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  • Diva Designer Consigment
    Diva Boutique thrills savvy fashion hunters with gently used designer apparel, earning the store the title of Best Consignment Shop of 2009 from the Washingtonian. A dachshund mannequin stares benevolently from the 1880s townhome's front window, ushering shoppers inside for an obligatory ear scratch and exploration of the boutique's ever-changing selection. Rack upon well-organized rack of clothes by designers such as Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg, Prada, and Chanel greet visitors alongside accessories and a line of new jewelry designed to compliment the sophisticated stock. Those hoping to consign their own gently used duds can schedule an appointment for staffers to examine the items' condition, determine their sell prices (generally 1/3 to 1/2 of the original price), and assess their intellect with a brief written exam. When owner Cindy McCartney isn't pampering her beloved pet dachshund—after whom she named her boutique—she strives to make a difference in the world. Recognized for her social activism by Northern Virginia Magazine, Cindy believes in tapping into her inherent "visibility as a retailer to support community causes" such as the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement and the Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure.
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    116 S Pitt St
    Alexandria, VA US
  • AT&T Portables
    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.
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    5801 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Cigar Palace
    Fragrant smoke wafts through the air of the Alhaery family's Cigar Palace, a haven for DC-area tobacco aficionados for more than 15 years. More than 90 brands rest inside humidors, with customers choosing from renowned brands such as H. Upmann, Partagas, and CAO, as well as cigarillos, accessories, and gift sets. Once purchased, cigars can be enjoyed at home or in Cigar Palace's cozy lounge, furnished with leather seats, a poker table, and a flat-screen television.
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    4815 Eisenhower Avenue
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Wireless Outlet
    As an AT&T authorized retailer, Wireless Outlet of course can equip customers with smartphones packed with apps and features. But the shop is also big on accessories: car chargers and ear buds make devices easier to use, and cases keep gadgets off of E!'s list of 500,000 Worst-Dressed Phones.
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    6531-C Little River Turnpike
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Sportrock Climbing Centers
    Since the dawn of time, Americans have battled one constant enemy: rocks. The mineral-aggregates come in three equally deadly varieties: igneous, metamorphic, and Dragonsbane.
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    5308 Eisenhower Ave
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Holly Woods and Vines
    Holly, Woods and Vines bedecks its year-round garden center with a blossoming bevy of annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, and berries. Gild rooftop gardens with a scented selection of herbs and vegetables ($2.99/pot) or peruse HWV's assortment of colorful pottery, from 6-inch ceramics to human-sized terra-cotta grub salesmen. Co-owners John and Vanessa also furnish their grounds with a floral flotilla of mandevilla vines ($17.99–$59.99), tropical hibiscus ($7.99–$59.99), and a diverse selection of Japanese maples ($79.99+). HWV's well-educated staff can offer shoppers a treasure trove of gardening knowledge, including advice on proper planting procedures, soil amendment tips, and bird and bee couples counseling.
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    8453 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, VA US

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