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Sisters3 Boutique Closing in Clarendon

by ARLnow.com July 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm 7,085 28 Comments

The Sisters3 Epilation and Lingerie Boutique at 2729 Wilson Boulevard in Clarendon is closing later this month.

“It is with profound sadness that I have to announce the closing of my beloved Sisters3 Boutique,” owner Arlie Morgan wrote in an email to customers this afternoon. “There were many factors that went into the decision from rent inflation to my health and the blunt realization that it’s damn hard to run your own business six days a week for over five years.”

“I want each and everyone of you to know how much I care and have appreciated your friendship and loyalty through the years,” Morgan continued. “My sisters and I have been truly blessed to have met so many wonderful women and to develop meaningful bonds with you.”

Morgan, along with sisters Abby, Ann and Alexandra, opened the store in May 2007 to offer lingerie, pajamas and hair removal services to local women. The store is planning a farewell party from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Its last day will be July 31. Until then, all items in the store are 40 percent off.

The owners are also planning to sell the store’s furniture and fixtures.

Photo via Facebook

  • courthound

    I’m sad to see places like this close. I hope whoever moves in is nicer than the people at Grateful Red.

    • Tabby_TwoTone

      oooh, w’happen?

      • courthound

        My wife has been in there a couple of times. Both times the people were incredibly rude.

        For example: my wife asked a simple question: “do you carry Virginia wines?” and got a very smart-assed-toned answer: “everything is shipped in. You can read the price on the bottle” and then went back to talking to their friends.

        • Tabby_TwoTone


          Go in alone when it’s the same people and see what happens.

        • Buckwheat

          Disappointing the response on Arlnow regarding a hard working entrepreneur and her business.

          The management chain at both shops are extremely short.

          If you have a problem, talk to someone with authority. It will most likely be the owner that will directly address your issue.

          I wish both Screwtop and Grateful Red success for the small business.

          Yes, they have Virginia wines. They are surprisingly good because of the expertise of the owner and her staff.

          • Zen of Zin

            Just because someone works hard doesn’t mean their business gets 5 stars. I haven’t been to Grateful Red yet, can’t comment on it.

            I can definitely attest to the high prices at Screwtop. I don’t think it’s good enough for the price point, frankly. Service there is top notch, don’t know why anyone would complain about it. It’s just way overpriced for what it is (thinking of portion sized on food, mostly, you drop a lot of money there to eat, and that outdoor dining area is practically in traffic, also very unappealing.)

            Also weren’t they on ArlNow for violating some sign and seating ordinances and then pretending they hadn’t?

            Bottom line: Whole Foods sells great wine, at a variety of prices. I’m not going to patronize a “local entrepreneur” just to keep it in business, they got to make me want to come in, same as everyone else.

          • Zen of Zin

            Also, nice work on getting all the negative comments removed, Buck

    • Ballstoni

      Agree in re Grateful Red.

      • Becoming indifferent

        I didn’t have any problems at Grateful Red–what happened when you were there?

        • STee

          Service at Grateful red is truly awful, I agree. Except those on this site, and some may be staff, no one has shared a good experience with any of the staff. I wish them well. Doubt they will last long.

  • novastephanie

    I’ll just buy my drawers at the Target from now on.

    • Sim City

      where ya gonna get your hair removed though?

      • Greg

        Also Target

    • JohnB

      Are you novasteve’s sister/transgender alter-ego?

    • Tabby_TwoTone

      I bought a very cute PJ set at Nordstrom Rack for $25 that I had first seen at 3Sisters for close to $100. I’m happy to pay a reasonable premium for a small operator, but not that much.

      There were bad reviews of the waxing…

      • Tabby_TwoTone

        But I would like to add that they were always very nice and helpful at 3Sisters. I feel that if I’d asked for a Virginia red, they’d have brought me a glass.

        I think that a serious bra focus might have helped. I see that at Bloomers, and despite the prices, I’d probably go in and fork over for a good bra.

        There was too much of a focus on wedding-related stuff, which they acknowledged but wanted to be their thing. I just don’t think that brings in repeat business.

  • Arachne

    I’m sorry to see this. I went to Sisters3 for my first wax and was never once made to feel like a newbie. 100% professional and 100% friendly. I wish them all luck – especially Arlie, given her health history.

  • Fingers Crossed

    hoping for a burger place to take the spot

  • ClarendonChick

    Whatever Tabby,
    Sisters3 and especially Arlie were nationally and
    regionally recognized.
    I will miss them and their customer service.
    They remembered names and my children’s names
    Who does that these days?
    Big loss for Arlington!

    • Anon

      “nationally and regionally recognized”?

      Proof please.

  • Arlie

    Thanks everybody for such sweet messages!
    It makes my sisters happy and proud under such
    Please buy and shop local, our legacy will live on.

    To the haters: of course Nordstrom rack will have
    discounted name brands. Duh.
    We love a sale too but those prices are coming at the
    expense of small business. We have a history of marking
    our sale items much lower than big box could ever
    hope to. Our prices are established by the vendor.

    Check us out breaking the rules: spanx is on sale!
    Come and get me Sarah Blakely!

    Regarding my new neighbor: please give Wendy and
    Grateful Red a chance! They are good people!
    Great wine! Please support small business!

    • Tabby_TwoTone

      No “haters” here for your shop. How did you read that?

      Best wishes to you and your sisters in your endeavors, love, and life.

  • Arlie

    Thanks Tabby Two Tone!

    I appreciate the kind wishes!

    I’ll pass it on to my sisters and they will appreciate it!

    Best wishes,

    • Tabby_TwoTone


      And I’m really sorry the shop has to close.

  • neutrino

    I hope something useful moves in.

    • Ghost of Sienfeld

      “Not bloody likely” !!!

      Taxes too high for small street level retail….

  • karzai

    I guess we’ll have to make room for another pizza place or another fro-yo? Hopefully something innovative and not duplicative moves in there.

    In other news: I see construction has started on the Market Tavern conversion to its new form. No evidence of anything similar at Restaurant 3 yet.

    Also, looked in Bronx Pizza when they were working. They are nowhere near completion. Drywall is up, but I did not see a kitchen in yet or anything like what was in the leaked picture a month or so ago.


  • JulieR

    I am so sad to see Sisters3 go. From the moment that I first entered their doors, I have always been treated like a family friend. From the professionalism to the charm and customer service, the experience was always a positive one. I will miss these sisters and wish them much happiness, success and more time to smell the roses. Much love to Abby, Arlie and Alex!


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