Shopping Guide: Old Town Edition


An artistic display in Anthropologie

If you’re looking for a pair of distressed jeans, a trendy dress, or just a fun day of shopping, Old Town is the place for you. Old Town houses a menagerie of adorable boutiques and stylish stores.. Whatever you are looking to buy can be found in one of the many shops throughout the little town. The shops in Old Town all have their own unique merchandise, but that’s not their only draw. The relaxing environment and fun atmosphere is something that takes your shopping experience up a notch.

Lululemon Athletica 700 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

The athleisure style clothing here is comfortably cute. Lululemon has great, stylish pieces made of quality material. Lululemon is be a bit pricey, but worth the money. The service is always attentive and the staff is friendly and  helpful — they really make sure you get what you are paying for. On Yelp, Lululemon received 3.5/5 stars.  


Francesca’s  631 King Street, 201, Alexandria, VA 22314

Francesca’s, the charming boutique on King St., sells not only cute clothes but chic accessories as well. Francesca’s is a small store, but bigger isn’t always better. We love Francesca’s because there isn’t a large and overwhelming amount of merchandise. Everything is artistically organized right in front of you, making shopping quick and easy. Francesca’s received 4/5 stars on Yelp.


Anthropologie 610 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Anthropologie, a bohemian-inspired store, is high on our list of favorite shops in Old Town. The trendy clothing sold here is on the expensive side, but the everything is top quality. When you walk into Anthropologie, you’re greeted by artsy displays and exquisite clothing. At Anthropologie, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. We love Anthropologie because of the great atmosphere and trendy clothing. Yelp rated Anthropologie 3.5/5 stars.


3 sisters 213 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

3 sisters, the popular boutique owned by three sisters, has a wide variety of trending clothing. We love this store because it has such a big spread of different styles, from plaid shirts to prom dresses. 3 sisters has a great selection of versaptile accessories as well as unique clothing. On Yelp, 3 sisters received 3.5/5 stars.  


Lou Lou’s  132 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

We love Lou Lou’s because they have a great selection of accessories and clothing. The tables of jewelry seem to never end, along with other accessories such as bags and hats. Clothing isn’t the main thing sold in Lou Lou’s, and there isn’t a wide selection of it. However, what they do have is trendy and stylish. Prices at Lou Lou’s aren’t too high — all the merchandise is sold at a reasonable amount, and there are frequent sales. On Yelp, Lou Lou’s received a rating of 3.5/5 stars.