Year in Review: The 10 most-read style, shopping and beauty stories in 2019

This year around NoVA we saw new trends, shopped at new stores and got advice from the best in the industry on all things style. Here are the 10 stories our readers loved most.

In Northern Virginia, residents love to shop, play and eat, which is why we bring a range of topics in those categories to our readers every day. And, when it comes to shopping in the region, we cover everything from style trends to beauty advice. Here, find the top 10 fashion, beauty and shopping stories our readers loved most in 2019.

woman receiving spa treatment with mint leave on her eye
Photo courtesy of Tysons Corner Ritz-Carlton
10. “Best of NoVA 2019: Beauty”

A part of our Best of NoVA 2019 issue (voted on by readers), here’s where to primp, pamper and polish yourself with professional services to make you feel beautiful from the inside out.

undeniable boutique outside of the store
Undeniable Boutique takes shopping to the next level through a variety of styles and services. (Photo courtesy of Undeniable Boutique)
9: “Best of NoVA 2019: Shopping”

Also a part of our Best of NoVA 2019 issue (voted on by readers), here are the winners of the shopping-themed categories. From local boutique owners to the very best national brands, Northern Virginians have everything at their fingertips when it comes to dressing the part.

brick and mortar mercantile store interior
Brick and Mortar (Photo by Robert Merhaut)
8. “Brick and Mortar opens in downtown Leesburg with unique finds”

The couple behind several well-known stores in the region opens a new one in Leesburg, which seeks to bring you back to old-fashioned, brick-and-mortar shopping.

Downtown DC Holiday Market
Photo courtesy of Kevin Koski: DowntownDC BID
7. “5 local holiday markets coming to NoVA this season”

In our November issue, we gave you a list of five of the best holiday markets coming to the region to get your gift list completed. Keep your eyes peeled next holiday season for even more holiday-market content.

lucketts store in leesburg
Photo courtesy of The Old Lucketts Store
6. “Annual Lucketts Spring Market to showcase more than 200 ‘vintage hip’ East Coast vendors”

The annual weekend event features all things vintage, farmhouse, industrial, garden and architecture. Come springtime in 2020 we will cover the annual event again.

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5. “Sierra Trading Post’s first location in Virginia lands in Sterling”

The first Sierra Trading Post in Virginia opened its doors at Potomac Run Plaza in spring of 2019. The brand is known for selling outdoor and fitness apparel, footwear and home decor.

Rendering courtesy of Monument Realty
4. “New retail shopping center currently being built in Loudoun County”

Riverside Square, located near Ashburn, will be home to retail tenants, restaurants, grocery stores and more.

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Reston Town Center (Photo by Greg Hess)
3. “6 brands are coming to Reston Town Center”

Reston Town Center continued to grow with new retail, fitness and dining brands opening their doors in 2019.

woman at spa getting a facial done with her hair in a towel
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2. “Treat yourself to the 31 best spas in Northern Virginia”

Here is our annual list of the reader-nominated Best Spas for 2019, as well as anti-aging tips.

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1. “Here are the best plastic surgeons in Northern Virginia”

Our annual, peer-reviewed list of Northern Virginia’s top plastic surgeons.

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