Econo Lodge Metro
6800 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22213
Phone: (703) 538-5300
Fax: (703) 538-2110
To experience a touch of Asia, head to Eden Center. The center is home to over a hundred speciality Asian shops and restaurants, and an important part of the Vietnamese-American heritage of the region. The center pays homage to the culture and heritage of Vietnam, and the architecture evokes a sense of being in Saigaon, specially when standing at the Clock Tower. You can sample delicious Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, or pick up beautifully made handicrafts as you stroll around the center. A cultural hub, the Tet and Moon festivals are also held at Eden Center. Stop by for a taste of Asian flavor in the heart of Virginia.
A locally owned boutique, Stylish Patina offers visitors and residents of Falls Church a place to check out some unique home decor and furnishings, besides also carrying a nice selection of gift items and curios. Tailored to the modern customer who appreciates vintage aesthetics, the collection is beautifully planned to cater to their tastes, and offers new vintage-inspired items. For DIY enthusiasts, you'll find supplies like chalk paint and milk paint in-store.
Finder's Keepers is as charming and quirky as its name suggests. It preserves the nostalgia of the yesteryear with vintage dresses, jewelry, statues and pottery. Meandering through its displays, shoppers chance upon Oriental dressers, white cherubs, elegant chinaware, cocktail tables and coffee tables. Amid the furniture, sharp eyes can spot old Gucci sunglasses, silver peacock pins with blue highlights, necklaces with large mint beads, tiny charms and rose bracelets. Maxi dresses with traditional Asian prints are displayed alongside Armani suits and Kate Spade sandals. It also sells modern, second-hand apparel of brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Fossil, Seven for All Mankind, Stella McCartney and Michael Kors. This store is sure to delight both young girls and women as they embark on a treasure hunt of forgotten fashions.
Quaint, quirky and meticulously well organized, Hole in the Wall is a local bookstore with an eclectic collection of books of all genres. Whether you're looking to find a special edition comic or a literary classic, browsing through their well-curated collection is a pleasure for any book lover. Don't hesitate to ask if you're looking for something particular, the staff is more than willing to help.
The Seven Corners Center is home to several major national and international retailers and discount chains, making it a convenient place to shop no what matter your budget. Restaurants, shops, boutiques and services make it a good place to visit for some retail therapy or chores. You'll find Payless Shoe Source, the UPS Center, Ross Dress For Less and Barnes & Noble stores within the center.
The Clock Tower Thrift shop is operated by the NVFS. With an eclectic collection of items, you'll find everything from apparel to accessories, gift items, toys, jewelry, home decor and more. The proceeds from these stores go towards helping veterans with a variety of necessary programs like counseling and job training.
Rosalin's Bridal Boutique carries a nice collection of bridal wear and offers custom tailoring and restyling to make sure you look your absolute best on your special day. The boutique features dresses by well-known designers and brands including Allure Bridals and Maggie Sottero. Browse their selection of beautiful accessories to complete the outfit.
Ballston Common Mall is one of the oldest malls in the region and was inaugurated under a different name in 1951. It houses brands such as Bath and Body Works, Cintya's Boutique, Seemi Bags and Gifts, Lux Costume Jewelry and Victoria's Secret, and electronic stores like T-Mobile Store and Verizon Wireless. After an engaging round of shopping, visitors can dine at restaurants like Shiki Sushi Korean Japanese Fusion, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, I Love Thai and the classic McDonald's. One can also catch up with the latest movies at the cinema and participate in regular community events; check their website for the detailed schedule.
One of the most popular book retailer chains in the United States, Books-A-Million boasts of more than 200 outlets in over 19 states. Their McLean outlets is also quite popular, given the plethora of books that pertain to diverse genres and themes it offers. Apart from books, magazines and various other ephemera, it features popular music and movies CDs, DVDs and much more. No matter how old or young you are, you will always find something exciting to read here.
Young, trendy and feminine; Francesca's offers a selection of casual wear, formals and accessories for a younger crowd. With vibrant, colorful flowing fabrics and bright funky accessories it's easy to dress your outfit up or down for any occasion. You'll find dresses, bags, cardigans, shoes, accessories, gifting options and much more at this little boutique. Affordable pricing, chic styles, friendly service and weekly deals all combine to give you a lovely shopping experience. For current collections, bargains and more do look up the website.
With a lovely selection of antiques and consignment goods, the Treasure Shop is a thrift store with a purpose. Run by volunteers from the Vinson Hall foundation and the community, the money earned goes towards the Residents' Assistance Fund. With an ecclectic mix of antiqes, jewellery, home decor, glassware and more it's a great place to browse through while looking for bargain steals or the occasionally truly unique find. The store attracts a diverse crowd from serious collectors to tourists and locals hunting for bargain finds. The cheeful volunteer staff will be happy to help you out if you're looking for something in particular. For more information, give them a call.
Looking for a unique kitchen tool for yourself or for someone as a gift? Everything from apple corers to lemon zesters can be found at Marketplace. The walls are covered from floor to ceiling with small gadgets and shelves are packed with dishes, appliances, cookware and bakeware. A specialty here is cookie cutters—from the ordinary holiday shapes to animals on the endangered list. Additional festive trinkets include a variety of tea infusers in shapes of houses, turtles, seahorses and teddy bears.