Events

Alexandria Restaurant Week: Where to Dine

Alexandria Restaurant Week: Where to Dine

This Friday kicks off the 2017 winter edition of Alexandria Restaurant Week. For 10 days, diners are invited to satisfy their hunger at 70 restaurants in all Alexandria neighborhoods, including Old Town. It’s a time for local chefs to shine, and for folks to visit old favorites and discover new gems. Browse through the online […]

Tips to Score Big at the Alexandria Warehouse Sale

Tips to Score Big at the Alexandria Warehouse Sale

This Saturday marks the 12th Annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale. Every year the sale gets bigger and better. We are returning to the Westin Alexandria, located off Duke Street inside the Carlyle section of Old Town. We couldn’t have asked for a better spot. The ballroom is spacious, which means more savings available for you! […]

Learn Something New in the New Year

Learn Something New in the New Year

January can be refreshing as it marks the beginning of a new year and signals a fresh start. However, it can be a bit stressful for some folks as the pressure to make resolutions and stick to them mounts up. I used to fall in the latter category and ended up being too grand with my aspirations. […]

New Year’s Eve: Glitz, Glam & Yum

New Year’s Eve: Glitz, Glam & Yum

Ring in the New Year with a touch of glamour! We’ve pulled together a chic look that will last you until after midnight in comfort, but still bring plenty of sparkle to the room. If you are hosting, grab some tools and ingredients to throw together your spread with ease. And if you plan to spend […]

Planning your Boutique District Black Friday shopping

Planning your Boutique District Black Friday shopping

This Friday, the shops in the Boutique District will be offering some of the best deals of the year! Most of our boutiques are rewarding the early bird with big savings at 6 a.m. However, there are only so many stores you can visit within two hours. The good news? You’ll still catch some savings […]

Holiday Shopping at 116 King

Holiday Shopping at 116 King

Every now and then a meeting of the minds come together in business to bring about something extraordinary. Take a concept, connect it with a brand, get local support, and before you know it, the doors are open and ready for business at 116 King. The Holiday Pop-Up Shop is a collaboration between the Alexandria […]

Experience the Old Town Boutique District

Experience the Old Town Boutique District

In Old Town, we place the emphasis on creating one-of-a-kind shopping experiences and providing Main Street hospitality year-round. Small Business Saturday is our time to shine. The shops in the Boutique District host trunk shows, offer gifts with purchases, and feature special tastings and demonstrations. Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2016 FEAUTURED EXPERIENCES: Hooray for […]

Monday Must Haves 11.14.16

Monday Must Haves 11.14.16

Follow our Monday Must Haves each week for the hottest items currently available in the Old Town Boutique District. Hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving! It seriously has snuck up on me this year. Fortunately I have my go-to shops in the Boutique District to get ready for the big day. Whether you […]

Be Merry with Red Barn Mercantile

Be Merry with Red Barn Mercantile

Old Town shoppers know that the holiday season officially begins with Red Barn Mercantile’s annual holiday unveiling. Each year, Amy and her staff work overtime to get several trees decorated and the store transformed into a dazzling display of merriment. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever. The party is also a […]

Shopkeeper Spotlight: Gossypia

Shopkeeper Spotlight: Gossypia

Having lived in Latin America for several years, Amanda Lasker fell in love with the folk art and clothing she encountered. She eventually moved back to the U.S. and married, but she couldn’t forget the amazing jewelry designers she met while in Mexico. When she decided to open her business in 1968, she turned to […]