Best Boutiques


Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

Tartan Titan

Try sleek pieces in color palettes ranging from bold to neutral to fit any style.


Courtesy of Need Supply (sandals); Courtesy of Jcrew (top, shorts); Courtesy of Matches Fashion (bag); Courtesy of Bloomingdale's (sunglasses)

Angela’s Fashion Picks for August

Our fashion and beauty writer shares her monthly wishlist.


Cindy and Tricia Wagner of Salon 46; photo courtesy of Whitney Stringer PR

Ask an Expert: Cindy and Tricia Wagner of Salon 46

The owners of Old Town’s Salon 46, Cindy and Tricia Wagner, help you break out of your hair care rut with tons of style and product ideas.


Courtesy of Zophia

Trend Report: The Custom Craze

We got the scoop from three local designers and new brands in the area that specialize in made-to-measure garments to find out why it is important to make custom-fit more accessible.


Photo courtesy of Ramona Kaulitzki/

Buyer’s Resource

Holiday gift giving, shopping and donating this season.


Dark Romance

The cool winds have ushered out the ease of summer style and replaced it with dramatic glamour in rich hues. Flowing pieces in soft velvet and sweeping lace contrasted with structured ruffles and bold brocade are reminiscent of neo-Victorian romance with a modern edge. Accented with thick gold cuffs, layered chains and statement heels, the resulting look is a powerful statement for fall. The Carlyle House Historic Park in Old Town Alexandria is ripe with intrigue and the enchanting garden was a perfect fit for our fashion fantasy.


photo courtesy of

Thanksgiving travel style by transportation type

Chic-yet-practical looks for any stylish woman jet-setting away for the holidays.

Abiko clutch in Gravel, $85. Photo courtesy of Matt and Nat.

Two vegan brands to keep you cozy and stylish through winter

If you feel like branching out from wool and leather this season, these brands offer a fresh take on vegan fashion.

Photo courtesy of Gucci.

Sales and News: The cusp of the holiday season

Sales and news for the week of Nov. 16, 2015.

Photo Africa Studio/

What face oils are right for your skin type?

“Why would I want to put oils on my face?” With the ever-growing popularity of face oils, it’s easy to wonder if this beauty trend is for you.

Alexander Wang Gabi Boots, $650,;
Chloe Drew Suede Ankle Boots, $960,

Where to buy elegant, modern boots this season. Accessory Advisory: The New Navy

Trade in your standard black shoes this season for elegant navy suede boots. Elegant, wearable boots for this season.


26 Summer Trends from A to Z

We put together a guide to the top 26 trends and where to buy them to make your summer shopping list as easy as reciting your A,B,Cs.

Escape into Luxury

Autumn embraces a shift from the minimalism of seasons past towards a period of ladylike hyper-elegance. Subtle print-mixing, embellished sweaters, layers of metallic and fringed feathers take ordinary outfits to another level.

Summer Staples

The Eight Items Every Wardrobe Needs. Wherever the day takes you, we’ve got you covered.


Shop Talk: Ladyburg

Ladyburg’s new Old Town location offers affordable, handcrafted bath and body products.

Shop Talk: Shop Doku

Shop Doku highlights emerging designers from across the globe.