Tysons, VA

After Forbes listed Tysons Corner as an upcoming travel destination, Tysons Reporter decided to follow up to learn more about the area’s potential as a staycation retreat.

Tysons Reporter wants to know how you’d spend some extra money around the area. What are your priorities when it comes to a vacation or staycation?

Let us know and then comment your favorite places to eat, shop, stay and play below or on social media.

Photo via Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner

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Several newcomers have arrived recently in Tysons Corner Center, while a few spots are now vacant.

Here’s an update on the latest store changes at the mall:

Now Open

Beeboy, a plush toy company, is now open in the former spot of candy store Sugarfina on the first level by Macy’s.

Alexandria-based Tradition de France debuted on the first level of the mall by Lord & Taylor and is the second location for the family-owned business.

Now Closed

Colombian Jeans Store has closed on the second level next to Blessed, according to the spokesperson. A new tenant is expected to be expected in a few weeks, the spokesperson said.

Dabke Lebanese Cuisine is no longer on the third level of the mall.

Coming Soon

B8TA, a retail-as-a-service company, is coming to the first level of the mall near Bloomingdales.

Rent the Runway will have a pop-up show starting on Thursday (Jan. 16) inside of the mall near parking Terrace E.

Permits indicate that Cotton On, an Australian retailer, is coming to the mall. No word yet on the exact location or expected opening date.

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A kids’ clothing store in D.C. is expanding to Tysons.

Signs say that Little Birdies Boutique is coming to a spot next to Saks Fifth Avenue on the third floor of Tysons Galleria.

The store first opened in Georgetown in 2014, according to the store’s website. Little Birdies Boutique announced the expansion to Tysons on Instagram last week.

The store “takes a southern approach to childrenswear offering nostalgic traditional clothing mixed in with fun playful styles,” the website says.

Shoppers can expect the new Tysons location to open sometime in March, according to the store’s Instagram.

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Want to shop sustainably this year? The Tysons area has several consignment stores to check out.

Near Mosaic District, shoppers can find a wide selection of second-hand clothing for men, women and kids, household items, books and more at Unique.

The thrift store is located at a warehouse at 2956 Gallows Road. The store is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. every day except on Sundays, when it is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to Google.

Tysons Reporter spotted several skirts and books for under $5 during a recent visit.

Here’s where to find other thrift stores in the Tysons area:

Vienna:

  • Oxanna Boutique (448 Maple Avenue E.): open until 6 p.m. on weekdays and closed on weekends
  • Pennywise Thrift Store (214 Dominion Road NE): open until 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and until 5 p.m. on Saturdays
  • Just Like New (145 Church Street NW, Suite 200): open until 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays.
  • Consignment Boutique (141 Church Street NW): contact about appointments
  • Wardrobe Rescue (134 Church Street NW): open until 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Tuesday Morning (136 Maple Avenue W.): open until 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and until 6 p.m. on Sundays
  • Vienna Jewelry (131 Maple Avenue W.): open until 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays

Merrifield and Falls Church area:

  • The Back Dorr (2711 Dorr Avenue): closed Monday-Tuesday, open until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays
  • Clock Tower Thrift Shop (2860 Annandale Road): open until 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sundays
  • New To You, Inc. (108 W. Broad Street): open until 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and closed Sunday-Tuesday

McLean:

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Rent the Runway is coming to Tysons Corner Center later this month for a pop-up show.

From Jan. 16 to 26, shoppers can sample items and purchase designer goods such as handbags, clothes and accessories for up to 90% off.

At the shop, there will be items from designers like ML Monique Lhuillier, Diane von Furstenberg, Badgley Mischka, Opening Ceremony, VEDA, Derek Lam 10 Crosby and more, according to the event’s Facebook page.

The hours of operation will be Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The pop-up will be located inside of the mall near parking Terrace E.

Anyone who RSVPs on the event’s Facebook page will receive an extra 15% off their purchase.

This event is free and open to the public.

Photo via Rent the Runway/Facebook

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Lord and Taylor is leaving Tysons Corner Center this month with a storewide sale.

Since the fall, everything in the store has been on sale with a 20-40% discount. Shoppers can clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and kids.

The store is still open as of today (Jan. 6), and an employee said that the store plans to close sometime in mid-January.

Let Tysons Reporter know if you have shopped at — or plan to visit — the store before it closes.

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Lamar Jackson, a quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, was spotted doing some shopping ahead of the holidays at Tysons Corner Center.

Jackson went to the mall on Monday (Dec. 23), CBS reported.

He gifted his teammates with Rolex watches for Christmas, CNN reported, although it’s unclear if he bought those at Tysons or somewhere else.

Several people tweeted about spotting Jackson at the mall.

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Cotton On, an Australian retailer, is looking to come to Tysons Corner Center.

Known for its clothing and stationery brands, Cotton On has a global presence with thousands of stores.

In 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported that the retailer has more than 1,400 stores in 18 countries and just over 100 store in the U.S.

Permits with Fairfax County for a “new tenant layout” at 7872 Tysons Corner Center popped up this week.

Can’t wait for the Tysons location to open? The closest store is at Fair Oaks Mall.

Image via Cotton On/Facebook

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For people who haven’t purchased holiday gifts for friends, family or loved ones yet, they’ve still got a chance with several holiday markets and malls around the Tysons area.

The Vienna Arts Society’s Holiday Pop-up Art Market (101 NW Church Street) will stay open until this Sunday (Dec. 22). The collection offers shoppers items from hundreds of artists, according to the website, including jewelry, multimedia art, clothing, accessories and more.

The final hours of operation for the market are Thursday from noon until 8 p.m., Friday from noon until 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.

Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria both have extended hours of operation during the coming days but both locations will be closed on Christmas (Dec. 25).

For those who cannot get enough of handmade and local items, The Creative Collective POPUP  in Tysons Corner Center, adjacent to BrandBox on level one, carries items from roughly 20 artisans, authors and designers. Examples of gifts found in the shops are handcrafted leather accessories, bathrobes, jewelry and storybooks.

The pop-up will remain open until Christmas Eve during mall hours. Visitors even have the chance to speak with the artists themselves.

For those willing to go out of their way, another holiday market in Fairfax will be open from De. 20-22 at Old Town Square (10415 North Street) from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The events will feature live music, food, drinks and craft vendors from around NoVA.

Photo via Vienna Arts Society/Facebook

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Neiman Marcus Last Call’s days are numbered at the Mosaic District.

The clearance outlet for the Neiman Marcus chain plans to close its spot at 2905 District Avenue, Suite 100 by Jan. 20, store employees said.

“Entire Store on Sale!” and “Save 50%-75% Entire Store!” signs popped up last Thursday (Dec. 13), an employee said.

Inside the spacious store, shoppers can find designer dresses, handbags, shoes, holiday gift sets, athletic clothes, men’s and women’s clothes and more. The store appeared well-stocked when Tysons Reporter stopped by earlier today (Tuesday). This reporter found a lace blouse from Laundry By Shelli Segal — normally $79 — for $34.50 and $4 bath bombs.

The 50%-75% discounts apply to the lowest price listed on the tags, an employee said.

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