Alexandria Retailers Unite for Week of Deals, Discounts and Free Gifts August 11, 2009
Media Release                                                                                     Contact: Emily Hellewell

                                                                                                                           Merrie Morris

Boutique Week Features 50 Reasons to Shop in Alexandria for
Clothes, Accessories, Jewelry and Home Décor
Plus a Chance to Win a One-Night Stay at a Boutique Hotel

ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 11, 2009) - For nine days in October, Alexandria's Boutique Week will offer 50 more reasons to shop in Alexandria. From Saturday, October 10, through Sunday, October 18, retailers throughout the city will offer discounts and complimentary gifts with visit or purchase of clothing, accessories, home décor, art, food and wine. Even the dog can get a deal.

A full list of Boutique Week offers and retailers can be found at

Sampling of the deals offered during Alexandria Boutique Week:


Beauty and Accessories

Home Décor

Art and History

Food and Wine


  • 15% off on one pound our more assorted gourmet dog biscuits or buy two 14 oz. bags of Zanadoo dog biscuits get one free at Chateau Animaux
  • 15% off dog costumes at Barkley Square

Along with the Boutique Week specials, one lucky shopper with walk away with a grand prize shopping package worth over $1,000 and includes a one-night stay at the Morrison House hotel, located in historic Old Town Alexandria, and an Alexandria shopping spree.

To be eligible for the drawing, download the entry form from and get it stamped by at five of the participating retailers. The form must be submitted by Sunday, October 18, in one of three ways: (1) drop off flyer at participating shops or at the (2) Alexandria Visitor Center at Ramsay House at 221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; or (3) mail to Visit Alexandria at 421 King Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314.

About Alexandria, Virginia
Located within eyesight of Washington, DC, historic and charming Alexandria, VA, is the perfect fall getaway destination. From boutique shopping able to satisfy the serious shopper's search for designer clothes, shoes, antiques and home décor combined with restaurants led by chefs eager to make their mark with the freshest, local ingredients, along with a thriving art scene, festivals, live music and a variety of accommodations, there are many reasons to visit Alexandria.