Bellacara is Old Town Alexandria’s neighborhood boutique for all things beauty. With over fifty brands of the finest, hair care, skin care and cosmetic products on the market, Bellacara is the destination for all your beauty needs. We personally test every product we sell…so if we don’t love it, you won’t see it. As self-described beauty addicts, our vanities at home are teeming with product. Yet somehow that doesn’t deter us from picking up something new every time a shipment arrives. Any given day you’ll hear one of us say, “this product changed my life!”
The owner, Angela, has insured that the boutique carries only the best product lines –Kiehl’s, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Dermalogica, Smashbox, Kevyn Aucoin, Stila, Mario Badescu, Moroccan Oil, and many more.
About the Shop Owner
Angela Sitilides, is the owner of Bellacara and was a beauty junkie way before opening the Old Town Alexandria shop in March 2000. After graduating law school and working as a prosecutor in Sonoma County California, Angela relocated to the DC area with her husband in 1997. After serving a year as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee and another year at a small lobbying firm, Angela left the law and followed her dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
Dismayed by the inability to purchase her favorite beauty products locally, Angela decided to search out her favorite beauty products and bring them to Old Town. A few trips to New York and a flight to France insured that nothing was missed. In March 2000, Bellacara was born and has offered the best that beauty has to offer to Old Town Alexandria.
When Angela isn’t at the store helping customers, many of whom she now considers friends, she is with her husband and her four sons…most likely squiring them to electric guitar lessons or basketball practice. Of course, she always takes time to enjoy her favorite products and always has a beautiful candle burning.