What’s In Store: Brands We Love

I’m delighted to be one of the founding members of the Arlington Stylebook and introduce you to Scout & Molly’s Boutique and the fun brands we carry. There is something special in our store for everyone! This week I’m going to highlight some of my favorite clothing brands. We carry so many different brands, I know I’ll need to highlight more in the future…and I’ll focus on jewelry down the road too.


Kaeli Smith

One of my favorite designers is Kaeli Smith. Kaeli is a young brilliant artist from Annapolis, MD. Her clothes are wearable works of art. I carry many of her designs and I asked her to design two custom prints for my stores. The first one is a D.C. design that includes many D.C. icons  – Washington Monument, Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, White House and more. Interwoven into her design are cherry blossoms and Scout & Molly’s highlights. Additionally, I asked her to do a version that includes hockey skates and sticks, an eagle, and other iconic symbols of our beloved Capitals Hockey team.




Gretchen Scott

Are you looking for dresses that are chic, timeless, and look great on every body type? Gretchen Scott’s designs are a perfect place to look as her designs are joyous, playful, and fun. Gretchen’s mantra is: “Laugh More, Gripe Less, Ignore Critics, Say Yes, Order Dessert, Love Life.” These words are sewn into everything they make. I know that I smile every time I read those words while dressing. These dresses also travel well and are easy to throw in the washing machine.




So you’ve put on a pair of white pants to go to a party and don’t have the right undergarment to provide a smooth look. What do you do? If you are SPANX founder, Sara Blakely, you grab some scissors, use your sheer genius, and cut the feet off your control top pantyhose and start the SPANX revolution!  This has become one of our largest brands for leggings. They come in many colors and designs and look fabulous on everyone. We’ve just received velvet ones for the holiday season. We’re doing our part in helping SPANX help women feel great about themselves and their potential.



Naked Zebra

Inspired by the bustling Los Angeles streets, this brand features flattering blouses, trendy dresses, must-have skirts, and chic rompers in a variety of colors. Their pieces are high-quality made from custom-produced fabrics that are reasonably priced. In a nutshell, their designs are trendy and affordable!


Project Social T

I look for brands that are socially conscious and give back to our society. Project Social T is one of those brands. They started by working to produce the perfect tee. They got it right. They definitely know what is comfy, chic and durable. Their fabrics are high quality, simple, and soft and their ‘Projects’ program donates a percentage of every purchase to a variety of different charities nationwide.


  • The latest from Jane
I am new to the fashion world and loving it. My daughter, Betsy, and I own two Scout & Molly’s Boutiques – one in Reston Town Center and one in Ballston Quarter. Our stores are part of a franchise that allows its owners to curate their own collections. So, we are able to match the vendors and designs we bring into our stores to our customers. Thus, you will find unique items in both of our stores. In our Ballston store you will find trendy, reasonably priced clothes for a casual outing, your workday, and special occasions along with lots of fun accessories and gift ideas! Before Betsy and I started this adventure, I enjoyed a career in the private sector offering consulting services to small and medium sized companies. I also devoted a lot of my time to health, educational, cultural, and social service boards. Most recently, I served as Chairman of the Congressional Commission to Study the Potential for an American Women’s History Museum as part of the Smithsonian.

We truly believe that no one style fits all and that we have to have choices for our customers so that she can find something that makes her feel beautiful and comfortable. Our stylists can help our clients step outside their comfort zone, find new trends and approaches to their style in a comfortable environment.

Our team believes that we should always treat each person that walks through our doors like we want to be treated and we strive to do that each and every day. We take our clients seriously. They become like family, stopping to see what’s new and to catch up with their favorite stylist. We hope that our clients feel like they are shopping in their best friend’s closet.


Ballston Quarter, 4238 Wilson Blvd., 2nd level outside courtyard
Arlington VA  22203

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Friday & Saturday: 10-9pm
Sunday 11-6pm

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