Welcome to The Old Town Shop!

Where the Past is Your Present!

The Old Town Shop celebrates Alexandria’s charm and historic heritage through a unique take on local gifts. The store offers custom gifts and Old Town Alexandria merchandise tailored to visitors and residents alike.


We’re Moving Across The Street!

We have some exciting news: we’re moving to a new historic location at 104 South Union Street in Old Town Alexandria! We’ll be directly across the street from our original store. Our projected reopening date is in the beginning of February. Stay in touch to get news updates on our Instagram account, and shop online for our the best from our store catalog!

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We’re Open Online!

During our move and leading up to our early February 2022 reopening, we’ll be open online 24/7. You can shop the best of our store catalog. We provide domestic shipping and free local pickup. Just add a note to your order and we’ll coordinate to get you what you need!


Local Makers and Artisians

The Old Town Shop is the only area shop to feature a variety of local curated artisan products that are offered at the Alexandria Farmers’ Market. This section, known as Locals’ Alley, is dedicated to showcasing a variety of artisans who vend regularly at the Farmers’ Market, giving these artisans a more permanent presence in a retail space. Featured vendors include Truly Life (bath & body), Capital Candles (soy candles), Watermelan Designs (jewelry), Together We Bake (granola & trail mix), and Napier Farms (jams & jellies).

Alexandria Merchandise

In addition, the Shop sells custom-designed “OTX” and Old Town Alexandria branded merchandise. Other gifts include gourmet food, books, collectives, and hospitality items for tourists and residents.

Alexandria History

The Port, our historical section, promotes the history of Alexandria, known as The Port City, with a representation of twelve state mile markers depicting the historic importance of the area.


ABOUT US

Store owner and long-time Alexandria resident and business owner Valerie Ianieri decided to open the store because she felt there was a lack of unique and custom product for Old Town Alexandria. “We are excited to have a shop that is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the charm of Old Town Alexandria” says Ms. Ianieri. “From the Kids Cove to Locals’ Alley, we have custom gifts for everyone—even our beloved dog community!”

The Old Town Shop’s focus is to preserve and promote the history, creativity, and culture of Alexandria locals and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The shop is open seven days a week.


What Others Say

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Very Authentic”

“Lovely store with all things Old Town. Highly recommend walking all the way to the back. Many books about Old Town that could not find anywhere else. The art is beautiful, featuring many local artists. A very authentic store! I loved the maps with the pin from people’s home town. You can tell a lot of people around the world have visited the store.”

Vanessa Colina

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Cute and Exciting”

“Such a cute and exciting little shop! They are the only place to get Old Town branded gifts and apparel! I LOVE all the pineapple themed gifts too! I really like that they feature local artists and have goods from the local Farmers Market vendors. There’s even a kids’ area for them to play and fun toys to buy! Everyone there is super nice and helpful. Great for visitors and locals alike!”

Leiston Gaddis

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“The Perfect Place”

“I go to Alexandria often and I ALWAYS make sure to stop through this shop to browse!! These gifts are beautiful, quaint, and meaningful and this shop is the perfect place to take a little piece of Alexandria back home with you. Definitely recommend for any holiday or birthday gifts you need to get.”

Julie Weisberg


Gifts, Books, Apparel and More!

The Old Town Shop is open 24/7 online and we provide domestic shipping to anywhere in the United States. You can also order ahead online and pick up at your convenience. You’ll find books, gifts, apparel, and the best from our retail catalog. Check it out!