Local – Gifts, Books, etc.

Do you have some favorite local shops you can recommend, please send some information (name, address of store, and the type of store it is here


Ten Thousand Villages

This is a fair trade store, there are three stores locally and another two not too far from Washington, DC.

  • Bethesda, MD
    4959 Elm Street
    Bethesda, MD, 20814
  • Rockville, MD
    The Row at Rockville Town Sq.,
    107 Gibbs Street, Unit D,
    Rockville, MD, 20850
  • Alexandria, VA
    915 King Street,
    Alexandria, VA, 22314

Fair Trade Winds

This is another fair trade store, which has four stores, and one of them happens to be local.

  • Fairfax Old Town Plaza
    10420 North St.
    Fairfax, VA 22030

Lil Thingamajigs Gift Shop

Korean gift and novelty, recommended by reader Kim

  • 7031 Little River Tpke #7B,
    Annandale, VA 22003

World Journal & Bookstore

From reader Gegi: Asian newsstand with extensive selection from around the world. Also has some gift items and Chinese books – picture books to novels, CDs and DVDs

  • Wintergreen Plaza
    827 Rockville Pike Ste A
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 309-1007


My Linh Tailor

This shop sells Vietnamese Ao Dai’s, off the rack and Sandra Truong makes custom Ao Dai’s for adults and children. Off the rack Children’s Ao Dai’s cost about $31 in the summer of 2011.

  • 7242 Arlington Blvd
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    Sandra Troung (tailor) – cell 703-981-7414

Tammy’s Fashion

According to reader Kathleen, “Thu Tran is making our ao dai for the First Communion. We are very excited! Went to her shop — now called Tammy Fashion, but the same address and phone.” She was very pleased with it. Reader Titi also recommends Thu Tran, now Tammy’s Fashion.

  • 302 Maple Ave W # A,
    Vienna, VA 22180
    (703) 255-0439


Chinese Children’s clothing in Chinatown