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Shopping at National Harbor – A Retail Shopping Guide

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National Harbor is a great destination for shopping with its prime location along the Potomac River and convenient access from Washington DC and Old Town Alexandria. The modern mixed-use development is a growing area with unique retail shops and restaurants, as well as a variety of amenities and attractions. A Tanger Outlet Mall opened at National Harbor in November 2013 which  greatly expanded the shopping opportunities and attracts more visitors from around the region. The following guide provides information about the current stores at National Harbor (as of Fall 2013). A few additional stores are also located within the Gaylord National Resort.

For more information about the area, see Things to Do at National Harbor

AMERICA!
154 National Plaza National Harbor, MD. The store offers an extensive political product line of both supportive and anti-oriented memorabilia for either political party.

Angst
171 American Way, National Harbor, MD. A boutique concept by White House/Black Market founder, Rick Sarmiento, inspired by his two teenage daughters who are constantly worrying over what to wear. Thus, Angst was created for young shoppers, like Sarmiento’s daughters, looking for fashion forward and on trend pieces.

Art Whino
120 American Way National Harbor, MD. The art gallery presents the largest body of work from innovators of the current new art movement labeled Pop-Surrealism, Lowbrow and Urban Contemporary.

Artcraft
140 American Way, National Harbor, MD. The store offers handcrafted furniture, glass, ceramics, metal, wood, fiber, jewelry and lots of other cool stuff. A comprehensive collection of furniture & accessories includes items which can be custom designed from Sticks, Houston Designer David Marsh, Ralph Garrett, and Venezia.

BlinkBlanco
169 American Way, National Harbor, MD. New concept from the creator of White House/Black Market, Rick Sarmiento’s new boutique features private label brands with pieces in bold colors displayed against a stark white store backdrop. The shop is geared toward more mature shoppers.

Brookstone -  142 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. The popular store offers a wide range of unique electronics, bath and spa accessories, massage gadgets, travel items and more.

Build-A-Bear Workshop
173 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. The company offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. You can choose from over 30 teddy bears, bunnies, dogs and other stuffed animals to make.

Capital Teas
145 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD. The fifth generation fine tea merchants offer the highest quality teas and infusions from around the world for your drinking pleasure.

Charming Charlie
162 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD. The unique fashion accessories house specializes in fun and affordable women’s fashion accessories.

Coco Blanca
122 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD. At Cooco Blanca, each piece of furniture has been selected for it’s fabulous shape and lines, and then refinished by a talented team of painters and artists.

Comfort One Shoes
172 Waterfront Street National Harbor MD. The shoe store specializes in European Comfort Shoes for men and women, including such famous brands as Mephisto, Thierry Robatin, Ecco, Clarks Unstructured, Beautifeel, Dansko, and others.

Critique Boutique
163 Fleet Street National Harbor MD. Critique offers unique, moderate to high-end apparel and accessories at competitive prices, and provides a hassle free environment in which consumers can acquire unique and limited product merchandise.

The Dandelion Patch
142 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Founded in Vienna, Va., The Dandelion Patch is a fine paper and stationery store that offers the largest selection of fine paper products in the DC metro area. Patrons will find traditional favorites like Crane’s and William Arthur as well as fresh, new manufacturers like Vera Wang, Dauphine, and Lilly Pulitzer. The Dandelion’s Patch also offers custom work and specializes in helping customers find stationery that fits their style and tone.

Fire & Ice
165 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD. The gems and jewels on display in the Fire & Ice stores are vibrant, and evoke the colors and textures of our planet’s rich natural history.

Fossil
167 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. This retailer is probably best known for its stylish line of quality watches, but accessories for both men and women ranging from apparel and leather goods to jewelry and sunglasses.

Godiva Chocolatier
181 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Godiva Chocolatier offers premium, hand-crafted chocolates and delectable treats. Founded in 1926 in Belgium, Godiva is famous for impeccable craftsmanship, elegance, and unparalleled pursuit of perfection.

Harley-Davidson
128 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. The biker establishment is known around the world and offers motorcycles, parts and accessories.

Hats in the Belfry
140 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. The store is regarded as the industry leader for premium quality hats and caps with cutting-edge and contemporary designs of fashionable men’s and women’s styles.

Himalayan Art Gallery - 138 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. The gallery offers handmade jewelry, clothing, and unique gifts from a variety of cultures.

House of JonLei Atelier
153 Potomac Passage, National Harbor, MD. The full-service bridal and social occasion outfitter carries the finest collection of designer gowns--from traditional styles to modern, young or seasoned bridal looks. Alterations, consultations and bridal gown preservation are available.

House of KAS
161 Fleet Street, National Harbor, MD. The high-end couture fashion company specializes in sophisticated evening wear, stylish men and women business suits, and high fashion urban apparel.

Jos. A. Banks
168 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Jos. A. Bank is a menswear retailer with a heritage of quality and workmanship, an extensive selection of beautifully made, classically styled tailored and casual clothing.

Life is Good
140 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD. Life is good® is a colorful casual clothing and specialty goods brand that celebrates the great outdoors, the spirit of sport and the overall pleasures of life.

The Maris Elaine Gallery
178 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. The art gallery features juried and emerging artists in a wide range of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography, woodturning, glass blowing, ceramics, weaving, and quilting.

Occasions - 167 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. The premier store sells unique gifts and gift baskets for all occasions

Onsite News & Gifts
158 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD. The store offers unique specialty retail products, regional souvenirs and gifts, and extensive reading materials, including the top best-selling books and magazines. Also available onsite is a complete full service U.S. Post Office.

Peeps & Company
150 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD. Imagine stepping inside and seeing a glowing five foot Peeps® Chick surrounded by cuddly, plush Peeps®, creating your favorite blend of Mike and Ike® candies, and discovering just exactly what type of “Hot Tamales Hottie®” you are! The Peeps & Company store offers gifts, gear, and treats for all ages and seasons.

Pepper Palace - 112 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. The one stop shop sells hot sauce, BBQ sauce, salsa, pickled items, jellies and jams, beef jerky, and more.

Periwinkle
160 American Way, National Harbor, MD. Periwinkle is a specialty clothing retailer that carries pieces from new and emerging designers as well as favorite established brands. The specialty retailer will carry items from labels such as Sam Edelman, Alice and Trixie, Nanette Lepore and Bella Designs. Opening December 2011.

Potomac Gourmet Market
180 American Way, National Harbor, MD. Potomac Gourmet Market is an upscale grocery, wine, beer and international cheese store. The market offers online shopping and delivery services.

SimplySoles
138 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. SimplySoles carries women’s designer shoes and fashion accessories for the stylish and shoe-obsessed. In addition, they carry unique handbags, jewelry, scarves and hats, and their SimplyBaby collection features a vast array of baby/toddler shoes and gifts.

S.O.A.P.
180B Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. The acronym S.O.A.P. stands for Scented, Organic, Artisan, Pure which describes the store’s freshly made collections of skin and body care, including 100% all-natural shower gel, organic body wash, whipped Shea body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub.

South Moon Under
100 American Way, National Harbor, MD. The store offers men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, swimwear, and home décor.

Stonewall Kitchen
170 American Way, National Harbor, MD. Headquartered in York, Maine, Stonewall Kitchen has been creating award winning jams, mustards and sauces since 1991. This store features an extensive line of Stonewall Kitchen foods, cook’s essentials and fine items for the home.

Sun Spectacles
180A Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. At Sun Spectacles, a sunglass image consultant will fit you with attractive non-designer or designer reading glasses, sun glasses, or clip ons.

Swarovski
189 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Founded in 1895, Swarovski is the world’s leading manufacturer of cut crystal. They are recognized worldwide for fashionably translating the latest trends into product lines such as brilliantly faceted crystal jewelry, watches, accessories, giftware, home décor and collectibles.

T-Mobile
136 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. T-Mobile USA us a national provider of wireless voice, messaging and data services.

Tiki & Me
141 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. Tiki & Me is a provider of pampered pet products for the canine and feline companion. They offer an extensive collection of collars, leashes, chew toys, plush toys, pet carriers, designer water and food bowls, jewelry for the pet and pet owner, gourmet bakery treats and more.

VIP Outdoors - 165 American Way National Harbor, MD. The outerwear includes offerings from The North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, and more.

National Harbor is located in Prince George's County, Maryland on the Potomac River, just minutes from Washington, DC. See a Visitors Guide to National Harbor

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