Shopping in Alexandria, VA
Feb 10, 2023 at 7:00 AM in Where to Shop by
We already know you have good taste because you chose Alexandria, VA, for your getaway. Its historic vibe, cobblestone streets, charming restaurants, stunning 18th-century homes, and resting right on the Potomac River make it the ideal location to escape from the daily hecticness of life.
If you plan on spending some time hitting the shops, Alexandria has much to offer for the connoisseur of everything from the fun to the finer things in life.
Photo Courtesy of The Old Town Shop
Celebrating the Past
The Old Town Shop, “where the past is your present,” takes the allure and history of Alexandria and bottles it up to celebrate and sell in the form of unique local gifts. They have housewares, totes, local foods, all kinds of apparel, holiday ornaments, custom gifts, and regional books.
Longtime Alexandria resident Valerie Ianieri owns this cozy shop. Of the shop, Ianieri said, “We are excited to have a shop that is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the charm of Old Town Alexandria. We have custom gifts for everyone—even our beloved dog community!”
Stop by The Old Town Shop to grab historical Alexandria gifts sure to bring a smile to the faces of your friends and family back home.
Photo Courtesy of King's Jewelry
Jewelry for Your Forever Person
Perhaps you're on a romantic getaway to Alexandria. Why not treat your sweetheart to something extra special at King's Jewelry? For over 65 years, King's Jewelry has helped people just like you celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and those occasions when you give jewelry for no other reason than to say I love you.
With goldsmiths and sales associates who have been team members for decades, you can trust the professionalism, quality, and heightened level of customer-centric service provided by this fine establishment. Stop in to browse engagement rings, wedding bands, fashion jewelry, watches, men's gifts, baby keepsakes, and more. They also offer custom designs so you can delight your partner with a one-of-a-kind piece.
Designer Cupcakes for All
Sometimes shopping for designer items that don’t last is the fiscally responsible choice. A case in point is Alexandria Cupcake. Located in the center of Old Town, this premier cupcake bakery uses the highest quality ingredients to create what many consider the best-tasting cupcakes in the area.
Starting from scratch, they make and bake the cupcakes daily using top-shelf ingredients. You’ll find coconut, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, red velvet, and strawberry among their long list of exciting daily selections. Look to the special offerings menu for PB&J, rosewater, almond, mint chocolate, vegan chocolate, gluten-free chocolate, raspberry vanilla, lemon, chocolate peanut butter, and carrot.
Photo Courtesy of Twist Boutique
In a historically captivating town like Alexandria, you know they have some great boutiques. Twist Boutique provides a “twist on classic American fashion” with its wide-ranging selection of high-end fashion and accessories. This consignment boutique offers a well-curated selection of women’s clothing, including dresses, tops, pants, jeans and bottoms, purses and handbags, and shoes.
Whether treating yourself to something elegant or picking out the perfect gift for someone close, you’ll find what you need at Twist Boutique.