In prep for NYFW and FNO (Carlis will be covering from NYC and I will stay local in Old Town, Alexandria to support our first EVER FNO) we've been thinking a lot about all of our favorite shopping spots, as well as what we look forward to the most when we have our much needed shopping therapy dates. Carlis and I are big when it comes to "doing it right" (not that there is a wrong way to do some shopping lol) but we try to embrace our time together and make it into a whole day experience -- so a delicious lunch, a post shopping mani/pedi, or happy hour is usually involved in our shopping dates. So we figured to share with you some of our favorite hot spots around the DMV so you too can shop "a la SpicyCandyDC" :)
To kick things off, we usually start with a yummy coffee from one of our favorite coffee shops...below is a beautifully delicious cappuccino from Northside Social in Arlington but we also love lattes from Misha's in Old Town, Alexandria. It's impossible to do any kind of damage without a much needed "pick-me-upper" right?
If we're in Georgetown, we usually end our shopping days with champagne and dessert at Kafe Leopold, or dinner at Cafe Bonaparte. If the weather is not on our side, we tend to shop in Tyson's Corner (this is also the mall where we both held our very first real world jobs in retail!!) So when we found out that a Nordstrom Rack was opening up near by, you can imagine our excitement! The store is opening on Sep 13th across Tyson's Corner mall and the grand opening will host a number of fun giveaways that we just can't resist like the 20 golden hangers that will be hidden throughout the store and can be redeemed for $100 gift cards. Sign us up! :)
Here is one of my best finds at Nordstrom Rack, a stunning Redux Charles Chang-Lima dress I wore for a wedding in Toronto last November.
Hope to see you all at the grand opening!
Nordstrom Rack is the off-price division of Nordstrom, Inc. offering on-trend clearance merchandise from Nordstrom stores as well as items purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack. The store offers significant savings on great brands with most at 30-70% off. For more information visit www.nordstromrack.com.
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