Two Women With Shopping Bags

National Stores

Locally owned shops may lend an indie vibe to Alexandria, Virginia, but that hasn’t stopped national retailers from flocking to the port city, making it one of the region’s top shopping destinations. Serious shoppers find familiar brands on Old Town’s cobbled King Street: think Banana Republic, AnthropologieLOFTH&MSur la TableLululemon and Gap, among other favorites.