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All That Glitters, located in the Town of Clifton, is an accessories and jewelry boutique that specializes in fashion-forward pieces and vintage designs. Located in the historic Weaver House, at 7144 Main Street across from the Trattoria Villagio Restaurant, the store is owned by Alexandra Soper, who took over three years ago from Martha Mikeska.
In addition to a vast selection of fashion jewelry, the store sells scarves, candles, bath products, designer handbags and home decor. Some of the designer names it offers are Brighton, Vera Bradley, Pandora, Anne Coplik, John Medeiros and Kelly Rae Roberts.
"My whole vision when I took over the store was to create a place where women could come and find any type of jewelry piece; I try to carry a wide variety of styles and price points to appeal to everyone," said Soper. Her target market is fashion-conscious, affluent women ages 30-65. She has one of the 12 women-owned businesses in the Town of Clifton.
Soper also offers personal styling services for $50 per hour, a one-stop shop for closet audits and styling needs. For event styling, she'll go along as a personal shopper and help you pick out items, for say, a wedding or fancy event. For the closet audit, she'll edit your closet to see what's out of style, and donate items to Goodwill or a consignment shop. With her concierge service, she'll find pieces for you to try on in the comfort of your own home; it's for someone who has no time to shop. Her styling service packages range from $100 to $300 based on need.
All That Glitters also offers a wish list service that makes gift giving for men really easy. When men come in and give their wife's or girlfriend's name, they have three to five items to choose from rather than the whole store. "So for men, it's really easy and simple," said Soper, who worked at the store for 10 years before taking over and giving it a facelift.
All That Glitters is located at 7144 Main Street, Clifton. Call 703-830-6995. Visit www.allthatglittersva.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.