18 June, 2015

King Street Shopping: Old Town Boutique District

One of the greatest things about being an Alexandria, Virginia, resident is your proximity to great boutiques. Forget about having to go to big box retailers and massive chains—although those stores are there for you too. If you prefer supporting the local economy and getting in some quality shopping, you’ll want to head to the Old Town Boutique District on King Street. Old Town’s main artery is packed with one-of-a-kind stores that are nearby The Frasier. Stock up on everything from dog treats to cocktails stirrers at these dashing spots.


Dash’s of Old Town

For more than 30 years, Dash’s has supplied men with high-quality tailored men’s wear hailing exclusively from America and Italy. Head here before your next black tie affair.


The Dog Park

Pet owners can bring their dogs and cats to this charming boutique. Stock up on leashes, treats, and even clothing at this quaint shop. Dog Park normally has water bowls for your pets outside as well if you’re just strolling by.



Women everywhere will think of Bellacara as Mecca. If you enjoy high quality beauty products but hate having to go to multiple stores, Bellacara is where you’ll want to go. The owner personally tests each and every product so you know you’re getting good products. You’ll find a wide range of well-known beauty brands like Kiehl’s, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Bliss, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, and more.


The Hour Cocktail Collection

Mad Men fans and cocktail aficionados will want to head here to stock up on old school and vintage cocktail supplies. Here you’ll find gorgeous glasses, trays, and pitchers. After a visit to this spot, you’ll have the coolest bar in your whole building.


Olio Tasting Room

If the kitchen is your favorite place (and when you live in an apartment with kitchens as great as the ones of the Frasier, we can see why you’d say that), you can purchase specialty goods and supplies at this Old Town spot. You’ll love the olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and the salts, spices and herbs that fill this specialty food store.


Pink & Brown Organic & Trendy Children’s Boutique

The name of this retail shop says it all: Pink & Brown sells organic clothing and toys for kids. The clothing on these racks is all organic and designer—perfect for socially conscience parents or just those that prefer to go organic.


The Lucky Knot

Men and women can head to The Lucky Knot to find clothing with a nautical and preppy feel. Expect polo shirts, print dresses, and of course, boat shoes.


Current Boutique

Vintage lovers rejoice! Consign your gently used clothing and nab some great bargains on designer duds like Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, and Diane Von Furstenberg at the Old Town outpost of this local chain. Best of all, you don’t need a consigner appointment at this shop. Earn some money and then spend it here.


Now that you know where to spend your extra cash when you need a retail fix, you’ll want to find a great place to live. And you’ll want to consider calling The Frasier home. This amenity-packed apartment community is where every Alexandria, Virginia, will want to dwell. Get in touch with Bozzuto today to discuss leasing your dream home.


Image Source: The Lucky Knot

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