An afternoon in Richmond, VA

Last month I had the opportunity to make a brief visit to Richmond, VA. The night before I did some quick research and happily discovered the Quirk Hotel, a perfectly pink-accented hotel with an architecturally amazing lobby. A quick internet search didn’t provide much in terms of interesting shops to explore, but thankfully got some great tips from The Shopkeepers Instagram community.

Quirk Hotel

201 W Broad Street

The hotel was perfectly located, and the first recommended shop, Quirk Gallery, was conveniently situated off the hotel lobby.

Quirk Gallery, Richmond VA
Quirk Gallery, Richmond VA
Quirk Gallery, Richmond VA

Quirk Gallery

207 W Broad Street

From there I went to W Cary Street and as I wandered further afield I became more and more enchanted, discovering one unique shop after another. There is so much creative energy evident in the magnificent historic shopfronts that are finding new life as independent retail shops.

Need Supply Co., Richmond VA
Need Supply Co., Richmond VA

Need Supply Co.

3100 W Cary Street

Brick & Mortar

3011 W Cary Street

Chop Suey Books, Richmond Virginia

Chop Suey Books

W Cary Street

These are just some of the inspiring shops I visited, and a taste of Richmond’s thriving independent retail scene. There is a TSK Maps Richmond in the works, some Richmond shop features and a guide to the Best Shops by City Richmond edition.

Addison, Richmond VA
Addison, Richmond VA
Na Nin, Richmond VA
The Wild Heart, Richmond VA

Addison, Na Nin & The Wild Heart

101, 103, & 105 S. Addison Street

A lovely group of shops on South Addison Street for handmade and vintage clothing and accessories, apothecary, jewelry and home goods.

The Someday Shop

22 E Broad Street

Sustainable home goods, vintage wares and plants.

Charm School Social Club, Richmond VA

Charm School Social Club

311 W Broad Street

Ledbury, Richmond VA


315 W. Broad Street

Dear Neighbor, Richmond VA

Dear Neighbor

2415 Jefferson Avenue

Disappointed that Dear Neighbor and neighboring bakery, Sub Rosa were closed the day I visited and that there is so much more to see and do in Richmond, I am already planning my return trip.