of them is in Tysons Galleria. The shop opened last year, bringing Mulberry's Alex and Bayswater bags to the Washington area. [Photo]
2001 International Dr
McLean, VA 22102

14. South Moon Under

2905 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031
Find both Rebecca Minkoff selections as well as trendy bags, clutches, and backpacks for under $60 at South Moon Under locations.
2905 District Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031

15. Bishop Boutique

815B King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
For a handbag that you won't see everywhere, consult Bishop Boutique. The Alexandria shop stocks totes, clutches, and every thing in between from brands like Loeffler Randall, LK Bennett, Elaine Turner, and Milly. [Photo]
815B King St
Alexandria, VA 22314