Best of Arlington 2015
Best Scavenger Hunt:
Long before the Mosaic District took Merrifield by storm, budget-savvy shoppers and enterprising DIY types were flocking to Unique Thrift, located one block south in a strip mall on Gallows Road. You never know what you might discover in this department-store-sized secondhand emporium, which sells everything from recycled Halloween costumes and kitschy housewares to name-brand used clothing (you’ll find Banana Republic, Ann Taylor and—if you’re lucky—the occasional vintage dress by Diane von Furstenberg), along with bizarre retail overstock items like Styrofoam mannequin heads.
Unique Thrift Store, 2956 Gallows Road, Falls Church, 703-992-6569, imunique.com