The Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale is this Saturday 2/3 from 9am-4pm at the Alexandria Westin. The best boutiques in Alexandria will be there for the biggest shopping event of the season, to see a full list of all the shops in attendance click here. We’ll have the latest styles in sunglasses from all of your favorite designer brands, so come early and shop often.
There will be yoga and pilates classes in the morning by Mind The Mat, a braid and glitter bar, and a Valentine’s Day DIY by AR Workshop!
This sale draws a lot of folks, so we’ve compiled a list of tried and true tips to help you get the most out of the sale.
- Can I use my FSA or HSA to purchase sunglasses? YES! You absolutely can, and we can even provide a receipt for you.
- Are the sunglasses several seasons old? Nope! These are spring season sunglasses that were just released – you’re getting the newest styles from your favorite designer brands like Prada, Gucci, Kate Spade, Tom Ford, Face a Face, Jimmy Choo and more.
- What time does the sale start? 9am sharp! But we suggest lining up early so that you can get the good stuff. There is great inventory available all day long & the crowd is controlled at the door – so it’s never too many people & stays an enjoyable shopping experience.
- What other stores are participating? All of your favorite Alexandria boutiques – you can click here to get a full list.
- Where can we park? Parking is available at the Westin, in the The United States Patent and Trademark Office West garage at 550 Elizabeth Lane, Alexandria, Virginia
(Open at 24 hours/Rate $5)
Catch the FREE shuttle from King Street Metro.
Limited street parking available.
- Can I try on clothes and sunglasses? YES! If you plan to try on clothing, we suggest wearing leggings and a tight fitting top so you can just slip clothes on and off over them and not have to go full monty. You’ll absolutely be able to try on sunglasses and we’ll have mirrors available so you can see how fab you look.
Now, onto the good stuff. Below are a few of our favorite sunglasses we’ll have at the sale. Seriously we’ll have every. Single. Designer. Brand. You could ever dream of shopping.
Sneak peek time! The Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale is THIS Saturday 2/4 from 9-4 at the Westin Alexandria. We’re bringing some of our best inventory, seriously. No discontinued, we-couldn’t-sell-them sunglasses – we’re talking Spring 2017 styles from your favorite designers like Prada, Tom Ford, Face a Face, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade and more.
Here’s just a little look at what we’ll have for you to shop at the sale.
Make sure to check out our post with sale map and FAQs. Make sure to arrive at the sale early, we sold through our selection quickly last year! See you Saturday!
Making your Memorial Day plans? They probably include some outdoor fun like BBQs, hiking, camping, water sports or beach time. You should be wearing sun protection during all these activities. Extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays has been linked to eye damage, including cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae and pterygia and photokeratitis that can cause temporary vision loss. It can also cause premature aging around your eye area!
That’s where we come in. We have a huge selection of sunglasses for men, women, teens and kids too! Sunglasses for the whole family! Come by and snag a pair before this long holiday weekend, so the only thing you have to worry about is how much fun you’re having.
We have sunglasses from these great brands:
Face a Face
And many more!
In this week’s edition of Elizabeth’s Picks – she shares a favorite classic frame, Prada’s tortoise shell frame with a slight cat eye.
This Prada frame is one of Elizabeth’s favorites for many reasons. Mainly because you just cannot go wrong with a classic tortoise shell frame. It is elegant, versatile, you can dress it up or dress it down and it looks fantastic paired with professional attire or a casual weekend look.
Elizabeth also loves this frame because the shape is soft, pretty and feminine. The cat eye shape of this frame is flattering on many face shapes and skin tones. Making it a go-to for everyday use.
Come try on this fabulous frame – Elizabeth is an expert at fitting frames for your face and she can help you pick out a fab pair of sunglasses that will partner perfectly with your new tortoise-shell glasses.
We are very excited to share with you a new weekly blog post from our super talented and always stylish opticians – Elizabeth’s Picks & Granville’s Picks! Every Thursday we’ll be sharing Elizabeth & Granville’s favorite frames and sunglasses from our store. Elizabeth and Granville handpick every frame and sunglass that comes through our doors – its their mission to provide our customers with exactly what they want. So, stop by here every Thursday to find out what’s new, what’s hot and what Elizabeth and Granville are loving this week.
Elizabeth’s pick this week – a fabulous Prada sunglass. What does Elizabeth love them?
– A fun twist on the classic aviator
– Bright, light, spring color – in a pretty blue
– “Because they’re just ultra chic!”
See it in person, make an appointment.
We are nearing spring break! That time of year when we take a few days to travel, rest, clean the house – hopefully you are planning a fun trip out of town to celebrate this little break from work, school and daily routines.
While you are planning your spring break packing list – there is one crucial item you cannot forget – a fresh new pair of sunglasses.
The sun is hanging around a little longer this time of year, which means we need to all be wearing our sunglasses more often. UV protection is key to preventing vision damage and even premature signs of aging. Yes – wearing your sunglasses protects your delicate eye skin from uv damage and wrinkles.
Good thing we have a fabulous selection of sunglasses from brands like Ray-Ban, Bevel, Face a Face, Kate Spade and Prada. Pack any of these sunnies in your spring break luggage and you’ll look stylish while protecting your eyes.
Shop our selection this week or make an appointment to come in and see us, we’ll help you select the perfect pair, get it properly fitted and make sure your prescription is correct.
Frames Friday is back! And we have a seriously stylish frame to bring you today.
A Prada frame – with tortoise brown acetate, oh my!
Our staff member and optician Liz, a style maven, picked these frames – they are classic but oh-so-current and a go to pair for fun and work.
Without further ado, here they are:
Love them? Schedule an appointment here to try them on & get your annual eye exam.
It is crucial to wear your sunglasses all year long – but sometimes in the winter we may tend to forget. While digging out from recent snows or building a snowman with the kiddos – sunglasses should be as much of a staple as a hat and gloves.
The Vision Council recently took to Facebook to remind us that “UV radiation can still cause damage in the winter months. In fact, during fresh snow fall, individuals can experience “snow blindness” from UV radiation reflecting off the ground,”.
Our staff picked a few of their favorite sunglasses this season from their favorite brands to our bestsellers. Keep scrolling to see their picks!
1.) Prada jeweled black on black sunglasses.
These are high fashion frames fit for topping off any stylish gal’s look. The black on black look is chic but still versatile enough to use everyday.
2. Face a Face Pomme2
This twist on a classic round frame features a peep tone blue. Perfect for a subtle pop of color!
3. Tortoise Shell frames with navy, coral and white accents.
These sunglasses are a true classic featuring tortoise shell frames with lacquered accents on the sides in coral, navy and white. Easily transition these frames to spring and summer!
Love these sunnies? Stop in and pick up a pair. Need your prescription included? Or maybe it’s time to check your prescription? Schedule an appointment here.
Join us Saturday, November 29th from 9am-1pm for our sunglasses sale event! You won’t want to miss this one day only sale. Take $75 off ALL sunglasses! Including brands like Ray-Ban, Kate Spade, Prada, Carrera, Tory Burch & so many more!
Here is a little sneak peek of just some of the frames we have in stock for this sale.