Boutique Block Parties


Beginning May 8, the Boutiques have something special in the works for its customers. As part of the Boutiques Up Late promotion, the Boutiques are planning in-store events Thursdays in May and early June, between the hours of 6-8. Some will have food and signature cocktails, others will feature a trunk show or a special raffle. I am even hearing word of live music!

To make it easier for you to visit all your favorite Boutiques, we will feature a different section of Old Town each week. We will begin with the upper part of King and work our way down to the Waterfront. Details are rolling in and listed below, but we can already promise that these are evenings in Old Town that you won’t want to miss!

June 5: Lower King
North Fairfax to Union Street

  • 1. Gossypia: Kick up your feet with some Latin beats! Gossypia and La Cuisine will co-host a Mexican Band, Horchata and plantain chips. Plus a little food friendly white wine from Grape+Bean and one of their signature appetizers
  • 2. La Cuisine: Marcy Butler Design will be in the store to introduce her line of aprons. Party goers will receive a discount on Marcy Butler aprons purchased that night! More details
  • 3. Tchoupitoulas Furnishing: Enjoy New Orleans style cocktails, live Jazz music, and mouth watering h’ordeuvres! Door prizes and discounts available!
  • 4. Acme Mid-Century + Modern: Celebrate Acme’s upcoming move with a delicious glass of sangria and 15% discount. There will also be a raffle for a special prize!
  • 5. She’s Unique: The carnival is stopping at She’s Unique! Join the fun with a signature punch, a special discount during the event, and jewelry styling tips from Natalie of The Fashionably Broke! More details
  • 6. Lou Lou: The staff at Lou Lou will be introducing their new Loyalty Card with DJ fanfare plus offering a 20% discount on a single purchase.
  • 7. The Christmas Attic & Urban Attic: Try out some samples of the new Thymes coriander mandarin hand lotion and receive a Tokyo Milk gift with purchase. All while enjoying yummy refreshments!
  • 8. Mystique Jewelers: Bring by your bling for complimentary cleaning and a design consultation! Enter for a chance to win a gift certificate from Little Washington Wellness and Spa, plus receive $50 off a purchase of $150 or more!


Filed: Events, Old Town, Trends


  • 5/4/14 21:48 The District Insider | Week In Lifestyle // May 5-11:

    […] Old Town Boutique Block Party: Select boutiques in Alexandria are planning in-store events this month; including tastings, signature cocktails, trunk shows, demos, raffles and LIVE music. Thursday, May 8. 6pm-8pm. Upper King: Harvard St to Henry St, Alexandria, VA. Cost: Free. […]


  • 5/5/14 9:45 Monday Headlines – Alexandria Kids Reject Healthier Food, Food Trucks in Alexandria, and More | Red Brick Town:

    […] Alexandria’s boutiques are open late on Thursday’s starting this month (OTBD) […]


  • 5/8/14 12:45 Northern Virginia Mother’s Day Sales and News Round-Up:

    […] is the new Friday in Old Town Alexandria with the new ‘Boutiques Up Late’ Block Parties. Every Thursday the boutiques will stay open until 8 p.m allowing customers to be able to shop after […]


  • 5/16/14 15:12 Jessica K. O.:

    We started “block partying” at 6:30 p.m. last night and to our disappointment, European Country Living & Bloomers were both closed by 6:45 p.m. and therefore did not feature any of the fun things that they advertised. It was such a bummer! I would call before venturing out to block party if you are interested in the advertised promotions.

    We did have some success at Bellacara and I’m super happy we went there and that they participated in the block party!


    • 5/18/14 11:56 Jacqueline:

      So Sorry Jessica. Due to the looming threat of flooding and bad storms after making a decision with some other members of OTBD we decided to postpone our event until Thursday May 22, 2014 6-8pm.
      Please come and join us than for Sangria and appetizers from Bistro du Soleil and a chance to win a $500 Gift Card.


    • 5/28/14 11:25 Old Town Boutique District:

      Hi Jessica, again, our apologies for the unexpected closures. I hope you will give us another shot this Thursday, 5/29, at our next party! Should the weather be in issue in the future we will do a better job at getting the word out!


  • 5/18/14 22:32 Shopping Old Town | My Little Bird:

    […] May 29, Shoe Hive will host “Cocktails in the Courtyard with Cinco Powell” as part of the Old Town Boutique District Block Party series of events on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. Cinco Powell handbags are customizable, so you […]


  • 5/29/14 6:32 Alexandria's Boutique's Are Throwing a Block Party Tonight! | Red Brick Town:

    […] Town Alexandria’s boutiques are throwing a block party on Thursday night’s in May and June. Tonight, the boutique’s on the south side of King Street are involved – […]


  • 6/3/14 14:10 Boutique Block Party | Neon Tumi:

    […] You can get directions and read more about this event here. […]


  • 6/5/14 14:46 Alexandria's Boutique Shops Are Having a Block Party Tonight! | Red Brick Town:

    […] Town Alexandria’s boutiques are throwing a block party on Thursday night’s in May and June. Tonight, the boutique’s from North Fairfax Street to Union Street are […]


  • 6/5/14 16:13 June in Handcrafted Alexandria – Handcrafted Alexandria:

    […] JUN 5 Block Party Gossypia Stop by Gossypia for a Block Party featuring live Mexican music, door prizes (w/purchase), refreshments, an Instagram contest and much more. Read more. […]