While Alexandria is undoubtedly a stylish shopping destination, above all, it's a unique shopping destination. Here, historic homes lining cobblestone sidewalks have been transformed into shops offering the latest designer wear. The Shoe Hive draws shoe lovers like bees to honey with names like Bettye Muller, Hollywould, Michael Kors and Sigerson Morrison, while Del Ray's Amalgamated Classic Clothing and Dry Goods supplies vintage clothing to feature films, Broadway productions and the wardrobes of nostalgic fashionistas everywhere.
Boutique shopping is not just for ladies; a visit to Dash's of Old Town will introduce you to the exclusive upscale world of men's fashion, with ties, suits, cufflinks and pocket squares for fashion-forward gentlemen.
Other boutiques prove a bargain hunter's dream. Diva, an award-winning consignment boutique, sells only designer labels, with pieces by designers like Prada and Marc Jacobs.
Quench your shopping needs at Alexandria's boutiques, from culinary goods to pet wear, handmade jewelry to designer shoes. Visit the website of the Old Town Boutique District for the scoop on more than 30 members showcasing fabulous items and hard-to-find brands or peruse the members of Handcrafted Alexandria for one-of-a-kind, handmade wearable art.