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Experience One Loudoun: Boho Blanco / Boho Nation

 

Boho Blanco and Boho Nation are the two newest boutique stores to join the One Loudoun family, and they are officially OPEN! Last week, we took a visit to these two amazing stores to get the inside scoop on what they are all about!

 

Boho Blanco and Boho Nation are two different stores, but the interior spaces are connected. As owner Rick explains, it is a way for guests to mix and match the different styles found in each shop, while still distinguishing each as their own. In these shops you can find amazing clothes, jewelry, and accessories for any occasion!

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As you can see in the photos, many of the decorations are patterned and colorful, like the tapestries and wood textured walls. The clothes and accessories are hung on rustic fixtures made of old ladders or wooden frames.

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If you are wondering the difference between the two boutiques, let us first point out the most obvious similarity, being the boho, or bohemian style. If you are not familiar with what exactly this means, bohemian style is often described as ‘unconventional’. Typically the clothes are a mixture of unique textures, colors, and patterns, which come together for a free-spirited look.

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Boho Nation at One Loudoun is only the store’s fourth location so far! This boutique is geared more towards the younger generations and many pieces represent the latest trends with a bohemian flare. In this shop, you can find pieces that have edginess to them, whether it’s a crop top or a cutout dress.

Boho Blanco

Boho Blanco is targeted towards a more sophisticated age group, which is by no means boring! The clothes are focused around a more neutral or black and white palette, with splashes of color mixed in. Silhouettes found in Boho Blanco are flowy and flattering on many types of figures, with just the right amount of shape to create a sexy look.

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Although each shop may be geared more towards a certain age group, there are no boundaries! For example, a funky-fringed jacket in Boho Blanco was purchased by a 17 year old, and the next day by a 70 year old. In both of these shops, it’s not the clothes that make you; it’s you who makes the clothes!

We immediately noticed a few things about these eclectic boutiques while browsing and trying on some adorable outfits. The first thing was that the price point for these clothes is very affordable. In certain stores, one would maybe only purchase one item, but because the prices in both Boho stores are so reasonable, it is easy to buy a couple of amazing items without breaking the bank!

The second thing we noticed was the quality of the clothes. After speaking with the staff, we learned that all of the items are either produced in the U.S. or from fair trade brands. Each item is hand selected, and the shop only carries pieces that they believe are great quality for the price!

If you’re looking for a unique gift this holiday, or a piece for yourself that you won’t find anywhere else, stop in to Boho Nation and Boho Blanco for a fun shopping experience! Both boutiques are located on Exchange Street in One Loudoun, right next to Scout & Molly’s Boutique.

For more information on Boho Nation and Boho Blanco, follow them on Facebook or visit their website at http://www.bohonation.us/.

Experience One Loudoun: Scout & Molly’s Boutique

Fall is back and that means it’s time to bring out the boots, jeans, and cute fall clothes! If you’re looking to update your wardrobe this season, look no further than Scout & Molly’s, new to Downtown One Loudoun! This adorable boutique offers stylish options for work or play. We stopped in to Scout & Molly’s to check it out and maybe do a little shopping ourselves!

Scout & Molly’s first opened in 2002 in Raleigh, North Carolina by Lisa Kornstein, a self-professed tomboy who discovered a love of retail while earning her master’s degree. She envisioned a place where women could feel comfortable shopping, and could find amazing clothes! Scout and Molly’s of One Loudoun is owned by Teresa Snedeker who opened her first store at Mosaic.

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Immediately upon entering Scout & Molly’s, you’re struck by a bright pink statement wall to your left, and a glowing turquoise chandelier that illuminates what you really came for- the clothes! Clothes line the walls on either side of the store, with tables sporting jewelry, sunglasses, bags, and even more clothes spaced throughout the middle of the store.

What sets Scout & Molly’s apart from other stores is their wide, unique selection of clothing and accessories. Statement necklaces are boldly displayed next to handbags and flower arrangements. Trendy leather jackets are mixed in with soft sweaters and flowy tops. Fun patterns and fabrics are mixed together with simpler, casual tops for everyday wear.

The store also carries all of your favorite brands, like House of Harlow, Sanctuary, Quay Australia, French Connection, and other amazing brands that are hand picked for each location. As you can see in the photos, all of the clothing racks are also color coordinated to make your fall wardrobe shopping that much easier!

Once you have picked out some selections to try on with the help of the boutique employees, you can head towards the back of the store to their airy fitting rooms. They also have seating throughout the store if you’re waiting for someone to try on their clothes! One of our favorite features of the store was a large statement mirror on one of their walls. It’s the perfect place to model some jewelry or handbags!

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You also can’t go wrong with the cheery and helpful associates working at the store! They are willing to answer any questions you have, check for any sizes you may need, and just chat with you about what styles and fashions they love right now.

If you’re looking for even more fashion, talk to an associate or go online to learn about a Scout & Molly’s trunk show! A trunk show is a great way to see even more styles, accessories, and jewelry in an intimate setting, such as a girl’s night, charity event, or holiday party. They’ll bring the runway to you!

We couldn’t have asked for a better, more personable shopping experience than Scout & Molly’s! Whether you’re looking for a dress for a date night or a cute top to wear to work, they have you covered. Visit Scout & Molly’s in Downtown One Loudoun today! The boutique’s hours are Monday-Saturday 12-8 and Sunday 12-6.

Experience One Loudoun: Great Gatherings

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If you’re a family who likes to entertain and have a great time in your own home, then Great Gatherings is the place for you! With all of the entertaining items you will need all in one place, you can put together the perfect outdoor space, rec room, bar area, or kitchen! Walking into Great Gatherings is overwhelming, but in the best way possible, because there are so many different options to complete the perfect space in your home!

The front of the store is lined with shelves and tables containing tableware, barware, and other dining accessories. Each display is arranged beautifully and meticulously coordinated by style, color, and design. How cute is this summery plate display in the photo below?

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Because Great Gatherings is a local business, with just 5 locations spread throughout Maryland and Virginia, you can tell the product selection is catered to the local scene. When checking out the tableware, we even found collegiate plates, cups, hand towels, and other accessories representing some of the local universities.

As for your bar area, Great Gatherings has all of the barware you would see at a professional bar space! From cocktail books, to mixing supplies, and glassware for every type of drink, they really have it all.

As you make your way further into the warehouse-sized store, you will begin to see a large assortment of outdoor furniture, from table and chair sets, to luxurious fire pits, couches, and more!

Among one of the many sections in this amazing store is the game section. Here, we came across the coolest version of “Clue” known to mankind, with 3D rooms built into a polished wooden box. There are other awesome game selections, like darts and plenty of options for a pool table!

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In the very back of the store you’ll find a great selection of bars. With a variety of styles, colors, and sizes to choose from, you will absolutely find your perfect in-home bar at Great Gatherings! They set up each bar inside the store so you can get an idea of what it will look like in your home – right next to the new matching pool table!

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Possibly the best thing about Great Gatherings is that no matter how many times you visit, you could walk through 5 more times and discover things you did not see before. This is why the amazing and knowledgeable staff is there to greet you right when you enter through the doors. They are happy to show you where everything is located and answer and of your questions.

Next time you’re here at One Loudoun, stop by Great Gatherings to browse, add to your Christmas list, or even purchase a brand new piece for your home! We promise you will be amazed by the selection and quality that GG has to offer!