The following neighborhoods are the top spots for shopping in Arlington, but you will find shops and boutiques throughout the county.
The newly opened Ballston Quarter combines shopping and entertainment in the heart of the Ballston neighborhood. Find major retailers like Macy's alongside local boutiques like Gossip, with unique clothing, jewelry, and accessories all under $100. Get fitted for athletic shoes and accessories at Potomac River Running, score the latest fashions from established and up-and-coming designers at Scout & Molly's, and stock up on fashion jewelry, clothing, and cute gifts at Francesca's.
Shoppers head to The Crossing Clarendon for home furnishings at Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, and The Container Store and will find other great brands like Apple, Sephora, and Ann Taylor. Clarendon also has a number of beloved independent boutiques, including Kinder Haus Toys, where you can find all kinds of unique toys, gifts, and games. There's NOVA-based lou lou for women's fashion and accessories, and Artisan Confections is an Arlington-based small-batch chocolatier with bonbons that are as gorgeous as they are delicious.
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.
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, and The Cookery for artisan foods and curated kitchenware and tools.
Stroll through our neighborhoods to discover more adorable, 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.
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