<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Shopping]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/the-scene/shopping http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:52:40 -0400 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:52:40 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Shopping Procrastinators Starting to Sweat]]> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:45:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/122412mollet2.jpg
Even the Tysons Corner Santa is offering advice at this point.]]>
<![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Duality Nail Pak]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:27:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/256*120/duality-nail-pak.jpg
Leave it to a brilliant business entrepreneur mother of six daughters to come up with an ingenious “manicure system” for busy nail polish-loving women everywhere!]]>
<![CDATA[Great Gadget Gifts]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:14:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/greenberggadgets1213126.jpg
Steve Greenberg, author of "Gadget Nation," shares some of his favorite gadget gifts this season.]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday Fashion Ideas]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:14:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/anntaylor1213125.jpg
Sherrie Broderick of Ann Taylor shares tips on bringing some sparkle to your holiday look.]]>
<![CDATA[FedEx's Busiest Shipping Day]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:14:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/11ammcgrathshipping121012.jpg
Monday is FedEx's busiest day, with about 19 million packages expected to be shipping in one day alone. Megan McGrath checks in on a location in Herndon.]]>
<![CDATA[Important Dates for Holiday Shipping]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:20:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/168*120/packages-shutterstock_116793961.jpg
See the dates you need know, whether you're shipping via FedEx, UPS or the U.S. Postal Service.

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<![CDATA[Downtown Holiday Market Reopens]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 18:46:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/173*120/cms500.jpg
Tree lightings, Christmas parades and parties are important parts of this season's fun... but what about the shopping? Do not -- we repeat, do not forget the shopping.

Photo Credit: Nicolle Aguirre]]>
<![CDATA[Adding Holiday Cheer to Floral Arrangements]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:36:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/11amhbloom12512.jpg
A rep from H. Bloom (called "the Netflix for flowers") shares tips on buying and arranging flowers over the holidays.]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Debuts $450 Gift Cards]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:20:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/89841329-starbucks.jpg
Starbucks is offering a limited supply of $450 steel gift cards online.

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<![CDATA[Best Skin- and Haircare Ingredients]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:20:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/11amskincarefaves.jpg
You should know what's in all those products you're using! Dr. Cheryl Burgess shares what you should look for in sunscreen, anti-aging products, dandruff-fighting shampoo and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Picking the Perfect Christmas Tree]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:04:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/11amxmastrees124.jpg
Expects Eric and Gloria Sundback -- who have grown several White House Christmas trees -- share tips on finding and decorating the perfect tree for you.]]>
<![CDATA[VP Biden's Costco Shopping Spree]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:50:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/cms497.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden went shopping for presents at a newly opened Costco in Washington in an attempt to highlight the importance of renewing middle-class tax cuts for families and businesses.

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<![CDATA[RAW VIDEO: Biden's Trip to DC Costco]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:43:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bidencostcocard.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise appearance Thursday morning at the opening of Washington, D.C.'s first Costco. READ STORY or WATCH THE GIFs.]]>
<![CDATA[Comptroller Wants People to "Shop Maryland"]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:04:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/222*120/th11.jpg
Maryland's comptroller hits the streets to urge people to shop locally during the holidays.]]>
<![CDATA[Fashion Washington Holiday Gift Guide]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:14:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/1127holidaygiftideas.jpg
Fashion Washington's Holley Simmons shares some unique gift ideas and must-haves this holiday season.]]>
<![CDATA[Big Deals for Cyber Monday]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:11:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/cybermonday112661723.jpg
Cyber Monday sales are expected to be 20 percent higher than last year (plus less stressful than Black Friday).]]>
<![CDATA[14 Potentially Dangerous Toys Named in "Trouble in Toyland" Report]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:05:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/toys112112.jpg
The annual "Trouble in Toyland" is out from U.S. PIRG. This year, the group named about a dozen toys that it says could be dangerous to children.

Photo Credit: U.S. PIRG]]>
<![CDATA[A Doggone Good Deal on Pets]]> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:22:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dogs_generic_shelter_puppies.jpg
The Alexandria Animal Welfare League sponsors Black Friday special on pet adoptions.]]>
<![CDATA[Lines, Protests in Store for Black Friday]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:44:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/209*120/Walmart+Wal-mart+protest.jpg
Workers have protested the hours at the Wal-Mart in Landover Hills, Md., and some plan not to show for work on Black Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Grocery Stores See Last-Minute Thanksgiving Rush]]> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:37:52 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Thanksgiving+Shopping+Wegmans+112112.jpg
Grocery stores were open Wednesday night and accommodating the last-minute shoppers who were getting ready for Thanksgiving. News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins has a look at the rush on the...

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<![CDATA[Last Chance to Answer Needy Kids' Letters to Santa!]]> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:44:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/181*120/gifts-shutterstock_117897964.jpg
A Letters to Santa program still needs 40 people to step up by 2 p.m. to buy gifts for needy kids this Christmas.

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<![CDATA[Black Friday: Good for Buzz, Not for Predicting Sales]]> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:39:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/93446410_10.jpg
Retailers invest a lot of hope in Black Friday because it can be used to build momentum for the six-week holiday shopping season, their most profitable time of year. But Black Friday isn’t the...

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<![CDATA[Black Friday Guide: How to Get the Best Deals]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:47:23 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/black+friday+target.jpg
Black Friday — it's the mother of all shopping days. A day when millions of people wielding billions of dollars scratch and claw for the biggest bargains. So what's the best plan of attack?

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<![CDATA[Ali Explores the Best Shopping in Brooklyn]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 02:03:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WILLIAMSBURG-1stLook.jpg
Lets face it, there are few better places in the world to shop than NY. But why stay on the island when there's so much to find in Brooklyn's trendiest neighborhood? Follow Ali as she...]]>
<![CDATA[Cozy Ideas for Winter Weddings]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:46:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/winterweddings1113.jpg
A s'mores bar is just the start -- but an important part! Check out these ideas for elegant winter weddings.]]>
<![CDATA[Outlet Deals and Don'ts]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:22:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/KNSD_Outlet_Madness_Continues_into_B_112511_19_mezzn_722x406_2170921339.jpg
Kiplinger's Personal Finance helps sort out what you should and shouldn't buy when shopping at an outlet mall.]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Weddings]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:44:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fallweddings111212.jpg
Carine of Carine's Bridal Atelier offers farm-friendly, local ideas for tasteful fall weddings.]]>
<![CDATA[Angels Shine at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 06:12:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/victoria-secret-new-thumb.jpg
Victoria's Secret Angels took to the glittery runway to sport the latest and most extravagant bras — and share the stage with Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

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<![CDATA[Marni to Launch First Women's Fragrance]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:46:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/marnifragrancethumb1a.jpg
This February, Italian retailer, Marni, will launch its first-ever fragrance.

Photo Credit: Marni]]>
<![CDATA[Store Tour: Local Designers and Curated Home Goods at Joinery]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:01:49 -0400 $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/joinery3.jpg
Owner Angela Silva picks out her favorite fall finds at Williamsburg boutique, Joinery.

Photo Credit: Catherine Blair Pfander]]>
<![CDATA[The New Minimalism]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:31:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/minimalism139049827thumbnail.jpg
Fall's new minimalist looks are anything but plain.

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<![CDATA[Retail Report: Playful Periwinkle Pieces]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:28:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/periwinkle_thumbnailfall12.jpg
Somewhere between lilac and baby blue, periwinkle hues are a simple way to add a touch of "cheer" to a winter wardrobe.

Photo Credit: Farfetch/Sephora/Net-a-Porter]]>
<![CDATA[Former NASA Engineers Find Success in Game Industry]]> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:19:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/looneylemon1.jpg
College Park couple Andrew and Kristin Looney quit their jobs to start a game company -- and now their card game "Fluxx" is being sold at Target stores across the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Levi's to Debut New "Eco" Collection]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:55:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/levislead1.jpg
This week, Levi's introduces a new eco-friendly collection made from recylced bottles and plastic trays.

Photo Credit: Levi's]]>
<![CDATA[Surprising New Gadgets for the Home]]> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:14:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/6672254_11amgadgetsgreenberg_722x406_3459139779.jpg
Steve Greenberg, author of "Gadget Nation," shows off some surprising -- and surprisingly affordable -- household items.]]>
<![CDATA[Dreaming of a Rich Christmas]]> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 01:46:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/nmwatch.jpg
Neiman Marcus unveils its opulent Christmas catalog, with $1-million watches, sports cars and jet packs.]]>
<![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Aerie and Bright Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:47:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/211*120/aerie-bra1.jpg
The Aerie Bright Pink partnership runs through October 21.]]>
<![CDATA[New Virtual Dressing Room at Mall in Fairfax]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:01:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Mall+Size+Body+Scan.jpg
A new tool helps take the guesswork out of shopping for clothes. It's a body scanner -- similar to ones you see at the airport -- and it's used in full view of all your shopping

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<![CDATA[Curves Ahead for Fall 2012]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 06:27:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/curve140615568thumb.jpg
This season, designers emphasized dramatic hour glass silhouettes.

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<![CDATA[GenOn Power Plant Could Become Retail Space]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:52:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/powerplant14.jpg
A controversial coal fire power plant that's operated in Alexandria since 1949 closed its doors Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[New Salon to Offer Only Blowouts]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:15:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dry-bar-Exterior2.jpg
Drybar offers a unique concept to customers: just blowouts, no haircuts, or color. The West Coast staple is set to open in Bethesda and Georgetown in October.

Photo Credit: Drybar]]>
<![CDATA[Shop for Bridal Gowns at Deep Discounts]]> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:37:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/11ambridal926.jpg
Brides Against Breast Cancer, a nationwide tour of gowns, raises money to fight cancer. They're in town this weekend at the Dupont Hotel.]]>
<![CDATA[The Most Fashionable Covers for iPhone 5]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/iphone_grovethumbnail.jpg
What's even better than a new iPhone 5? A slamming new accessory.

Photo Credit: Grove]]>
<![CDATA[Our Favorite High-Fashion Sneakers]]> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:30:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sneaks_thumbnail13.jpg
High-fashion sneakers are strutting out of the gym and onto city sidewalks.

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<![CDATA[iPhone 5 Crowds Out Before Sunrise]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:08:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/iphone5tull.jpg
Wisconsin Avenue was lined with sleeping bags and lawn chairs as the sun rose Friday -- the day that the new iPhone becomes available.]]>