Whether you’re a trendsetting fashionista or a sartorial bargain hunter, Montgomery County, Maryland has a wide number of shopping destinations that suit any style and budget. Here’s a rundown of some of the best places in Montgomery to shop ‘til you drop, including the top shopping malls and high-street, outdoor centers.
Pike & Rose
Besides delicious food, iPic movie theater, and fun bowling at Pinstripes, the Pike & Rose neighborhood is also a great spot for some retail therapy. Discover your next best-fitting pair of jeans at Lucky Brand. Get built-to-last outdoor gear at REI or L.L. Bean. Find top-of-the-line cookware and ingredients at Sur La Table.
Clarksburg Premium Outlets
Opened in 2016, Clarksburg Premium Outlets has quickly become a popular place to find steals and deals on designer brands. It’s a can’t-miss stop in Montgomery with stores on its High Street like Armani, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Coach, Ermenegildo Zegna, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Salvatore Ferragamo – all at unbeatable prices. Hit the Low Street for retailers like Aldo, Levi’s, New Balance, Yankee Candle, and Under Armour. Happy bargain hunting!
Built around a small lake in Gaithersburg, MD, rio lakefront is one of the top places to shop, dine, or just go for a walk around the boardwalk. Catch a movie at the AMC Loews Rio Cinemas located in the heart of the downtown center. Then, have sizzling fajitas at Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurant or made-from-scratch American dishes at Copper Canyon Grill. In the summer, families can enjoy the outdoor concerts on the boardwalk and kids can ride the carousel located right on the waterfront. Just across the street from rio is Downtown Crown, a burgeoning center with additional restaurant and shopping options!
Westfield Montgomery has been the premier mall in the Rockville, Potomac, and Bethesda area since it opened its doors in 1968. Today, it includes major retailers like Abercrombie & Fitch, Clarks, Forever 21, J. Crew, Janie and Jack, Kiehl’s, and Lululemon. The mall is anchored by Macy’s, Sears, and Nordstrom department stores. It also hosts an extensive selection of dining options, from quick bites like Chick-fil-A to restaurants like the Cheesecake Factory, as well as the ArcLight Bethesda premium movie theater.
Also owned by the Westfield Group, Westfield Wheaton offers shoppers nearly 200 stores to browse from. Get all of your bathroom essentials at Bath & Body Works, a new workout kit at Dick’s Sporting Goods, the hottest styles at great prices at H&M, or clothes for the kids at the Children’s Place. Westfield Wheaton is also home to a Target and Costco, providing a convenient place to buy all your household’s needs.
The Collection at Chevy Chase
Sometimes you just have to treat yourself. There’s no better place to do that than the Collection at Chevy Chase, a high-end, block-long outdoor shopping center that features an array of designer retailers, and more. You can find coveted, highly recognizable names like Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Jimmy Choo. Buy the latest runway styles from renowned designers at Saks Fifth Avenue. Take a break at Clyde’s, an upscale restaurant serving classic American dishes and cocktails, or Sushiko, a popular spot for sushi, East-meets-West small plates, and wines.
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