Best Virginia Shops

From the pretty coastal beach towns to historic Richmond and the maple-producing Highland County, Virginia has many unique and vibrant independent shops. Coffee shops, bookshops, vintage shops and home goods shops. These Best Virginia Shops are some of our favorites. So when you’re visiting this scenic state be sure to add them to your list and itinerary. For a full list of Richmond shops check out this guide to Richmond’s neighborhoods and our TSK Richmond Map. Each shop image is linked to the shop’s Instagram account for more information and details. We’d love to know your favorite stores too! As we discover more we will continue to update our list. If you know a shop you would like to share use THIS FORM to pop in their details.

SUGAR TREE COUNTRY STORE

185 Mansion House Road, McDowell

This pretty, historic facade is home to maple syrup producers located in the scenic mountains of Highland County. The country store offers a wide range of maple syrup related goods

photo bobexplores


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R.H. BALLARD

307 Main Street, Washington

This pretty yellow shop and art gallery has a unique mix of fine art, home decor, vintage goods and gifts.

photo rhballardshop


ALEXANDRIA

THE HOUR

1015 King Street, Alexandria

Unique collection of vintage, one-of-a-kind chic barware and glassware.

photo kaygardiner


PENNY POST

1201 King Street, Alexandria

Stationery goods, custom invitations and gifts.

photo clairemadeit


RED BARN MERCANTILE

117 King Street, Alexandria

Home furnishings, homewares and gift shop located in historic Old Town Alexandria.


MISHA’S COFFEE

917 King Street, Alexandria

Small batch coffee roasters, hand roasting daily.

photo frenchieyankee


STABLER-LEADBEATER APOTHECARY MUSEUM

105-107 S Fairfax Street, Alexandria

Not strictly a shop but a beautifully preserved example of an apothecary from a bygone era.


NEW DOMINION BOOKSHOP

404 E Main Street, Charlottesville

As well as being the oldest bookstore in Virginia, founded in 1924, the New Dominion Bookshop is also home to a beautiful rose garden.

photo simoneandherbooks


GLOW APOTHECARY

315 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

An apothecary featuring beauty and skin products that are clean, sustainable, free of toxins and harmful chemicals.

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RICHMOND

SUB ROSA BAKERY

620 N. 25th Street, Richmond

A wood fired bakery and stone-milling operation located in the historic neighborhood of Church Hill. Sub Rosa Bakery specializes in the timeless craft of bread and pastry using organic, regional, and heirloom grains.


ACCOUTRE

13 S 15th Street, Richmond

Design-driven, functional tools for the well-appointed home. Accoutre provides tools for home cooks and professionals alike, to enhance the pleasures of cooking and eating. Read more


DEAR NEIGHBOR

2415 Jefferson Avenue, Richmond

A charming black clapboard building houses a carefully selected edit of new, handmade and vintage goods. Dear Neighbor represents talented brands and designers, with an emphasis on artisan and local made.


CHOP SUEY BOOKS

2913 W Cary Street, Richmond

A bookshop providing a collection of gently used literature, art, photography, architecture, design, philosophy, poetry, theater, and film books lives up to it’s name Chop Suey “a little bit of this, a little bit of that”.


ADDISON

103 S Addison Street, Richmond

This sunny shop has a lovely mix of men’s and women’s vintage clothing with a collection of handmade jewelry and gifts.


NA NIN

101 S Addison Street, Richmond

This popular women’s boutique started as a vintage clothing line and has expanded to include its own brand of clothing, vintage, and fragrances alongside a selection of items by independent designers


SOMEDAY

22 E Broad Street, Richmond

A welcoming, loft-like space filled with covetable plants, homewares, and vintage goods. The stunning long, marble-topped counter serves as a central gathering place for gift-wrapping or serving champagne. Read more

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