You may not have his money, but you can still dress like Wale by hitting up some of these well-known sneaker and streetwear shops throughout Washington DC. The swagger is up to you.

Best Sneakers: Major

Major’s confident tagline is “the only store that matters” and that just may be true for sneakerheads in DC who are seeking out the hottest drops of the season including deep stocks of Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Reebok and Alife. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are always bending over backwards to help and have been known to give customers sneak peeks at new product and what’s next in the store’s own New Era line. In addition to the brick and mortar Georgetown location, sneaker fans can also shop the most coveted brand collabs on the Major website – of course, also known as the “only online store that matters” – such as Converse x Missoni and Puma x Undftd.

1426 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, 20007
(202) 269-0793

Best Streetwear: Commonwealth

This style-haven has expertly chosen collection of kicks plus, denim, t-shirts, jackets and even candles for your crib. Browse their selection and you'll see a carefully curated collection of wares. Yeah, you'll find most of your favorite brands, but only the dopest pieces they provide. Their collabs are just as carefully put together. Many people know them for their work with Reebok on the Pump, but they've also killed it with products made with Oakley and Maiden Noir. That's why they're able to boast about a clientele that includes guys like Wale (who they did an exclusive t-shirt with a few years back), Bun-B and The Clipse.

1781 Florida Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20009
(202) 265-1155