Our new shopping series will bring you into the dressing room with our fashion team to show you what to buy now and what to expect when you get there.
After spending countless hours running through malls and town centers trying to find the perfect present or New Year’s Eve outfit, we completely understand if you never want to set foot in one ever again—or at least until next month. The best way to beat fashion fatigue is to shake up your normal routine and try something new. Amidst the various fast food chains and restaurants, Centreville Square might just have the cure for your sartorial slumber.
This trendy boutique just opened a little over two weeks ago, and it’s worth checking out before it becomes a go-to destination for the style-savvy set. If you are in need of winter layers, this is definitely the place to pick up pieces like long hooded cardigans, feathered sweaters and a reversible fur vest. The owners travel to Korea every two months to restock the store, which guarantees variety (and also may induce a bit of shopping FOMO).
It may sound silly, but one major perk of this store is the dressing room with wraparound curtains that touch the floor. No need to worry about the awkward curtain gap, which will help you to focus on the most important thing when shopping—mirror selfies. Stop in this week to take advantage of their 30 percent off grand opening sale, and check back in late February for a huge blowout sale. Prices range around $150 for sweaters and a little under $400 for fur pieces.
Although this store has been open for five years, with a second location in Annandale, it’s quite hard to get bored in this treasure trove of unique finds from Korea. There is something for any age range and style sense, with sleek cropped pants for the working professional, fur and tweed vests for the trendy fashion lover and printed tunics for the woman who prefers to dress with ease. More conservative customers may be intimidated at first by the multi-layered mannequins and the plethora of coats hanging from the walls, but if you take your time to search through piece by piece, you will be able to find a one-of-a-kind item that will fit well into your existing wardrobe.Our own dining editor even scored a duster cardigan with a hand-stitched portrait on the back.
Because of the unique nature and origin of the items, the price range in this boutique can run anywhere from $40 for leggings to $450 for a handmade coat. For those on a post-holiday budget, take advantage of the major 50 percent off everything sale through the end of this month.