Female visitors in particular will be delighted to hear that Centreville, in Fairfax County, Virginia has a great deal to offer when it comes to shopping opportunities including two major malls with a wide variety of different kinds of shops offering consumer goods of all kinds from clothes and shoes, accessories and jewelry, sporting goods to electronics, right through to handbags and unique gifts whether you want designer brands or are happy to browse around the lower end of the market. One of the area’s most desirable destinations when it comes to retail preferences has to be the Fair Oaks Mall which offers an eclectic mix of over 200 stores, restaurants and services with everything from Macy’s to Sears and JC Penney to Lord & Taylor. This mall is all enclosed so you can enjoy your retail therapy whatever the weather and it is open from 10am to 9.30pm Monday to Saturday and also opens every Sunday from11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is just a very short drive from Centreville and only 18 miles from Washington D.C and it can be found immediately off I-66 and Route 50 (also known as the Lee Jackson Memorial Highway) with free parking for around 8,000 vehicles. Additional services and amenities include Ticketmaster booking facility, DMV service desk, play areas for the children and an exclusive Privilege Card Program for frequent shoppers.
There are stores to suit all purposes as well as a few to distract the kids while mum gets on with her own shopping including Candy World with its exclusive selection of homemade confectionary which is situated on the upper level close to Sears or numerous toy shops including the unique Build-A-Bear Workshop that can also be found on the upper level near Macys II. As well as offering a wide range of custom made stuffed animals and accessories (including over 2oo outfits for your bear’s wardrobe), this store also has an unusual concept which combines traditional teddy bear making with modern technology to help you design your very own special friend from scratch complete with name, birth certificate and even related story book featuring you both. There are also several stores specializing in the entertainment sector with movies, video games and accessories including Game store, the world’s largest video game retailer, situated on the upper level too near Sears.
If you are shopping with a view to giving your home a bit of a makeover then there are also no shortage of home furnishings and interior décor outlets. As well as Macys, JC Penney and Sears there are also the likes of Williams-Sonoma-on the lower level close to Fountain Court -who specialize in gourmet kitchen products such as cooking and bake ware items alongside related utensils and tools not to mention tabletop decorations and accessories. The Pottery Barn offers a wide selection of comfortable furnishings and more casual table ware and décor for your home and can be found on the Upper Level across from XXI Forever. You will also find here a variety of more practical services including express optometry at Hour Eyes, manicure and other beauty treatments, and much, much more.