For the serious shoppers, Richmond, Virginia has it all. Visitors and locals can spend the day perusing the many trendy boutiques, fascinating antique shops, vintage gems, and lovely farmer’s markets within the Carytown, Westhampton, Midlothian, and downtown areas.
1.Lou Lou Boutiques
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Lou Lou Boutiques is an extremely popular fashion accessories boutique located on West Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia. As a premiere Richmond accessories store, Lou Lou focuses on giving shoppers the quality and look of high-end designer styles at an amazing value. The store’s buyers are always monitoring the latest trends, making sure they have the hottest pieces in stock; and since accessories is all that this store does, they make sure they do it the best. From chic hoop earrings to warm, cozy scarves, visitors are sure to find something that will fetch a compliment or two once they’ve left the store. A few favorites include the Kerisma Ryu Sweater, Cashmere Topper, and Classic Shawl Vest.
3158 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-823-3919
Mod&Soul is a trendy, darling little women’s boutique that is located on West Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia’s historical art district. Here, women of all generations will find the cutest selections of stylish tops, skirts, dresses, jewelry, gifts, accessories, and much more. The store’s upscale, relaxed bohemian décor features beautiful handmade fixtures from industrial pipes and recycled wood, creating an inspiring and unique shopping experience. Mod&Soul is committed to finding, classic, versatile, and on-trend fashion pieces to sell within the store at accessible prices. Some fan favorites include the Leopard V Neck Sweater, the Mustard Open Back Jumpsuit, and the V Neck Shift Dress.
323 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-210-2803
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Little Nomad originally got its start by creating a line of modern, fresh, gender neutral kid’s graphic tees that are inspired by curiosity, hip hop culture, and humor. Little Nomad has grown into a store that is completely dedicated to engaging, sourcing, and providing meaningful goods for little ones. The t-shirt collection was designed and launched by a wife and husband duo, Nora and Anthony Bryant, in collaboration with several local artists. The shop carries a number of popular, trusted children’s brands, such as Red Caribou, Hux Baby, Tiny Whales, Little Man Happy, Shapes of Things, Miles Baby, Kira Kids, and Vans.
104 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-447-9135
Clementine is a high-end women’s consignment shop that is situated along West Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia. Established in 2003, Clementine has been specializing in providing designer and contemporary selections for over 15 years. Each item in the store has been hand selected for style and quality, offering shoppers an exceptionally curated collection of shoes, clothes, and accessories. Clementine receives their selections from trusted consignors all over the United States, ensuring visitors find something unexpected and fresh upon every shopping experience. Whether ladies are looking for the perfect jeans, workout clothes, jacket, or cocktail dress, Clementine is sure to have something they’ll fall in love with.
3118 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-358-2357
5.Crème de la Creme
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Crème de la Crème is a very popular home goods store that is located within the bustling neighborhood of Carytown, in Richmond, Virginia. The staff strongly believes that every single home deserves a very special accessory to help compliment and complete its charm, and this store was established to do just that. With deep roots in Italian and French Impression, the store offers a wide array of designs and tastes in unique furniture, tableware, linens, and gifts. With a love and taste for the Mediterranean, the owners of Crème de la Crème combine their passion and inspiration to bring the very best, one-of-a-kind products to the store.
3156 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-912-1652
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Dear Neighbor is a gift shop that offers a wonderfully-curated collection of items that have been carefully hand-selected from trusted brands and talented designers. The store has placed an emphasis on using products made within the United States, utilizing local artisans and manufactures to help fill Dear Neighbor with amazing goods. Owners Evan and Kristy make sure to only bring in pieces that they absolutely love, whether they come from an up-an-coming producer, or a local maker. Shoppers will find everything from Valentines Pink Petal Candles to provocative lingerie to must-have makeup accessories to unique jewelry pieces to trendy eyewear.
2415 Jefferson Avenue, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-819-1729
7.Elephants and Giraffes Children’s Boutique
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Elephants and Giraffes Children’s Boutique is a vibrant children’s clothing store located on Three Chopt Road in Richmond, Virginia. Julee Evans had always dreamed of owning her own store, she even played “store” with her friends growing up, pricing items in her bedroom. In March 2009, she finally opened a brick and mortar location in a small space within The Old Glen Allen Shops in Glen Allen. Shoppers will now find this lovely children’s boutique situated within the Westbury Pharmacy Shopping Center. The store is filled with kid’s apparel, accessories, and toys. There are also baby accessories and items for specific special occasions, such as christenings, first years, and first birthdays.
8901 Three Chopt Road A-1, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-859-5909
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8.For the Love of Pete!
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Opened in 2003, For the Love of Pete! is a well-equipped pet store that is located on Libbie Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. Inspired by her rescued pets, Maureen Mulligan (the owner) hopes to have the opportunity to enhance and improve the lives of all pets and their loving owners. Maureen’s commitment to animals goes far beyond the store, as a percentage of all proceeds are generously donated to local rescue groups and animal charities. Whether a Great Dane or Chihuahua, pet owners are sure to find what they need within the store’s wide selection. They’ll find items that include bowls, toys, harnesses, collars, leashes, crates, beds, treats, and grooming products.
322 Libbie Avenue, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-288-3674
Longtime friends Lou Gambill and Vickie Blanchard opened a gift shop, Fraiche, in May of 2008, bringing one-of-a-kind gifts and chic home décor to Richmond, Virginia. Visitors and locals will find this attractive store nestled in the center of the Libbie & Grove shopping district. Over the years, the two owners have taken great pride in presenting stylish accents and distinctive furnishings that embody the very essence of the Fraiche (“fresh”) aesthetic. The store’s exceptional staff members are always on hand to help shoppers find the perfect hostess, baby, wedding, and birthday gifts. Some favorites include the plush Snow Leopard Robe, scented candles, and several sets of beautiful earrings.
5805 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-282-4282
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Glassboat is a lovely boutique that is located on West Cary Street, within the Carytown neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. Visitors will find a vibrant and colorful store filled with quality furniture, unique women’s clothing, fascinating gifts, and local artist jewelry. As soon as shoppers enter the store they’re greeted by inviting and friendly staff who are ready to handle their every need. They’re proud to offer antiques, decorative items, and furniture from reputable companies that include Regina Andrew, ClubCu, and LEE Industries. Whether it’s redecorating a room in the home, or finding that perfect outfit for a Sunday brunch, or getting that one-of-a-kind gift for the next birthday, Glassboat has it all.
3226 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-358-5596
Ledbury is a sophisticated men’s clothing store that is located on West Broad Street in downtown Richmond, Virginia. They mean to set trend aside, making exceptional quality, great-fitting clothing that men from any generation can wear in any setting. Their commitment to developing attire with the highest standards has led them to use small European workshops and Italian textile mills to produce their masterpieces. In 2015, Ledbury revived one of the nation’s oldest bespoke shirtmakers, right in their hometown of Richmond. That workshop carries on the century-old tradition of tailoring, where master craftsmen make the shirts by hand. Guys will find everything from slacks to dress shirts to footwear to jackets to accessories.
315 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-793-8569
12.1Z 2Z 3Z Baby & Toddler Boutique
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Lief Anne Stiles Catlett (the owner) was a reading specialist and school teacher in New York City before making the move to Richmond, Virginia. Following her son’s birth, and with a rekindled passion for design, Anne launched 1Z 2Z 3Z Baby & Toddler Boutique – a children’s clothing store. The wonderful toys that she carefully hand-selects are educational and made with the highest quality, while still being a lot of fun for children to play with. This shop carries fashion lines that range from contemporary to traditional, offering quality selections that meet all budgets. Some of the items shoppers can expect to find include cashmere stroller blankets, burps, bibs, unique nursery décor, books, toys, and much more.
401 Libbie Avenue, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-288-4916
13.707 Fine Clothing
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At 707 Fine Clothing, custom fitted attire is their specialty. This men’s clothing store is situated along East Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia. The staff members at 707 will partner with shoppers to help them design and create their own unique style and wardrobes, matching the clothing to their personalities. Every garment found in the store has been individually crafted, allowing them to stay on top of every detail. 707 uses only the finest of fabrics available from different mills all around the world, such as Dugdale, Drago, Zegna, Ermenegildo, Vitale Barbaris, and Reda. Men will find quality items that include shirts, slacks, coats/jackets, and stylish suits.
310 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-643-0086
14.Carytown Dolls and Bears
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Carytown Dolls and Bears is an enchanting toy store that is reminiscent of medieval structures found in Europe. This charming shop is conveniently located along West Cary Street, in “Carytown” Richmond, Virginia – a popular boutique shopping district. The shop itself features hand-carved details, leaded glass windows, and a timbered façade displaying hand-hewn timbers. Shoppers will find a large selection of artisan dolls that include Zwergnase, Lee Middleton, Helen Kish, Adora, Himstedt, Robert Tonner, and Madame Alexander. The store offers so much more than dolls and stuffed bears, such as ornaments, furniture, books, figurines, games, music boxes, baby gifts, and vintage toys.
3457 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-204-1545
Mongrel is a fascinating card and gift shop that is situated conveniently along West Cary Street in downtown Richmond, Virginia. For over 27 wonderful years and two different generations of customers, the store has been Richmond’s uncommon gift and card store. From the perfect gift to the hysterical greeting card, Mongrel is filled with interesting life choices for the home, mind, body, and soul. While in the store, laughing loudly is encouraged, as well as opening one’s mind. Whether visitors are on the run, or have ours to spare, Mongrel is sure to deliver one of Carytown’s best shopping experiences. Shoppers should check out the store’s collection of gag gifts, scented candles, and coffee table books.
2924 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-342-1272
Quinn is an upscale specialty women’s boutique that is operated by Lynne Butz and Katie Butz, located within the River Road II shopping center in Richmond, Virginia. The mother and daughter team originally opened the shop in the year of 2010 under the name “Monkee’s of Richmond”, but have since rebranded for better growth opportunities. Although they started off as women’s boutique, they have plans of adding men’s selections, to further meet the needs of shoppers living in, and visiting the Richmond area. Shoppers will find everything from the perfect cozy sweater to the cutest clutch to the best fitting designer jeans.
5003 Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-360-4660
17.Need Supply Co.
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Need Supply Co. is a sleek, contemporary boutique offering today’s trends in both men and women’s apparel, footwear, and home accessories. Discerning shoppers will find this impressive boutique conveniently located along West Cary Street in the Carytown neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. They started off selling vintage Levi jeans in 1996, and have since grown to offer many different pieces in men and women’s fashion, as well as must-have accessories. The store’s buyers carefully curate a mix of independent designers on the rise and well-known brands from the United States and abroad. Some favorites include the Coast to Coast Rug, the men’s Jacquard Fur Overcoat, and the women’s Barbarella Fringe Dress.
3100 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-256-2987
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The Phoenix is a women’s boutique that carries unique apparel, footwear, scarves, and jewelry from contemporary, fashion-forward designers. The locals and visitors of Richmond, Virginia will find this lovely women’s clothing store located conveniently along West Cary Street, within the Carytown neighborhood. K McCarthy, the store’s proprietor, traveled all throughout South America shortly after graduating from the University of Virginia. There, a love affair with fabrics and textiles was developed after seeing a number of indigenous tribes in Ecuador, Columbia, and Peru. Some of the very talented designers represented in this boutique include Luna Luz, Michael Stars, Matti Mamane, and Ronen Chen.
3101 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-354-0711
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Established in 2005, Quirk Gallery is an impressive art gallery that is located along West Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia. The gallery has been a major staple within the Richmond community for over 13 years. Quirk exhibits pieces of art from international and local artists about every eight weeks. The curated shop features unique prints, ceramics, cards, candles, jewelry, and much more. A few of the current exhibitions include Emily Herr – ‘Who is she?’ The Girls! Girls! Girls! Mural Series, Collected; Anne Blackwell Thompson – Bespoke Botanicals; and Sami Cronk – ‘How was your day today?’ Some of the featured artists include Erica Bello, Kat Cole, Sarah Hand, Diego Sanchez, and Cecile Myers.
207 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-340-6036
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Roan, a chic, high-end women’s clothing store, is nestled in Richmond’s upscale Carytown neighborhood. Hank Greenberg, the store’s owner, has described it as a blend of colors, textures, and patterns that capture the imagination with limitless possibilities – never dull and boring. Hank hand-selects fashion-forward pieces from Milan, Paris, and New York, filling the store’s racks with an ever-changing collection of trendy, ready-to-wear clothes from both emerging and established designers. Roan offers everything from shoes to bags to clothing to accessories. A couple featured items include the Jerome Dreyfuss – Iogor Shoulder Bag, and the Christian Louboutin – So Kate Bootie.
3142 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-288-3699
21.Rosewood Clothing Co.
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Rosewood Clothing Co. is a women’s clothing and home goods store that is located on West Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia. The store is a beacon of creativity, individuality, and ambition, hailing women that work hard as well as play hard. The shop provides a space where passion and creativity are celebrated with curating outfits that can be worn while customers are working in their respective crafts. Rosewood specializes in pieces that are comfortable, unique, and sustainable. When visitors shop here, they are reducing waste, while also supporting ethical ways of shopping. Ladies love the Vintage Brown Short Leather Trench Jacket and Molly VA made Big Blue Drop Earrings.
16 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 434-806-3523
22.The Virginia Shop
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The Virginia Shop is a gift shop that is located at the Library of Virginia on East Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia. Monday through Friday the shop is open from 10:00AM to until 4:00PM; during evening and public weekend events at the library, the shop is open for extended hours. The Virginia Shop offers excellent programs such as First Friday events, artist demonstrations, Books on Broad, and a popular evening book club. The shop regularly features work from Virginia artisans and artists, focusing on products inspired and made by the Commonwealth. Shoppers will find everything from children’s literature to home and office goods to drink ware to clothing and accessories.
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-692-3524
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Urban Interiors is a well-stocked home goods store that is located on West Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia. The store’s collection of furniture draws inspiration from popular trends that include warm modern, industrial chic, and urban rustic, with vintage and bohemian elements. The artfully-designed pieces transition easily into any home, creating a warm, casual, and inviting living space. The store carries fabulously-unique accessories that will turn any house into a home. Shoppers will find sculptures, wall art, lamps, made-to-order signs, and numerous accent pieces. Urban Interiors is also home to one of Richmond’s best gift shops, filled with plenty of reasonably priced and unusual gift ideas.
3422 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-382-6815
Verdalina is an exquisite women’s clothing store that is located along West Broad Street in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Established in 2013, the store is very proud to be the exclusive source in Richmond where locals and visitors can find slow-philosophy pieces that offer lasting quality and style using organic, fair trade, environmentally responsible materials. Verdalina features apothecary, clothing, and accessories that are made from small producers that have a deep passion for sustainable practices and design. Chosen for their sweatshop-free production and aesthetic, the lines Verdalina carries represent designers who have departed from disposable clothes and fast fashion. The Merlette – Kiakora Dress and Rachel Comey – Besti Dress are a couple of must haves.
325 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-788-8800
25.World of Mirth
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Established in the year of 1993, World of Mirth got its start as a funky novelty and vintage shop that was determined to deliver a unique shopping experience as an alternative in a world filled with mainstream shopping. This happy place of a toy shop is located on West Cary Street, within the Carytown district of Richmond, Virginia. Some have described it as a one-of-a-kind space where Pee Wee’s Playhouse meets Dr. Seuss. Many of the toys within the store appeal to children, as well as the inner child within most adults. Some fan favorites include Cards Against Humanity, Red Planet Robot, and Squirrel Stud Earrings.
3005 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, Phone: 804-353-8991
25 Best Richmond, Virginia Shopping Spots
- Lou Lou Boutiques, Photo: Lou Lou Boutiques
- Mod&Soul, Photo: Mod&Soul
- Little Nomad, Photo: Little Nomad
- Clementine, Photo: Clementine
- Crème de la Creme, Photo: Crème de la Creme
- Dear Neighbor, Photo: Dear Neighbor
- Elephants and Giraffes Children’s Boutique, Photo: Elephants and Giraffes Children’s Boutique
- For the Love of Pete!, Photo: For the Love of Pete!
- Fraiche, Photo: Fraiche
- Glassboat, Photo: Glassboat
- Ledbury, Photo: Ledbury
- 1Z 2Z 3Z Baby & Toddler Boutique, Photo: 1Z 2Z 3Z Baby & Toddler Boutique
- 707 Fine Clothing, Photo: 707 Fine Clothing
- Carytown Dolls and Bears, Photo: Carytown Dolls and Bears
- Mongrel, Photo: Mongrel
- Quinn, Photo: Quinn
- Need Supply Co., Photo: Need Supply Co.
- The Phoenix, Photo: The Phoenix
- Quirk Gallery, Photo: Quirk Gallery
- Roan, Photo: Ivan Kurmyshov/stock.adobe.com
- Rosewood Clothing Co., Photo: Rosewood Clothing Co.
- The Virginia Shop, Photo: The Virginia Shop
- Urban Interiors, Photo: Urban Interiors
- Verdalina, Photo: Verdalina
- World of Mirth, Photo: World of Mirth
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