Shopping and Retail
Shopping in Northern Virginia
Find a rare comic book in Old Town Alexandria, a new favorite boutique in Loudoun County or your go-to national retailer at one of Tysons Corner’s shopping venues.
Northern Virginia leaves no stone unturned—or bag unfilled—when it comes to shopping. Mastered planned shopping venues and malls are across the area, putting customers’ favorites from Sephora to Saks Fifth Avenue to Salvatore Ferragamo just a short train ride or drive away.
Independent retailers are throughout Northern Virginia, with local jewelry designers and boutiques popping up at malls and single-location stores lining tree-lined sidewalks in historic downtowns.
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Shop Local in Northern Virginia
There’s no better place to visit for independent shops than historic King Street in Old Town Alexandria. Seconds from the scenic Potomac River waterfront, King Street’s bookstores, shoe shops, high-end consignment spots, home design stores, antique dealers and more will keep you coming back for more.
Like wine, chocolate and books? One More Page Books in Arlington is the place for you, with book clubs and author talks as common as wine tastings. Contemporary boutiques for men and women dot all of Northern Virginia as well, including Tully Rector and Madisonbelle in Loudoun County and Undeniable Boutique and William T. Clothiers in Fairfax.
Find Any Retailer You Need
Shopping centers and malls are bigger and better in Northern Virginia. Find national chains and local boutiques side by side at Fairfax Corner, a highly walkable destination planned on the basis of traditional Main Streets. Mosaic sets the bar for community experience as Northern Virginia’s most innovative retail and entertainment environment where you’ll find specialty shops such as Kendra Scott and Lather. Reston Town Center brings national retailers alongside local craftsmen with its Farmers and Makers Market, a recurring market with area vendors selling everything from cheese and olive oil to pet accessories. For mall staples, head to Fair Oaks Mall, The Shops at Fairfax Square and Springfield Town Center.
Shopping Mecca in Northern Virginia
Tysons Corner is one of the country’s premier shopping destinations. Tysons Corner Center is home to 300 stores from fast retailers to luxury European brands, restaurants and entertainment options. Access Tysons Corner Center by public transportation or treat yourself to the valet spa that will return your hand-washed and detailed car when you’re ready. Across the street, Tysons Galleria is the region’s premier upscale shopping and dining experience where you can find the likes of Burberry, Cartier and Saint Laurent.
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