Our shops in Charlottesville, VA, have as many unique and interesting places to shop as we have exceptional restaurants! Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for a hard-to-please friend or just want to spend an afternoon browsing, we have simplified your experience with this listing of our favorite shops in Charlottesville, VA. We have first separated your options by location and then given you choices from there.
Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall
Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall is a pedestrian-friendly area of restored and renovated buildings along Main Street. With more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants, you can accomplish much without moving your vehicle. One of the surprising elements of the shops in the Downtown Mall is the number of locally owned vintage and consignment shops that highlight a greener attitude towards consumerism. Here are several:
DarlingxDashing Boutique specializes in secondhand and artisan goods, including clothing, jewelry, gifts, and home decor items. A UVA grad started this shop.
Arsenic and Old Lace has a variety of decades and styles, from denim to dresses, along with menswear and home goods.
Agents in Style offers new and consigned designer luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta.
Daedalus Books has three floors and over 100,000 used books; there is even a map to help you find your way around.
There are also numerous independent shops selling unique and new items:
O’Suzannah sells baby clothing, paper products, books, prints, and handmade jewelry.
New Dominion Bookstore is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia.
Shenanigans is the home to high-quality and unique toys and games for all ages.
Barracks Road Shopping Center
At the intersection of Barracks Road and Emmett Street is a shopping complex with over 80 shops and restaurants. You will find many national chain stores like Anthropologie and Madewell, but there are also some unique independent shops:
Oliva has the largest selection of olive oils and balsamic vinegars in Charlottesville.
Scarpa is a women’s boutique that started in 1994 selling just footwear but expanded into clothing unique in their thoughtful craftsmanship and timelessness.
Spring Street Boutique is known for affordable yet fashionable, quality merchandise and apparel.
The Shops at Stonefield
You’ll find the Shops at Stonefield just a short drive from the Inn off of Rte 29 North. They were designed to fit into the community with a mix of retail, dining, and entertainment experiences. There are one-of-a-kind shops along with Pottery Barn and LL Bean. Here are a couple:
Hardwood Artisans have handcrafted furniture made in Virginia.
Poshabilities has many popular brands like Jude Connally, Tyler Boe, and Sail to Sable.
Crozet Artisan Depot
The Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for more than 80 regional artists and artisans. Not only are their works displayed for sale, but there are demonstrations, workshops, and art openings. It’s the perfect place for a special and unique gift.
The Full Gamut of Getaway Options
Your getaway could be complete with visits to our favorite shops in Charlottesville, VA, and an amazing meal at a local restaurant, but there is so much more to do! Once you have chosen the perfect sanctuary for your evenings, we can help you plan the remainder of your stay. If you have a particular interest, ask us! We would love to help you find the perfect adventure.