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Spread holiday cheer to children in need Dec. 1-14, by dropping off new toys or gift cards at special locations throughout the Mosaic District for the Fairfax County Firefighters holiday rescuer’s toy drive.

Play along with Rudolf and friends as Tysons Galleria offers over $25,000 in prizes with their interactive sweepstakes ‘Reindeer Games.’ Customers can visit the company website, Facebook page and mobile site for a chance to win a prize each day until Christmas.

Purchase one-of-a-kind handmade artwork and ornaments at the The 18th Annual Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market every weekend before Christmas this month.

Get exactly what you want this holiday when your favorite guy visits Men’s Night on Dec. 17 at The Shoe Hive. He will enjoy beer, brats and bourbon while shopping your pre-filled holiday list!

Don’t miss the Holiday Trunk Show Series at Periwinkle in Potomac Greens each Thursday this month before Christmas. Grab presents from well known designers like Ruth Barzel and many more.

It is never too early to snag the perfect suit, especially with upcoming getaways on the horizon. Shop the latest wet wear for men and women at Instyle Swimwear. NoVA Mag readers will receive 10 percent off with the promo code NVM10 this month.

(December 2013)

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Local Alexandria Boutiques will open early on Nov. 29 offering once-a-year, door buster deals. Last year over 50 local boutiques participated. Participating stores will open at 6 a.m. offering initial discounts of up to 30-percent off. At 8 a.m., the discounts drop to 20-percent off and 10-percent off starting at 10 a.m. Bonus: The city has waived all parking fees in city-owned garages and at parking meters. Shoppers can preview what will be on sale at local stores on Black Friday. Participating stores include: The Shoe Hive, La Cuisine, The Christmas Attic, Zoe Boutique, The Sugar Cube, Current Boutique, Red Barn Merchantile, Bishop Boutique and Fibre Space. More stores will be announced at a later date.

Stylish Patina has a 30-percent off sale on all red line items specifically tableware while supplies last. And stop in their warehouse—138 W. Jefferson St., Falls Church Nov. 15-17 for their fall harvest-themed Rough Luxe Marketplace.

Nordstrom recently launched “Pop-In @ Nordstrom,” an ongoing series of themed pop-up shops in eight Nordstrom stores, including Tysons Corner, and at The first Pop-In concept, titled “French Fling,” features a selection of hand-picked French-inspired goods and exclusive items from French and American designers: Repetto, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Kenzo, Saint James, Maje, Venessa Arizaga, Olympia Le-Tan and more. It also marks the first time products from Paris-based store Merci will be available stateside, giving shoppers the chance to pick up the brand’s chic home goods and novelty items.

Starting Nov. 15, South Moon Under is demonstrating its love for their Free People collection with an in-store pop-up shop, offering exclusive pricing on the brand, lower than you will find anywhere else.

(November 2013)

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Calling all style-conscious women who are 17, forever “39,” or even nearing 70, find classic pieces for your closet at Monkee’s of Fredericksburg. Mention NoVA Mag through October and get a 15-percent discount on one item.

With the mention of NoVA Mag, customers of Queen Bee Designs will receive a free pair of $25 earrings.  Go to select locations where Queen Bee Designs sells its collection or call the studio directly at 703-329-6768.

Speaking of all that buzz, readers who mention NoVA Mag at checkout can receive 20 percent off their entire purchase at Gossip on 23rd through October.

Receive a 20-percent discount off your entire purchase at the Old Town Alexandria gem, An American in Paris, when you mention NoVA Mag in the month of October.

Periwinkle in Potomac Greens celebrated its eighth birthday last month and invites NoVA Mag readers to shop their fall collection and enjoy a 20-percent discount on full-priced merchandise.

Petite-friendly bras can be difficult to find even in specialty lingerie boutiques, but one company has delivered and makes the selection easy, with styles designed with the petite-figured lady in mind. The Little Bra Company will provide NoVA Mag readers a 10-percent discount online with code NVAM10 at check-out in October.

 Get your hair done at Maude Hair Salon and get 10 percent off any hair care product when you mention NoVA Mag throughout the month.


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Eclips Salon Day Spa [6643 Old Dominion Drive, McLean; 703-821-0022 and 42395 Ryan Road, Ashburn; 703-327-9408] is offering readers numerous deals this September. For first time visits concerning hair, Eclips is offering $20 off haircuts over $50, $20 off for color or highlights, $50 off full hair extensions, and $25 off hair straightening and relaxing. Contact salons for addition info about spa discounts.

At D.C.-based knitwear gem DeNada Designs during September, save 20 percent off your entire online purchase by using the code NOVA20 at checkout.

Maude Hair Salon [775 Station St.; Herndon; 703-464-5880] is offering readers who mention this promotion during the month of September 15 percent off a single service that is $50 or more.

Mention NoVA Mag in Monkee’s of Fredericksburg and receive 15 percent off of one item in the month of September.

Enjoy 20 percent off any purchase over $100 on UpCircle Studio’s new fall line with online promo code NoVAMAG20 through September.

Sticky note aficionados who love to organize, Knock Knock offers 15 percent off to exclusive NoVA Mag readers with online promo code NOVAMAG15 at checkout through September.

Looking for a unique set of jewelry? Rachelle Celine Jewelry is the place to shop. Mention NoVA Mag when ordering by phone, 301-943-7459, for a 20 percent discount.

Mention promo code NoVAMagReader at Undeniable Boutique [11891 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax; 703- 327-4417] in Fairfax Corner and get 15 percent off your purchase of any full priced item during the month of September. Limit one coupon per person/transaction. May not be combined with other in store promotions or sales.

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Tax-Free Weekend is not just for those headed back to school. Old Town Alexandria has many boutiques dishing out tax-free merchandise August 2-4, and that are also having deep discounts during the Fourth Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale on August 10. Rock your new favorite contemporary clothing and accessories tax-free at Zoubeck. Step into your new favorite shoes, tax-free price at The Shoe Hive, and snag deals on summer shoes and a selection of handbags marked 50-75 percent off during the Sidewalk Sale.

Take a trip to Fairfax Corner, stopping by South Moon Under for tax-free weekend and enjoy the end of their Summer Sale mark downs on in-season apparel and accessories. Be sure to keep an eye out for the additional 25 percent off sale merchandise. Also stop in Belle Mode where the entire store will be tax free with an additional 15 percent off the entire purchase. August 30-Sepember 1 is the store’s Labor Day Lingerie sale—a sidewalk sale style with merchandise on sale at 20-75 percent off.

Head over to horse country and browse the sidewalks for Middleburg’s 7th annual sidewalk sale. The sale, sponsored by the Middleburg branch of Union First Market Bank, will be held on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday as posted by shops. A raffle will also be held. Keep an eye out for balloons outside participating shops and restaurants.

Join Gossip on 23rd for tax-free weekend and receive a free surprise accessory with all purchases of $100 or more. Merchandise will be discounted 10-50 percent off and anyone that makes a purchase of any amount will be entered to win a gift bag worth $100 of goodies from Gossip.
[566 23rd St., Arlington; 703-920-1498;]

Prep your closet for fall with fashion-forward styles from Undeniable Boutique in Fairfax Corner. Mention promo code NoVAMagReader and get 15 percent off your purchase of any full priced item during the month of August. Limit one coupon per person/transaction. May not be combined with other in store promotions or sales.
[11891 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax; 703- 327-4417;]

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Nordstrom’s legendary Anniversary Sale is back on July 19, when shoppers will be invited to shop the very latest fall trends at reduced prices for two weeks, both in store and online, before the season even starts.
[Nordstrom, Multiple NoVA locations;]

Looking for a new mom-friendly fitness program? Check out Mosaic District’s Stroller Strides program, which includes power walking and body toning exercises that will keep you in shape—no sitter necessary. Classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30am.
[2910 District Ave., Fairfax;

The first Thursday of every month join Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus at the Mosaic District from 6-8 p.m. to win prizes spanning from $5 off a purchase to a $100 gift card and grand prize giveaway. Thirty customers will have a chance to pop a balloon and discover their savings, as all shoppers enjoy light refreshments.
[2910 District Ave., Fairfax,

Dying to pick up a pair of to-die-for handcrafted gold wire gemstone earrings or a necklace, bracelet or ring from local designer Rachelle Celine? Celine is offering a special discount for NoVA Mag readers this month. Save $25 on a $75 purchase with the discount code RCNOVAMAG. []

Personalized pendants often make the best gifts, and summer is synonymous with celebrations. Peruse the personalized pretties at the Etsy shop Beazuness, based in Vancouver, Canada, and save 10 percent on your faves using the code NVM10 at checkout. []

Attention, Harley riders: Don’t miss out on a custom motorcycle show at the new EagleRider Harley-Davidson in Chantilly on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The new location is the only EagleRider rental store in the Mid-Atlantic.
[4074 Walney Road, Chantilly;]

(July 2013)

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The exceptional intimates store Belle Mode of Fairfax Corner now presents a swimsuit collection featuring cup sizes for women of all shapes and sizes. Get ready to hit the pool and beach this summer with the perfect fit and utmost confidence.
[11889 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax;]

Target is launching a new program, Target Beauty, this month. The program provides guests with an in-store concierge available to help with choosing and pairing cosmetics from brands including Sonia Kashuk, Jemma Kidd, Napoleon Perdis and Petra Strand. []

Vitalia Medspa wants to help NoVA banish bacne this summer with two quick and painless procedures (the back facial and back acne scar treatment), and say hello to seasonally stellar styles. Make your appointment anytime in the month of June, and receive 20 percent off either treatment when you mention NoVA Mag.
[7506 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church;]

The Lazylotus Store on Etsy, specializing in brightly colored, featherweight infinity scarves and playfully patterned button earrings, is offering our readers 10 percent off during June with the promo code NVTen.

Planning your dream wedding? June 9, head to Hospitality House and Conference Center Hotel in Fredericksburg, where from 1-4 p.m. they will hold the 11th Annual Greater Virginia Bridal Show. Featuring the area’s most well-known vendors displaying their unique products and services, you’re sure to get great ideas and save both time and money. Attendees receive gift bags plus copies of Virginia Bride and Virginia Wedding Locations magazines—and are eligible to win thousands in door prizes, including a luxe honeymoon escape.
[2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg;]

Join W Salon for their annual Rock the Look event on June 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., featuring fashions from Undeniable Boutique and D’Milikah Swimwear.
[6003B Burke Center Parkway, Burke;]

(June 2013)

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“Portfolio in Motion” Student Fashion Show

Themed as Cosmic Dreaming, come get your fashion fill at Marymount University’s annual “Portfolio in Motion” Student Fashion Show. The show will take place on May 2 at 8 p.m. in the Rose Bente Lee Center on the university’s Main Campus. Don’t miss Tadashi Shoji being honored as Designer of the Year as he’s inspired by all the talented artists of the future.

2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington;


Ann Taylor’s Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

This month make your way to Tysons Galleria for Ann Taylor’s Spring/Summer 2013 campaign, featuring a capsule collection co-designed by brand ambassador Kate Hudson.

2001 International Drive, McLean;


Bishop Boutique

Adore Bishop Boutique and its unique selection of runway-featured footwear and classic accessories? Mention NVM to save 15 percent on any one item this month. 

815-B King St., Alexandria;


FLOW Blow Dry & Beauty Bar

Rocking beautiful locks can go a long way this spring. Check out the new salon FLOW Blow Dry & Beauty Bar, where mentioning NVM will save you $5 on blow dry services in May.

11700 Plaza America Drive, Suite 130, Reston;


Misguided Angels “Model Makeover Day”

Misguided Angels is hosting a “Model Makeover Day” on May 11. Purchase your model package for half off now, and receive hair styling and a makeup application along with a photo session, featuring photos that will bring out the star in you. Select any outfit of your choosing for your close-up, and purchase it at a 25-percent discount. Even better, save an additional 15 percent when you mention NVM. Call or email the store to secure your spot today!

22855 Brambleton Plaza, Suite 105, Ashburn;


Ariella Faith

Fashion stylist Ariella Faith wants to make NoVA look fabulous this summer. During May our readers receive one free hour when scheduling a styling session with mentions of NVM.



(May 2013)

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An American in Paris

Mention seeing An American in Paris in our Buyer’s Resource section, save 20 percent at the shop in April.

11225 King St., Suite 1, Alexandria;


Birthday Savings at Zoe Boutique

You won’t want to miss birthday savings at Zoe Boutique. April 5-7, save 20 percent on everything in-store, plus enjoy refreshments, gift card giveaways and more. Can’t make it to the birthday bash? Mention this listing, and get 15 percent off throughout April!

130 S. Union St., Alexandria;


Pre-wedding Pampering Party *Updated 4/9/13

Bloomingdale’s Pre-Wedding Pampering Party will be held April 18 May 23 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. NOTE: The event was moved since we printed our April issue. Brides-to-be and guests, enjoy an evening of pampering as you discover everything needed for a dream wedding. RSVP  to Allison Starks at

Bloomingdale’s Tysons Corner Center;


Childhelp Fashion Show *Postponed to Fall

Join Bloomingdale’s for the Childhelp Fashion Show. Enjoy an afternoon of fashion, fun and philanthropy to benefit abused and neglected kids. 

Tysons Corner Center, 3rd floor;


3 Sisters

3 Sisters is offering 15 percent off their entire inventory in April, except TOMS, when customers mention NoVA Mag.

213 King St., Alexandria;


Spring Spa Week

Spring Spa Week returns April 15-April 21. Enjoy $50 services from dozens of top spas throughout the DMV.


Lou Lou Boutique

Lou Lou Boutique is offering Web savings in April. Use code NOVAMAG20 to save 20 percent on $30 spent or more, plus get free shipping with $50+ spent.

Multiple NoVA locations;


South Moon Under

South Moon Under is offering 10 percent off April purchases with NoVA mag mentions.

Multiple NoVA locations;


Periwinkle Boutique

Periwinkle Boutique is offering all readers 20 percent off during the month of April at any of the store’s locations when they mention seeing the store in NoVA mag. Also, receive 20 percent off at Periwinkle’s online shop when you use the promo code: NOVA.

1557 Potomac Greens Drive, Alexandria;



(April 2013)

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In honor of the store’s birthday, Bellacara will give readers 15 percent off any Jouer Cosmetics item in March at the original Alexandria location.

1000 King St., Alexandria; 703-299-9652;



The Nest Egg is having a spring cleaning rug sale for NVM readers. Save 15 percent on all rugs from Dash & Albert, Company C and Surya. Valid on in-stock and special-order rugs during the month of March.

11940 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax; 703-988-0944;



At Undeniable Boutique in March, buy one item and get 50 percent off a second item of equal or lesser value. Offer applies to regular-priced merchandise, cannot be combined with other offers/promotions and may only be redeemed once per household. 

11891 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax; 703-327-4417;



Nigerian London-based designer Duro Olowu’s capsule collection for J.C. Penney hits stores in March—finally!—with items inspired by his colorful Spring ’13 ready-to-wear collection, each costing just $10-$100.



At D.C.-based knitwear gem DeNada Designs during March, save 20 percent off your entire online purchase by using the code NOVA20 at checkout.



Current Boutique is helping readers stock up for spring. Mention NoVA mag, get 10 percent off items in stores.



Zoe Boutique is taking 20 percent off any purchases next month, April 5-7, during its anniversary sale, but mention NoVA Mag, and you’ll save 25 percent.

130 S. Union St., Alexandria; 571-970-6324;



(March 2013)

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