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.
201 W Broad Street
The hotel was perfectly located, and the first recommended shop, Quirk Gallery, was conveniently situated off the hotel lobby.
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.
3100 W Cary Street
3011 W Cary Street
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.
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.
22 E Broad Street
Sustainable home goods, vintage wares and plants.
311 W Broad Street
315 W. Broad Street
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.