Shopping in Alexandria, Virginia

Best Places to Shop in Alexandria

Pop-up shops in the Torpedo Factory Art Center
Photo Courtesy Torpedo Factory Art Center

Shopping in Alexandria is an experience you can't miss! The historic town has a variety of unique shops ranging from antiques to art galleries to jewelry stores to souvenir shops. The following guide will help you find the best destinations for shopping in Alexandria.
Old Town Alexandria
A variety of shops are clustered around King Street in Old Town Alexandria, selling antiques, crafts, home furnishings, unique gifts and tasty treats. The historic town is a fun place for shopping because you will find a wide variety of boutiques, many of which are owned and operated by local residents. See a list of shops.
Torpedo Factory Arts Center
105 North Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia. The highlight of Alexandria's scenic Potomac River waterfront area, the Torpedo Factory is a great place to buy original artwork such as paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, glasswork, photographs and more. Be sure to allow plenty of time for shopping and observing some of the artists at work in their studios.
The Alexandria Farmers Market
301 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Said to be the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the U.S., the Alexandria Farmers Market offers meat, dairy, fish, fruits and vegetables. It is open for shopping year-round on Saturdays, from 5 to 10:30 a.m.
Potomac Yard Center
3671 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Alexandria, Virginia. Completed in 1997, Potomac Yard Shopping Center, is a 589,856-square-foot retail center in Alexandria, Virginia with a variety of stores, restaurants, and movie theaters. Head to this nearby shopping area, if you are looking for the large retail chains such as Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Old Navy, Children’s Place, Sports Authority, Target and more. There’s also a Shoppers Food Warehouse, Regal Cinemas and plenty of restaurants.

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