Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Make Me Wanna Shop: The Most Irresistible New Stores Of 2011

  1. Begin



    See All Slides

    As much as we love our favorite tried-and-true spots for finding can't-live-without-'em goodies, the arrival of a new shop on the block is definitely something to celebrate. And in 2011, we did a lot of partying (and purchasing) inside fancy new retail digs — from British brands putting down roots in Georgetown to impossibly-cute stationery outposts launching in Old Town, we've gotten more than our fair share of awesome shopping opps this year. To recap a year of wondrous retail rendezvous, we've highlighted some of the best boutiques that set up shop in D.C. in 2011 — if you're not acquainted already, we suggest you get friendly with these fabulous picks.

    Begin Slideshow



Seeing Double: The Season's Best Eyewear

We may claim we could never live without our favorite black bag or patent-leather work pumps, but in reality, it’s our glasses that win the Most Crucial Accessory award. Think about it — these are what the nearsighted and farsighted among us wear from the minute we get up to the minute we go to bed. If you're read