The Old Dominion has been outfitting the fashion-minded for centuries. In the 1700s, colonial residents headed to Alexandria for powdered wigs and silks. These days both small boutiques and vast malls across the region stock trendy finds. Here's where to find them:
The buzz: Tailored clothing for men and women
11904 Market St., Reston, Va.
The buzz: Designs by Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg along with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
125 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria, Va.
The buzz: Country clothing plus accessories and custom leather designs
2 W. Federal St., Middleburg, Va.
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
The buzz: Enclave of 110 brand-name outlets like Coach, Juicy Couture and Tommy Hilfiger
241 Fort Evans Rd. NE, Leesburg, Va.
The buzz: Contemporary women’s clothing by Free People, Sanctuary
5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg, Va.
Potomac Mills Mall
The buzz: Off-price haven with 220-plus stores like Brooks Brothers, J. Crew and Nordstrom Rack
2700 Potomac Mills Cir., Woodbridge, Va.
Tysons Corner Center
The buzz: The region’s largest mall with Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor
1961 Chain Bridge Rd., Tysons Corner, Va.