The Best Places To Shop In Richmond

From treasured institutions to buzzy newcomers, these stores deserve a spot on your Virginia itinerary.

Richmond's Fan District

Robbie Caponetto

Any stay in the Commonwealth’s capital city should include a visit to the James River, a walk to see the row houses in the Fan, and reservations at some of Virginia’s best restaurants. But amidst your busy schedule, make time to explore the welcoming boutiques scattered around Richmond’s vibrant neighborhoods. Whether you’re on the hunt for locally made souvenirs, well-curated vintage, or thoughtfully sourced home accessories, these shops highlight the River City’s varied and eclectic style. Read our full list below and plan your next treasure hunting adventure to this dynamic Southern destination. 


For more than 30 years, Mongrel has occupied a prominent spot in Richmond’s popular shopping neighborhood, Carytown. From off-beat games and Southern cookbooks to ornaments and pint glasses featuring the city’s skyline, Mongrel is a must-visit for anyone looking to take a piece of the city’s funky spirit back home. The shop’s extensive (and occasionally irreverent) gift card selection is sure to inspire a few laughs from both givers and receivers;

Na Nin

Na Nin- Richmond, Virginia

Robbie Caponetto

One step inside this Addison Street gem, and you’ll immediately feel at ease among the subtle scents and soft textures. While Na Nin began as a vintage clothing store in 2009, it only took a few more years for owner Kate Jennings to create her own line of fragrances with familiar names like Jolene, Landslide, and Cripple Creek. Visitors can now shop Na Nin’s in-house clothing, made from materials like waffled cotton, silk jersey, and alpaca, both in-store and online;

Halcyon Vintage

Halcyon Vintage- Richmond, Virginia

Courtesy of Halcyon Vintage Clothing

Situated on a quiet street in the city’s Fan district, Halcyon Vintage is a go-to source for well-constructed clothing from years gone by. The shop has helped costume designers source their wardrobes for movies, television, and broadway productions since 1983. Whether you’re on the hunt for an evening gown from the 60s, a needlepoint handbag, or a tiny treasure to fit in your carryon (don’t miss the silk scarves and brooches), a Halcyon purchase always inspires compliments;

Fountain Bookstore

First opened in 1978, Fountain Bookstore occupies an inviting cobblestone block in Shockoe Slip, not far from the city’s Canal Walk. Avid readers can casually browse the shelves, punctuated with handwritten recommendations, or they can join one of the shop’s six themed book clubs, each led by a staff member. Fountain is proud to host a full calendar of programming throughout the year, connecting readers with the authors they love;


Jardin- Richmond, VA

Cameron Leonard

The little sister to Church Hill’s French restaurant Grisette, Jardin is an approachable wine shop with a helpful staff and a memorable patio. The shelves are filled with bottle suggestions from the team, often influenced by their recent travels. Even if you’re new to the world of wine, you’ll start to feel like a regular after just one visit;

Deep Groove Records

Head to North Robinson Street for a casual stroll through this perfectly sized record shop. Take your time flipping through country, jazz, and soul favorites, plus the latest releases on vinyl. Even on a busy afternoon, you’ll have time to look through the store’s not-too-big, thoughtfully curated selection. Ask the knowledgeable staff to share what music they're currently enjoying from Virginia-based artists;


Lineage- Richmond, VA

Jason Collins

Founded in Harrisonburg six years ago, Lineage makes waxed canvas and leather bags, all named after Virginia’s regional landmarks. At the expansive Carytown store, visitors can not only shop the James Weekender and the Shenandoah Tote, but also some of our favorite Southern-made goods. Fill your new bag with Charleston’s Red Clay Hot Sauce, Virginia’s Belmont Peanuts, Asheville’s Spicewalla Seasonings, and vases from West Virginia’s East Wheeling Clayworks;


Positioned on the charming corner of Libbie and Grove Avenues, Peter-Blair has offered high-quality menswear to the Westhampton neighborhood for three decades. The shop may be best known for its line of colorful neckties, first introduced in 2003. Their clever patterns in bold shades are hand-sewn in the United States, but stocked at more than 250 boutiques around the world;

The Gallery Store at the Quirk

Holiday Decor at the Quirk Hotel in Richmond, VA
Cedric Angeles

No trip to Richmond is complete without a stop in the Quirk Hotel’s well-documented pink lobby. Once inside, make a turn to the right for a look at the Quirk Gallery’s rotating exhibits and small, but striking gift shop. Amongst the playful collection of books, jewelry, ceramics, and art prints, you’re sure to find clever presents for even your hard-to-shop-for friends;


While enjoying the city’s downtown Arts district, stop into Someday’s light-filled shop for fresh wreaths, scene-stealing table accessories, and kitchen tools that are both elegant and functional. With a focus on sustainability, the store also keeps a rotating selection of vintage art, mirrors, and other home goods, giving you the chance to complete your space with nearly one-of-a-kind items.

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields- Richmond, Virginia

Courtesy of Strawberry Fields

Whether you’re looking to send or receive fresh flowers in the Richmond area, the team at Strawberry Fields will create a colorful arrangement to suit your taste. In addition to custom blooms, step into the shop to find plants, terrariums, and garden accessories, plus pottery, scents, and paper goods from local artisans.

Nellie George

Visit Nellie George in the city’s Westhampton neighborhood to discover colorful womenswear and accessories worthy of your next special occasion. In the store designed by Richmond’s own Janie Molster, Southern-minded shoppers can find jewelry from regional brands like Mignonne Gavigan, Hart, and Vana Chupp Studio;

Beckon Home

Filled with inspiration for your next interior design project, Beckon Home is a welcome addition to the growing retail selection on Patterson Avenue. The thoughtful assortment of throw pillows, rugs, and original art will add a splash of color to any home, but the shop is also a destination for host gifts. Keep their seasonal tabletop accessories, colorful glassware, and specialty taper candles on hand and you’ll never show up to a party empty handed again;

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