Just across the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria is one of the most beloved DC-area neighborhoods, offering history, gorgeous architecture, and fabulous shopping and dining. As the weather gets warmer, why not treat yourself to a day of strolling the beautiful streets and enjoying one of the many unique boutiques in this waterfront town?
The Old Town Boutique District offers more than 30 locally-owned shops that are perfect for browsing, hunting for a gift, or treating yourself to a new outfit. And don’t think that you can’t score a good deal just because many of the shops are upscale and offer designer brands. Some of the shops are consignment stores, offering unbelievable deals on your favorite splurges.
Here are five Alexandria boutiques you must check out:
1. Mint Condition
Named the DC Metro’s Best Consignment Store by Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post Express, Mint Condition is a treasure trove of modern women’s clothing, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Hunt for your favorite pieces from designers like Kate Spade, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and more.
Hysteria is a “fashion candy store” for shoppers looking for their must-have designers brands, including Tory Burch, MZ Wallace, Trina Turk, Milly, J Brand, and more. The charming townhouse shop is located on a side street off the main shopping drag of King Street, and the staff are super-knowledgeable and friendly.
3. Red Barn Mercantile
Red Barn Mercantile helps you outfit your home just as stylishly as you outfit yourself! The home décor shop offers a mix of antiques and urban pieces including high-quality furniture, fun accents, and unique gifts.
4. Current Boutique
Current Boutique offers a fun mix of consignment items and under-the-radar-designers. The front part of the store offers In the front, you can browse through the latest pieces from up-and-coming designers, and then head toward the back for a carefully curated mix of high-quality consignment items.
5. The Shoe Hive
Girls who love shoes will enjoy exploring The Shoe Hive, a cute boutique offering the newest shoes, handbags, and accessories — before they even hit the department stores. You can find everything from casual flats to fancy stilettos in a variety of price points.