4945 Elm St., Bethesda, 301-986-0558,
Sarah “Sassy” Jacobs and Sarah Cannova
opened their women’s shoe store in Bethesda
in 2009. The boutique stocks high-end
designer footwear by Etienne Aigner, Stuart
Weitzman, French Soles and Jack Rogers.
Well-shod tots can try on pairs by names such
as Elefantito and See Kai Run. Totes, wallets,
jewelry and a selection of clothing by designers including Alice & Trixie and Yoana Baraschi
round out the offerings.
Bethesda Row, 7134 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda,
Secrète Fine Jewelry
Custom fine jewelry, including bridal sets, earrings and necklaces, is the specialty in this
family-owned store. Designs range from modern and contemporary to vintage. You also can
choose a watch from established names such
as Rolex, and get jewelry repaired and restored.
Wildwood Shopping Center, 10227 Old
Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 301-530-7892,
This women’s boutique features an eclectic
mix of upscale contemporary names, including Michael Stars, Clover Canyon, and Bailey
44. The store also carries jewelry and accessories. Its two sister stores, Wear it Well in
Bethesda and Corby Collection in Chevy
Chase, D.C., carry some similar merchandise,
but each has unique items, as well.
Wildwood Shopping Center, 10255 Old
Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 301-530-4423,
South Moon Under
Originally a surf shop in Ocean City, Md., this
boho boutique for women and men is especially popular with teens and 20-somethings.
But there’s way more than swimsuits and
beachwear. Look for casual to dressy clothing
from labels such as MINKPINK, Marc Jacobs,
Trina Turk and Scotch & Soda, along with
quirky home goods, gifts, jewelry and shoes
(think Steve Madden and Seychelles).
Wildwood Shopping Center, 10247 Old
Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 301-564-0995,
This store sells environmentally friendly toys
for eco-conscious kids and their parents. There
is a large selection of wooden toys, and even
shelving is made of natural woods. Look for
brands such as Alex, Fisher-Price, Radio Flyer
and Kid Galaxy. There’s also a small selection of
organic baby clothing for 9 months and under.
Bethesda Row, 4823 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda,
Though the store specializes in underwear—
bras, panties, pantyhose and nightgowns—it
stocks denim by NYDJ and tops, too. Find
familiar lingerie names such as Olga and
Maidenform, as well as the upscale Natori,
Cosabella and Wacoal brands.
The Shoppes of Bethesda, 4928 Hampden
Lane, Bethesda, 301-656-4900.
In addition to having been a destination for
home furnishings since 1991, Urban Country it is also a great place to buy a gift. Find
everything from throw pillows and baby toys
to Alicia Adams Alpaca throws and candles.
There’s a fun jewelry and accessories collection, as well.
Bethesda Row, 7117 Arlington Road,
Bethesda, 301-654-0500, www.
Wear it Well
Wear it Well brings funky, fashion-forward
sensibility to Bethesda Row. The store carries
accessories and a number of different clothing
lines, including Ella Moss, White + Warren and
Majestic Paris. The shop has two sister stores
with similar, but not identical merchandise:
Sequel at the Wildwood Shopping Center, and
Corby Collection in Chevy Chase, D.C., which
has more evening wear than the other two.
Bethesda Row, 4816 Bethesda Ave.,
Bethesda, 301-652-3713, www.
Boone & Sons Jewelers
Started in 1966 by family patriarch French
Boone, this fine jewelry store has everything
from loose 11-carat diamonds to estate
jewelry. Boone’s granddaughter Nellie Boone
Benhard runs the Chevy Chase store.
5550 The Hills Plaza, Chevy Chase, 301-657-
Chas Schwartz & Son
Offerings at this posh jewelry shop range
from contemporary pieces to Victorian, art
deco and art nouveau estate designs. If you’re
searching for a cuff dripping with diamonds or
a statement South Sea pearl necklace, this is
the place you’ll find it.
Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C., 202-363-5432, www.
Gals on and off the Green
Just because you’re playing sports doesn’t
mean you can’t be stylish. That’s the philosophy of this women’s shop that sells resort,
sports and golf wear that covers all the
bases from country club to edgy chic. Brands
include DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Lily Pulitzer,
Adidas, Puma and Greg Norman.
Chevy Chase Center, 5449 Wisconsin
Ave., Chevy Chase, 240-800-4670, www.
Lemon Twist has been a Chevy Chase neighborhood staple since 1977. Regulars like
owner Sally Prince’s eclectic mix of women’s
clothing and accessories from known names
such as Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines. The
store also sells handbags and jewelry.
Chevy Chase Plaza, 8541 Connecticut
Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-986-0044, www.
This sixth-generation, family-owned furrier
has been in Chevy Chase for more than 20
years. Find new and vintage fur coats, outerwear and fur-trimmed cashmere scarves. The
salon also offers restoration services, repairs,
appraisals and custom work.
4620 Leland St., Chevy Chase, 301-656-
Nina McLemore Boutique
The sedate yet stylish clothes seem tailor-made for the professional woman. Look for
work-ready dresses, separates, casual and
evening wear in cashmere, wool, stretch
cotton and silk at this eponymously named
Georgetown-based designer’s shop, one of
several across the country.