Shop Local: Lou Lou

February 19, 2012

The hunt for the perfect cocktail dress or new outfit for work is never complete until you’ve tied it all together with a killer accessory. (Trust me, truer words have never been spoken). But sometimes it can be hard to dig up the right piece of jewelry from your cluttered collection. Instead of a last minute, frantic trip to the mall, my DC-area readers should check out Lou Lou, a cute accessories boutique with numerous locations across the DMV.

Lou Lou Boutique, Alexandria, VA

I recently shopped at Lou Lou in Old Town Alexandria and was blown away with their massive selection of reasonably priced jewelry. Seriously, hydrate and have lunch before stopping by — you’ll need the energy to sort through the tables of jewelry!

Exhibit A:

Lou Lou jewelry

And Exhibit B — so many brightly-colored watches, bauble necklaces and lovely scarves and purses.

Lou Lou accessories

I couldn’t resist picking up two new pairs of earrings both priced under $25. One practical, one fun!

Lou Lou purchases

Numerous! The original Lou Lou boutique is located in Middleburg, VA, but they have 9 DC-area shops including Alexandria, DC, Reston, Bethesda and more opening soon. Click for details.

Old Town Lou Lou:
132 King Street, Alexandria, VA [Map]
Mon-Sat 10-8, Sun 11-7

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  1. My experience with loulou is that: it is a fun place to grab a few gifts for friends maybe, but i dont take their accessories seriously. I have a friend thats a professional retailer buyer with me while shopping at loulou commenting that most their stock is china-town crap/turn ur finger green quality. Their jewelry has either broken on me or tarnished oddly…that store is an overpriced disappointment.

    • Hi Kim. Thanks for sharing your experience. I’ve had the silver studs (in the pic above) for about a month now and my ears aren’t green… yet! I consider that a success, especially with a $10 price tag :) But I’ll keep my eye out for any tarnishing and report back here.

  2. Paige

     /  March 6, 2012

    I was out shopping today and happened upon this store. I absolutely love their merchandise and their large assortment of bags, scarfs, jewelery and head wear. I will be shopping on line because there is not a store near me in Florida. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will return to shop the next time I am in town!

  3. This store totally reminds me of Francesca’s! Not high end, but so fun and trendy!

  4. OMG – I just did an almost identical post! hahaha…I found them today when I was out in Annapolis and I have fallen in LOOOOOVE :)


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