I am a summer girl through and through, but I have to admit, I do get excited about fall because the changing of the seasons is a great excuse to fuel my shopping addictions. While I default to the fast-fashion shops around Metro Center when I need a quick retail therapy fix, nothing beats a full mall shopping experience. Sure, the crowds can be overwhelming, but having a plethora of shops, brands, and food all in the same space is actually quite the treat.
You’ve heard me talk about how I grew up going to the Pentagon City Mall, now dubbed the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, and I truly mean it when I say that it’s a serious gem that Washingtonians need to take advantage of. Even though the Fashion Centre is across state lines, once you hop on the yellow or blue line it’s an insanely easy Metro ride — and parts of it are even above ground! (Looking at you coworkers who are scared of the underground.) I left my office on Pennsylvania Ave last night at 5:50 pm and was walking into Matchbox for the Fall Ready event at the mall by 6:12 pm — even with a 6-minute Metro wait.
If you’re like me and you’re looking for an excuse to shop, or even want to switch up your beauty routine, Saturday, September 22 is your day. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is hosting their Fall Ready Event from 1 – 5 pm and it’s full of amazing perks! Stop by the mall for complementary makeovers, fall fashion previews, and more. The best part is that any shoppers who spend $150 or more at any store in the mall will receive a complimentary tote filled with giveaways! Just swing by Guest Services next to Sephora to claim it. Read on for a sneak peek of some fall highlights from some of the Centre’s top retailers.
The Body Shop | Did you know that The Body Shop was the first beauty shop to stand against product testing on animals? They’ve been around for eons but they were truly a leader in sustainable beauty! Gerald’s been struggling with a bit of skin inflammation and my cal Elisabeth of District of Chic recommended The Body Shop’s shaving cream for mens’ sensitive skin. I can’t wait to pick a can up for him on my next trip to the mall.
Kate Spade | Is there anything this brand can’t make fashionable? Their new fall line features a super sassy line of handbags and accessories with foxes and couldn’t be cuter.
L’OCCITANE| I actually didn’t know that L’OCCITANE products are organic! I’m on a bit of a natural skincare kick and I was so excited to learn that they use organic ingredients. The beauty shop recently launched a new Reboost product that’s meant to revitalize your skin after traveling and I’m so excited to try it out. Stay tuned for a review on stories!
TUMI| First let me start by saying, the store manager at TUMI is such a doll. She’s so passionate about the products TUMI creates that I was sold the second she told us that the brand is creating five new collections made just for women. The new collections are seriously chic, and I’m hoping I can somehow wrangle their suitcase and weekender bag into my wedding registry…