Another option for more cost-effective retail space with access to the same upscale DC audience is suburban Maryland. Bethesda Row in downtown Bethesda is easily accessible to the Metro, and is flush with retail space including premium retailers like Williams-Sonoma, Anthropologie and Warby Parker.
Chevy Chase and Friendship Heights boast plenty of parking, accessibility to the Metro and walkability for consumers maximum flexibility. Coffee shops, restaurants and other services are popular to meet the needs of a lunchtime crowd. Further north is Gaithersburg and Germantown, where you can get more bang for your buck, while still accessible to the Metro.