Fashionistas heading to Washington, D.C. for a shopping spree, take note: Oyster.com has paired up with Lucky Magazine to tell you not only where to stay on your next trip, but where to shop. We’ve selected chic D.C. hotels to suit every style, and paired them up with some of Lucky’s favorite boutiques.
Where to go if you wear…
Funky designer labels
Stay: W Washington DC If your closet is full of pieces by young, hot designers, this W hotel is a hip, happening option. The brand brings a new vibe to the historic building, with a fusion Jean-Georges restaurant, a fashionable rooftop bar, and a gorgeous spa.
Shop: Hu's Wear Lucky Says… Marlene Hu Aldaba, who also owns designer footwear spot Hu's Shoes across the street, has created here a gorgeously spare spot filled with the designer pieces to match: Proenza Schouler striped peplum jackets, hot pink Alexander McQueen minis—it's the perfect mix of youthful and classic. 2906 M St. NW, 202-342-2020, hushoes.com
Girly colors and bow heels
Stay: Four Seasons Washington D.C. You like to draw attention -- in a totally ladylike and classic way, of course -- and so does the iconic Four Seasons, where even the name stands for refined elegance. Just a short walk from Wisconsin Avenue, the hotel features spacious rooms bedecked in pretty pastels and accented by twinkling chandeliers.
Shop: Sassanova Lucky Says… If Elle Woods were a store she would be Sassanova, an all-pink shoe boutique where cheery crystal chandeliers illuminate shelves of Kate Spade bow pumps and jeweled Oscar de la Renta sandals. 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-471-4400, sassanova.com
Cozy knits and leather satchels
Stay: Hotel Madera If your style is boho-chic, this effortlessly hip yet cozy hotel -- which features a gem of a restaurant bedecked with lanterns and organic wooden accents -- will be right up your alley.
Shop: Lettie Gooch Lucky Says… Hip non-profiteers and budget-minded GW students stock up on printed Primrose dresses, Karisma toggle cardigans and 49 Square Miles leather satchels at this cozy shop, where owner Theresa Watts provides both thoughtful fashion counsel and cookies. 1517 U St. NW, 202-332-4242, lettiegooch.com
Cigarette pants and plenty of black
Stay: Donovan House The boutique Donovan House has an edgy, sleek look with a black-purple-and-white color scheme, pod-shaped "cocoon" showers, and a mod lobby.
Shop: Redeem Lucky Says… All rocker, all the time: With racks of sleeveless tunics, slinky slit-knee cigarette trousers and a soundtrack blaring the latest from bands like Bombay Bicycle Club and Gauntlet Hair, ex-DJ/owner Lori Parkerson will have you updating your wardrobe and iPod simultaneously. 1734 14th St. NW, 202-332-7477, redeemus.com
Party-approved minis and flowy tops
Stay: Hotel Palomar DC This cool spot is home to a vibrant bar scene, which is why we love it and why we think you will too. The value hotel features 335 rooms with comfy beds accented by hot-pink pillows and faux-fur throws.
Shop: Violet Lucky Says… A trip to this purple-walled Adams Morgan newcomer yields a complete night-out ensemble—on a Capitol Hill intern’s budget. Party attire like paneled miniskirts, slick envelope clutches and drapey tops rolls in at well under $100. 2439 18th St. NW, 202-621-9225, violetdc.com
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