Shop online this holiday season while showing your love for independently owned stores, who need your support more than ever. Look no further than our roundup of Alexandria, VA’s online shopping experiences. Tick off your shopping list, treat yourself, or buy a gift card to show your support. Browse the full Guide to Alexandria Holiday Shopping for even more ideas to shop small. Save your receipts for the Alexandria Santa-gram Giveaway and choose independent stores when you take part in Cyber Monday, part of the first-ever Alexandria Shop Small Week.
Boxwood: Explore Boxwood’s online selection of eclectic decor and gifts to give your (or a loved one’s) living space a style boost.
Goldfinch: Hunt for gifts online amongst Goldfinch’s curated curiosities, brought to you by renowned interior designers Jeff Akseizer and Jamie Brown.
Patina Polished Living: Spruce up your home and garden with Patina Polished Living, a home, garden and gift shop specializing in a mix of vintage and new, from Herend porcelain to Kew pots from London’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
Red Barn Mercantile: Explore Red Barn’s collection of high-quality home goods and gifts including furniture, home décor, kitchen and bath essentials and much more, including local designers and Alexandria-themed products.
The Hour: Up your cocktail (or mocktail) game, or share something sparkly with a loved one, when you shop The Hour’s vintage designer barware collection.
3 Sisters: Find something fabulous from this family-run boutique’s online store, featuring upscale-casual fashions for women, plus jewelry and other accessories. Don’t miss sister store Lucky Knot’s site for preppy styles with a nautical twist.
Imagine Artwear: Scroll through Imagine Artwear’s site to shop sophisticated clothing, jewelry and accessories made exclusively by American artists.
Monday’s Child: From baby footies to monogram-able children’s clothing, there’s always something darling to discover online at Monday’s Child.
Threadleaf: Shop Threadleaf, helmed by former Obama administration attorney Nicole McGrew, for fashion-forward clothing and accessories that are responsibly made with respect for the environment, suppliers and customers.
Tsalt: Tsalt’s online selection offers private label styles along with complementary brands for women seeking chic and sophisticated clothing.
Jewelry and Accessories
Gold Works: Gold Works’ online collection carries beautiful, sought-after name brands and supplies the finest cut and polished diamonds and precious stones available.
KatherineHelena Jewelry: When you buy a piece from KatherineHelena online, 100% of sales proceeds will be invested into local small businesses and non-profit organizations.
Serafino: Leather goods both large and small abound across Serafino’s online shop, including silk scarves, Florentine stationery and gift items, hand-chosen from small, family-owned artisan workshops across Italy.
She’s Unique: She’s Unique specializes in stunning simplicity, offering jewelry from up-and-coming stateside designers as well as globally-sourced pieces, making the perfect smile-inducing seasonal gift.
Silver Parrot: This quarter-of-a-century Old Town stalwart is serving up gorgeous pieces across its online store; shop by jewelry type, designer or stone.
Today’s Cargo: As a one-of-a-kind Old Town jewelry store for over 40 years, Today’s Cargo offers jewelry pieces and accessories vary in style from classic to modern, simple to artsy, whether you want pared-down pieces or a Saturday night showstopper.
Wear Ever Jewelry: Peruse Wear Ever Jewelry’s curated collections of handmade craft jewelry by U.S. artists, including silver, gold, gems and alternative materials.
Twist Boutique: Take a look at Twist, a women’s fashion consignment boutique offering style seekers one-of-a-kind pieces, from clothing and accessories to home furnishings and gifts.
Vintage Mirage Scroll back in time with Vintage Mirage, and find retro consigned jewelry, clothing and accessories from the 19th century to today.
AR Workshop: Get crafty with AR Workshop’s DIY to-go projects—from ornament kits to customizable painted planks to chunky blankets—or shop for pre-made home décor.
Artistic Artifacts: Inspire your next creative pursuit by perusing Artistic Artifacts, a resource for textiles and mixed media art supplies.
fibre space: Fuel your knitting knack (or order a kit to learn) from fibre space, which specializes in unique yarns and fibres from hand-dyed, independent, local and U.S.-made sources for knitting, crochet and spinning.
Principle Gallery: Add to your own gallery wall or gift a loved one with something special when you buy an oil painting or bronze sculpture from Principle Gallery.
The Art League: Browse The Art League’s gallery shop to find one-of-a-kind artwork available to ship or schedule a pickup.
Ten Thousand Villages: Virtually explore fair-trade and eco-friendly Ten Thousand Villages to shop for unique, handmade gifts from around the world including soaps, jewelry, crafts and other items from international artisans.
Truly-Life Eco Gifts: Shop Truly-Life Eco Gifts online for soap, bath fizz, lip balm, lotion, soap infused loofahs, hand-harvested smudge sticks, lavender and more packaged in biodegradable containers.
Outdoor and Recreational Gear
Pacers Running: Stay home and schedule a virtual fitting with Pacers for your next pair of shoes so you can hit the ground running and beat your PR. Virtual sports bra fittings are also available.
Unlimited Biking: Find everything you need for hitting the trails on two wheels, from bikes to apparel to accessories, at Unlimited Biking’s online store.
More to Explore
Old Town Books: Find your next great page-turner from Old Town Books’ online staff picks or mail-order subscription service, then rep your reading pride with the independent bookstore’s custom merch—our favorites include shop dog Scout.
Penny Post: A project of Red Barn Mercantile owner Amy Rutherford, Penny Post offers beautifully designed greeting cards, pens, stationery and other printed treasures throughout their online store.
Spice & Tea Exchange: Warm up and calm down with a new blend from Spice & Tea Exchange, along with bath salts and more self-care items to gift or save.
The Shops at Mount Vernon: From pancake flour ground on site at the estate’s gristmill to heirloom seeds to signed historical books and more, The Shops at Mount Vernon’s collection makes it easy to check off your list online.
Your CBD Store: Those 18 and older can browse Your CBD Store online for superior quality hemp-derived products like oils to edibles to skin care topicals.
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Header Image Credits: Chris Cruz for Visit Alexandria (left); Misha Enriquez for Visit Alexandria (right)