07.05.17

“Independents” Week Q+A: Mystique’s Elizabeth Mandros on “Heart, Sweat, and Tears”

“I just did it!” How taking a leap combined with “heart, sweat, and tears” has led to Mystique‘s Elizabeth Mandros’ success in this edition of our Independents Week series. When did you open? 1991. […]
06.07.17

​​A Weekend Getaway with Middleburg Mystique!

Mark your calendars for a weekend away or day trip to Middleburg, the nation’s horse and hunt capital, just about an hour from Alexandria. Mystique has just opened our second location, in the heart […]
05.05.17

Charm Mom This Mother’s Day

Every year around Mother’s Day, Mystique hosts a JudeFrances Trunk Show. Why? Because hands down, JudeFrances is probably the most sought-after designer we carry.  The collection offers something for women of all ages […]
04.19.17

A Magical Engagement (+ a Penny Preville Trunk Show)

Wedding season has officially kicked off in Alexandria, and if you have been by the Old Town Waterfront any Saturday over the past few weeks, you would certainly agree! However, my favorite part […]
03.16.17

Jude Frances Trunk Show Today!

Jude Frances has long been one of our favorite designers, and we’d love you to help us select which Spring 2017 pieces we stock in the store. Please join us today, 10:30am-5:30pm, for […]
03.15.17

6 Generations of Jewelry: The Mazza Family

I’ve been working with Jeff Mazza for many, many years and absolutely adore and respect his family. He has such a passion for one of the only things that really matters in life […]
03.01.17

On Trend: Florals

Yes, we know: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” But there is a reason florals are a perennial (pun intended) favorite…what could be more welcome after a cold (or, ok, even a not-so-cold) winter than […]
02.28.17

On Trend: Embroidery

We called it last fall, and this detail-oriented trend is still going strong for spring. Embroidery is everywhere and we are loving how the pops of color and inherent artistry elevate everyday outfits […]
02.08.17

Love Is in the Air

I often think to myself, “I have the best job in the world.” Not only do I get to select beautiful fine jewelry for the store, custom design special pieces for my customers, […]
01.30.17

1st Dibs! Score Diamonds, Sapphires, Moonstones, Rose Gold + More at Mystique’s Pre-Warehouse Sale

Living in a city as historic as Alexandria means many great annual traditions, but there is only one known for massive discounts and deals! Once a year, shoppers unite to score major bargains […]
11.04.16

Holiday Wishes Come True at Mystique

We love our designers at Mystique, especially when we are able to show their entire collections at the store. During our trunk shows our customers help us choose inventory for the upcoming holiday […]
07.08.16

Mystique Celebrates 25 Years (And You Get the Gift!)

  As a publication founded by local women business owners and dedicated to all things stylish and all things Alexandria, Stylebook was thrilled to sit down recently with Liz Mandros, proprietor of Mystique […]
03.18.16

custom design

Have you been looking for a wedding band that will complement your engagement ring perfectly? Do you have a beloved necklace and want to create a matching set of earrings? Did you inherit an […]
11.11.15

fall’s golden glow: a special temple st. clair showing

As the temperatures begin to dip, it only makes sense that we reach for something warm. At Mystique, that means in the form of luscious, yellow gold, of course. This time of year, […]
10.21.15

proposal preparation + giveaway

Did you know the most popular month to get engaged is December? From proposals on the waterfront to the vast number of romantic restaurants, no wonder Alexandria was ranked one of the most […]


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