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Find the perfect vacation purchase at one of Arlington’s many name-brand stores, specialty shops and neighborhood boutiques.
With major indoor and outdoor shopping venues, charming European-style promenades, and hundreds of specialty shops and boutiques, you'll score the perfect vacation purchase or souvenir in Arlington.
Stroll through our neighborhoods to discover more eclectic, locally-owned shops with everything from chic clothing and kids’ toys to artisan chocolates and fair-trade goods. You can also find artisan crafts and other finds at our farmers markets.
The following neighborhoods are the top spots for shopping in Arlington, but you’ll find stores and boutiques throughout the county.
Trendy Ballston Quarter combines shopping and entertainment in the heart of the Ballston neighborhood. With indoor and outdoor spaces, it offers a varied shopping experience. Find major retailers like Macy's alongside local boutiques like Gossip, with unique clothing, jewelry and accessories all for less than $100.
Shoppers head to The Crossing Clarendon, an outdoor shopping center with an array of name-brand retailers and local boutiques. For home furnishings, try Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, The Container Store and Williams Sonoma. Pick up great apparel and accessories at Ann Taylor, Jos. A. Bank, lululemon, Orvis and free-spirited fashions at South Moon Under. Go for books at Barnes & Noble and electronics at Apple and T-Mobile. Find skincare and beauty products at Bluemercury, Origins and Sephora.
Clarendon also has a number of beloved independent boutiques, including Kinder Haus Toys, where you can find high-quality, unique toys, gifts and games. Artisan Confections is a small-batch chocolatier with bonbons that are as gorgeous as they are delicious.
For boutiques and al fresco restaurants, locals know to head to the Village at Shirlington. Stroll wide-brick sidewalks and tree-lined streets as you peruse local shops like One, Two Kangaroo Toys! for kids games and gifts, Le Village Marché for Parisian-inspired vintage home decor and chic accessories, Busboys and Poets for eclectic books, The Cookery for artisan foods and curated kitchenware, and the Cheesetique gourmet shop for hard-to-find cheeses.
Pentagon City has the largest concentration of major retailers in Arlington. Head to Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for an all-star lineup of the nation's top stores like Nordstrom, Macy's, Apple, Coach, Michael Kors, and Tourneau. You will also find dozens of smaller retailers and an array of dining options. Nearby, Pentagon Row blends shopping and dining with retailers like Loft and Bed Bath & Beyond and independent restaurants featuring the cuisine of the world, including Namaste Everest and Lebanese Taverna. Pentagon Centre features Costco, Nordstrom Rack, Best Buy, and other shops.