Shopping in Fairfax

45% Off Jewelry

Vienna

$130 $72

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Products

Vienna

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Comics at Collector's World

Annandale

$30 $15

New comics such as The Walking Dead and Wolverine; vintage comics such as Superman and The Amazing Spiderman

55% Off Women's Clothing

Centreville

$20 $9

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Springfield

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

45% Off

Newtown

$69 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Watches or Watch Batteries

Multiple Locations

$13 $6

Attractive timepieces for men or women and expert battery replacement and watch repair at locations inside Maryland and Virginia malls

45% Off Jewelry and Accessories

Tysons Central 123

$20 $11

On-trend pendants, rings, scarves, and wallets, many of which boast the shop's own YSTRDY label

50% Off Women's Fashion Accessories at Gotta Strut Boutique

Woodbridge

$40 $20

Fashion-forward women can shop for stylish handbags, accessories, and jewelry in a boutique with a varied and colorful selection

$150 for $300 Toward a Vacuum or Air-Purification System

Arlington

$300 $150

Durable vacuum cleaners with powerful suction clean flooring of all types; purification system improves air quality and removes contaminants

50% Off Personalized Gifts at The Little Monogram Shop

Old Town

$40 $20

Custom monograms add a personal touch to gifts from tees and totes to bath towels and draperies

Up to 53% Off at Cigar Palace

Landmark - Van Dorn

$30 $15

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Smoking lounge with a flat-screen TV welcomes customers as they choose from premium cigar brands such as Oliva, Bundle, and Nub & Cain

50% Off Skincare Services

Bethesda

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 42% Off Nest Smart-Thermostat and Basic Installation

Bethesda Area

$428.95 $249

Wi-Fi-controllable thermostat programs itself based on your home's energy use; lighting consultants assess potential savings from LED bulbs

60% Off Lingerie and Clothing at Celine de Paris

Bethesda

$100 $40

Small selection of upscale apparel and lingerie includes a sheer, polka-dotted blouse, a floral handbag, and a lacy garter belt

49% Off Spanish Wine at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

$107.88 $55

One dozen bottles of tempranillo or verdejo come imported from Spain

51% Off Spanish Red Wine

Dupont Circle

$180 $89

Boutique liquor shop packs six bottles of a Spanish red with a 90+ score from Wine Advocate that has notes of woodsmoke, spice, and cherry

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

Dupont Circle

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

Up to 86% Off Beauty Classes or Party at Plush Beautiq

Brookland

$199.99 $39

Beauty classes with beauty box; parties include cocktails or mocktails and take-home beauty boxes

Half Off Human Hair Extensions

Washington

$20 $10

Virgin hair from Brazil comes in straight. wavy, or curly textures and weave or clip-in extension styles

50% Off

H Street - NoMa

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off Six-Bottle Wine Assortment

Capitol Hill

$144.94 $69

Six 750ml bottles of specially selected wines, including an unwooded Australian chardonnay and other wines from France, Spain, and Italy

Up to 45% Off at Capitol Hill Bikes

Capitol Hill

$40 $22

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Friendly shop stocks gear including gloves, locks, bags, and bikes for cyclists of all ages

50% Off Fashion-Forward Boutique Clothing at Coterie

Georgetown

$50 $25

Unique European Fashion with a fun and flirty but moderate vibe

49% Off at Potomac Wines and Spirits

Georgetown

$107.88 $55

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A medium-bodied red that combines fruity notes with hints of Mediterranean herbs and a crisp white from a Sicilian vineyard

Up to 48% Off Garden-Planning Workshop or Tea Party

Cedar Run

$39.95 $25

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Learn how to plant a sustainable, organic garden or celebrate ladies at lavender-themed tea party

50% Off Clothing & Accessories at Jehovah's House Thrift Store

Dumfries

$20 $10

Men, women, and children can shop for a varied selection of apparel and accessories

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Each of Merrifield Garden Center’s three locations overflows with thousands of plants throughout the year, encompassing such variety that a reporter for CNN’s Eatocracy claimed “I might as well endorse my paychecks straight to them…because I always want to grow what they've got.” Knowledgeable garden experts, 25 of whom have been with Merrifield for 25 years or more, guide customers through row upon row of flowers, trees, shrubs, and other plants, or help them sort through an extensive selection of bulbs and seeds. Visitors may also bump into the founders themselves, or their children and other family members, 38 of whom still work at the thriving business that started 40 years ago. Merrifield doesn’t just proliferate plants, however; amenities such as cafes in Gainesville and Merrifield and a dog park in Gainesville make each garden center into a leisure destination as well. Three of its garden gurus run an hourlong TV show that's been going for more than two decades, and other staff publish gardening advice on the website and Facebook. The staff also work to protect the environment with a variety of eco-friendly initiatives. Besides stocking native plants and water-saving devices for their customers, they also compost more than 20,000 tons of soil and 25,000 cubic yards of brush left over from their comprehensive landscaping services every year. The Gainesville location also gathers old concrete, metal appliances, and rusted Optimus Primes for recycling free of charge.

12101 Lee Hwy
Fairfax,
VA
US

Before Comfort One Shoes' sole experts are allowed to fit a single shoe to a customer's foot, they must graduate from Comfort One University and undergo a mentorship process. It's only then that they can help shoppers find their desired footwear, whether it be lace-up Ziera boots, On running shoes with CloudTec technology, or Thierry Rabotin shoes, handmade without uncomfortable, rigid components. Alongside men's and women's footwear, the shop stocks an assortment of bags and accessories such as colorful iPhone cases from Triple C Designs that protect phone exteriors and conceal scratches from the last time you transformed into a werewolf.

Comfort One Shoes also seeks to better the world through creative philanthropic efforts, such as collecting 25,000 shoes for those without and offering their employees half their pay and time off to volunteer in the community. Perhaps such initiatives are part of the reason Comfort One Shoes earned the National Shoe Retailers Association’s Retailer of the Year Award in 2011.

11920 Grand Commons Ave
Fairfax,
VA
US

When Randy McCoy's father-in-law started his hydroseeding business in 1968, he likely didn't imagine the sprawling outdoors empire it is today. With help from his wife, Wanda, their children, and a team of staffers in colorful, logo-emblazoned shirts, McCoy keeps Garden World of Virginia's small stone house and sunny greenhouse brimming with more than a thousand plants, such as begonias, impatiens, and tropicals. Paths meander throughout the 2-acre facility, past garden accessories such as birdhouses, paver stones, and patio furniture, as well as artfully arranged vignettes that pair plants with their ideal pots. Garden World's expert landscapers also travel to unruly lawns, taming them with retaining walls, mulches, and topsoils to seat shrubs, trees, and wanderlust-stricken gnomes.

11343 Lee Hwy
Fairfax,
VA
US

An authorized AT&T retailer, AT&T Portables sets itself apart from the crowd with customer-service-oriented staffers who guide shoppers through the process of picking phones and accessories from an extensive inventory. Each employee is well versed in the bells and whistles of the latest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, and Nokia, helping shoppers translate tech specs into real-world pros and cons. Customers’ chosen phones are accompanied by a range of protective and stylish accessories, as well as cellular plans that provide an appropriate amount of minutes, text messages, and bandwidth for sending and receiving urgent cat videos.

11750 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax,
VA
US

Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.

12199 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr
Fairfax,
VA
US

Since 1972, The Mosaic Tile Company has been the distributor for all your ceramic tile and stone needs. As the largest independent distributor in the Mid-Atlantic Region, The Mosaic Tile Company offers ten Design Centers displaying some of the most diverse ceramic tile products from around the globe. mosaictileco.com

8400 Hilltop Rd
Fairfax,
VA
US