Best Discount Shopping District

“Made in China”–town
It won’t be long before the intersection of 11th and G Streets becomes a corridor for dirt-cheap trendy fashion. Metro Center already hosts the city's biggest H&M, a stone’s throw away from American Apparel. Now, with the exit of upscale furniture store West Elm, a three-story Forever 21 will open. That’s a lot of jeggings—and so close to “Pantytime!” Now is the time to make Metro Center your pre-going-out fast-fashion ritual for a bargain wear-once thrill. It's hard to resist the allure of $7 tops that are designer knockoffs, perfect for one season as long as you don’t put them in the wash. What’s the best way to keep your fast-fashion from disintegrating? Handwash it—until the next trend cycle.