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
307 Main Street, Washington
This pretty yellow shop and art gallery has a unique mix of fine art, home decor, vintage goods and gifts.
1015 King Street, Alexandria
Unique collection of vintage, one-of-a-kind chic barware and glassware.
1201 King Street, Alexandria
Stationery goods, custom invitations and gifts.
RED BARN MERCANTILE
117 King Street, Alexandria
Home furnishings, homewares and gift shop located in historic Old Town Alexandria.
917 King Street, Alexandria
Small batch coffee roasters, hand roasting daily.
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.
315 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach
An apothecary featuring beauty and skin products that are clean, sustainable, free of toxins and harmful chemicals.
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.
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
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”.
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.
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
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