Tucked into the cozy brick-lined streets of Old Town Alexandria, the Old Town Boutique District features over 30 unique shops showcasing one-of-a-kind items and hard-to-find brands. From home décor, fashion, jewelry, beauty, children’s apparel, home, food, wine and gifts, you’ll find everything that you desire here. Meet the members of the Boutique District.
Serious shoppers have long realized that the Old Town Boutique District is the region’s top retail destination. And while so much retail has become big boxes with acres of self-service shelves, the Boutique District still believes that service and knowledge count. Whether you need to make a quick trip for a must-have accessory for tonight’s cocktail party or if you’re looking for a shopping excursion, the Boutique District is the place to find something extra special and unique.
The Old Town Boutique District is located in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Old Town Alexandria is conveniently located a mere 4 miles along the scenic Potomac River from Washington DC and Reagan National Airport. It’s also easily accessed via the metro or water taxi from Washington DC and the new National Harbor Resort.
Watch the ABC7’s Working Women segment featuring Elizabeth Todd, founder of The Old Town Boutique District and owner of The Shoe Hive.
Boutique Owners: Interested in joining the Old Town Boutique District? Learn more & apply.
- Keep more dollars in the local economy.
For every $100 spent in a local store, $68 will stay in the community. But, spend $100 at a chain store and only $43 stays in the community.
- Create more local jobs.
That extra money is spent on hiring more people in the community, who buy their own products and services and pay taxes.
- Attract tourism and visitors.
It’s old Town’s independently owned businesses that make it a unique destination for tourists and residents of the washington, D.C. area.
- Get better service.
Local businesses take more time to get to know you and the products they’re selling.
- Help local causes.
Studies have shown that local businesses provide 350% more support to community causes than national chains.
- Enjoy a diverse range of product choices.
Small businesses choose products based on what their customers love and need — not a national sales plan.
- Help the environment.
By shopping in a central business district, you discourage sprawl. Plus, purchases by independent businesses typically require less transportation. And our easy Metro access and King Street Trolleys reduce congestion and pollution.
- Invest in the community.
Local businesses are owned by people who live here, work here, and are more invested in our future.
- Invest in entrepreneurship.
Local entrepreneurs work hard to grow their businesses. As they expand, they create more wealth for the local economy.
- Put your taxes to good use.
Shopping in old Town requires less public infrastructure, less maintenance and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested right here in Alexandria.