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Holiday Shopping Guide to Alexandria, VA

Join us here at The Alexandrian this holiday season, and you’ll have at your ready disposal one of the best shopping hotspots in the country—bar none. After all, you’ll be poised in Autograph Collection luxury and comfort right on King Street in Old Town: a thoroughfare that’s been called “one of the best indie boutique scenes on the East Coast” and the “Shop Small headquarters of the D.C. region.”

So if you’re staring down an intimidatingly long holiday-shopping list—or even a nice, short, and sweet one—come bask in the utmost in Old Town Alexandria hospitality here at The Alexandrian while you check off those lucky friends and loved ones in one fell swoop!

Alexandria, Virginia: Boutique Bonanzas & More

Our main drag of King Street hosts better than 160 independent stores and boutiques along a supremely walkable mile or so in the heart of beautiful and historic Old Town Alexandria. An American to Paris to Gossypia, Red Barn Mercantile to Coco Blanca, Diva Consignment Boutique to The Lucky Knot: You need multiple days to do justice to King Street’s shopping universe, and whether you’re looking for something specific or browsing to find that perfect gift for a tricky-to-shop-for person on your list, you’re bound to have success here.

King Street boasts an exceptional lineup of independent storefronts, but you won’t be lacking for national chains in the neighborhood either: from Anthropologie (610 King St.) and H&M (614 King St.) to Banana Republic (628 King St.) and Crate & Barrel Outlet (1700 Prince St.).

Pick up some treasures oozing Alexandrian spirit at spots such as The Old Town Shop (105 S. Union St.) or the Alexandria Visitor Center (221 King St.), or prowl the uniquely stocked gift shops of some of our first-rate museums: from the Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (105-107 S. Fairfax St.) to the Alexandria Archaeology Museum (105 N. Union St., #327).

You’ll find some bustling shopping centers in and around Alexandria as well, from the Potomac Yard Center (3671 Jefferson Davis Hwy) to the Springfield Town Center (6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA).

For more info on shopping in Alexandria, check out this great overview of King Street’s businesses and this directory for Old Town.

Enjoy Premium Old Town Alexandria Accommodations While Taking Care of Holiday Shopping This Season

Cut down on the stress and the hassle by choosing The Alexandrian as your holiday-shopping headquarters this season: You’ll have the amazing concentration of topnotch stores along King Street and other easy-to-reach retail destinations, and meanwhile enjoy the most pampered getaway amid our Autograph Collection luxury.

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