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Finding the Best Places to Shop In Alexandria


In addition to its rich history, Alexandria is also home to great shopping ranging from the more traditional retail malls to eclectic boutiques and one of a kind shops in Old Town.

Potomac Yard Center

Located on Jefferson Davis Highway, one of the best places for shopping is the Potomac Yard Center. This retail mall includes a number of popular stores such as:

  • Best Buy
  • Old Navy
  • Target
  • Sports Authority
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Shoppers Food Warehouse
  • And more!

Along with the many anchor stores, you can also take in a movie at Regal Cinemas or dine at one of the many eateries in the area.

Old Town Alexandria

Scattered along King Street, the shops in Old Town offer unique, one-of-a-kind items for the discerning buyer or gift recipient who has everything.  Stores specialize in crafts, fine antiques, artwork, and home furnishings.  Highlights include: 

  • Imperfections - Antiques and Great Stuff
  • BW Art, Antiques & Collectibles
  • Eisenhower Consignment
  • Anthropologie
  • Bucket List Boutique
  • Christmas Attic
  • European Country Living

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Located on North Union Street, this shopping area provides a beautiful view of the Potomac River. The Torpedo Factory is renowned for pottery, sculptures, photographs, paintings and many other types of artwork. As you shop, you can observe some of the artists working on new pieces in their studios.

The Alexandria Farmers Market

This large farmers market is on King Street and is one of the oldest markets in the entire country. You can find all types of produce, meat and other goods year-round from 5am to 10:30am on Saturdays at The Alexandria Farmers Market.

Alexandria Real Estate Shopping

If you are in the market for a new home in Alexandra, the absolute best place to shop is at our Old Town office located at 400 South Washington Street, Alexandria.

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