Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Old Town Boutique District plans to host this annual event in May.
The Old Town Boutique District is once again hosting its annual Boutiques Give Back Charity Day. This year’s event will be May 18. Each of the 39 retail members of the boutique district hand pick a charity or will invite customers to pick a charity of choice for the store to donate sales proceeds on this Saturday. Participating stores will donate up to 20 percent of their sales to designated charities. For example, shop at The Dog Park and help out Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Stop by Hooray for Books! and give Wright to Read a hand. A trip to Potomac Bead & Co. will help out Senior Services of Alexandria. More information is available at www.oldtownboutiquedistrict.com. For the quickest updates about Alexandria, Follow @alexandriapatch on…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Dozens of Old Town boutiques plan to participate in the 8th annual event.
The annual Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale is just around the corner. The 8th annual sale featuring high-end boutique merchandise will be at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2. The memorial building is walkable from the King Street Metro, although be prepared to take on a rather steep hill. There is also parking in the memorial parking lot. The sale, which attracts shoppers from outside the area, features clothing, shoes, jewelry and home furnishings for up to 80 percent off retail prices. Participating boutiques include women’s boutique Hysteria, children’s shop Pink and Brown and maternity store the Apple Seed. For a full list of participating shops, click here. For more news about …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Old Town shop takes top honors for the second year in a row.
For the second year in a row, Walker Home has won the Old Town Boutique District’s Window Wonderland contest, celebrating holiday window décor this season. Shoppers voted online for their favorite window display on the Old Town Boutique District’s website. Second place goes to @Home Real Estate with fibre space taking the honors for third. What else is going on during this holiday season in Old Town? Check out our Holiday Guide, follow Old Town Alexandria Patch on Facebook and on Twitter.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Boutiques have banded together to offer big sales and the city is offering free parking on Nov. 23, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year.
Shops in Old Town Alexandria are offering enticing deals seeking to lure Black Friday shoppers to the neighborhood. Additionally, the city is offering incentives like free parking and expanded public transit hours. The free King Street Trolley will begin operating at 6 a.m. Shoppers can board a trolley every 15 minutes and hop on and off at 20 stops between the King St./Old Town Metro station and the waterfront. The city is offering free parking at parking meters and in all city-owned garages and parking lots as a special incentive for shoppers to visit Old Town. The following garages and lots are opening at 6 a.m., with free parking all day: Many of Alexandria’s independently owned shops are offering special discounts, with early and …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Participating boutiques with the 30-store consortium are offering treats and some tricks on Saturday.
The Old Town Boutique District is celebrating Halloween with its annual Trick or Treating event on Saturday. Children and adults are invited to visit any of the participating stores to receive special tricks – or treats. Halloween costumes are encouraged. To identify participating OTBD stores, a special "Trick or Treat with the Boutiques" poster will be displayed in all participating stores, which include: If you would like your Old Town business listed in the Old Town Alexandria Patch directory, follow the instructions here.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The designer, Stuart Nordin, grew up on S. St. Asaph St., where she's now opening her first shop.
Stuart Nordin Design is opening next week in Old Town, marking a return to the designer’s roots where she grew up on S. St. Asaph Street. “I’ve always loved Old Town…and it’s become such a great center for owner-operated boutiques,” Nordin said. “It’s a perfect place for a sense of community.” Nordin grew up on St. Asaph and recently moved to Ford’s Landing from Harvard Street. “My husband and I were out walking and happened to see a sign in front of 101 S. St. Asaph that said the location was available,” Nordin recalls. “It’s the same street I grew up on. I thought ‘This is the place. This is the time.’” Nordin had been commuting into Washington, D.C., where she worked for a design firm but decided that after the birth of her son, now 13 …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The shop will move into the King Street spot recently vacated by Arts Afire.
Red Barn Mercantile is moving to a new spot in Old Town and is marking down most of its merchandise before it relocates. The shop, which offers an eclectic mix of new and antique merchandise, is moving from S. Columbus Street to 1117 King St., which was recently vacated by Arts Afire. “We are really looking forward to this new opportunity,” said Red Barn owner Amy Rutherford. “King Street has always been the main artery for retail and dining in Old Town and I can’t wait to show off our one-of-a-kind merchandise to more visitors and residents of Alexandria.” Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors at 113 S. Columbus St. in September 2007. “When we launched the store, Old Town was the only place I considered. Alexandria is our home and its …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Member of the Old Town Boutique District consortium plans to reopen in San Francisco area. Online boutique will still be open for business.
After five years in Old Town Alexandria, Treat is moving out of the area to relocate to the San Francisco bay area. In a blog post, owner Jennifer Donohue said she is relocating with her family to the West Coast, "and will be taking TREAT along with us." The St. Asaph Street location will close at the end of May. The boutique, which sells discounted designer clothes, is offering an extra 50 percent off all final sale items through Saturday.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Proceeds from sales on May 19, as well as other activities, will go toward a boutique-selected charity.
The Old Town Boutique District is hosting its second Boutiques Give Back Charity Day, one of the largest retail charity collaborations in the area. On May 19, more than 30 retailers and 30 charities will participate in the event. Each participating retailer has chosen local and national charities to support and honor on this special shopping day. For example, Pink & Brown will donate profits to K.I.D.S. (Kids In Distressed Situations), Current Boutique will give customers 15 percent off their purchases if they donate gently used suits for Suited for Change, and Red Barn Mercantile will offer free design advice all day, craft for kids and 20 percent of sales from the day will go to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia. A complete list …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Black Friday sales attract shoppers to specialty stores in Old Town.
The Old Town Boutique District's efforts to market the deep discounts offered by its members paid off as the specialty stores saw a steady stream of customers beginning at 6 a.m. Friday. A line of about 70 people at 8:30 a.m. were patiently waiting outside of fibre space, which had been servicing clients since the early opening hours. Members of the group chatted pleasantly outside, well-bundled in colorful sweaters while exchanged tips on knits and yarns, a store specialty. Christi Furman, who was working the cash register at Hooray for Books! on Friday morning said the children's book store had seen constant customers since the early opening hours. "It's been a steady stream all morning," she said, adding that the store got an extra …