Hunt for holiday gift treasure at Strathmore’s annual Museum Shop Around, where 18 Washington museums, including the Phillips Collection, Shakespeare Theatre Company Shop and Hillwood Museum set up shop Thursday through Nov. 11. Find holiday ornaments, vintage toys and quirky jewelry among the diverse offerings. An ivory wool hat with fur is $64; a glass bracelet is $68. Admission $9. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, 301-581-5160.
Save up to 50 percent off original prices on a selection of fall clothing during the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for women and kids. Labels include Cole Haan, Diane von Furstenberg, Eileen Fisher, Steve Madden and Tory Burch. Through Nov. 11. At Nordstrom stores in Virginia and Maryland and nordstrom.com.
You can never be too rich or have too many shoes. At least that second one must be the thinking behind DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse), which just opened its 16th area store in the District’s Friendship Heights neighborhood. Score discounts on Nine West, as well as on high-end designs including Prada and Gucci, among the more than 28,000 pairs of men’s and women’s shoes. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-688-2759. dsw.com.
Back fat, belly blubber, jiggly thighs: You name it, and Spanx, which just opened its first stand-alone store in Tysons Corner, has the required garment. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, 703-848-8029. spanx.com
Janet Bennett Kelly