Alexandria & D.C. Winter Shopping Highlights

The D.C. region is known as a hotbed for museums, politics and dining, but not everyone knows that it’s also a great place to shop! Whether you are traveling to the area or live here permanently, there are some excellent local shops to check out if you want to purchase unique goods and support the DMV’s economy.

Bluprint Chocolatiers

Bluprint Chocolatiers is an artisan chocolate shop in Old Town Alexandria. Founded by the husband and wife team Kim & Bruce Gustafson, Bluprint makes all its chocolates in the company’s hundred-year-old building on the corner of King & N. Patrick Street. Besides selling truffles, bonbons, and chocolates in an assortment of combinations and packages, Bluprint also offers espresso, tea, and hot chocolate in the store’s on-site micro-café. For more info, check out Bluprint Chocolatiers’ website.

American Holiday

American Holiday is a Georgetown boutique specializing in unique home décor, gifts, housewares, and more. Their store’s theme is celebrating the good times in life, whether you have company or not. Items for sale include candles, drinkware, vintage furniture, and more. If you’re looking for something that is both whimsical and functional, check out their store at 1319 Wisconsin Ave NW.

Bishop Boutique

If you’re a woman or shopping for a special lady in your life, Bishop Boutique is a must-visit. Located on King Street in central Old Town, Bishop offers shoes, jewelry, and clothing for the chic, modern woman. With plenty of seasonal choices, lookbooks to help you plan outfits, and an assortment of styles from classic to avant-garde, Bishop Boutique is an ideal destination for women’s fashion.

Choosing a hotel in Alexandria for shopping

If you’re visiting the region and want to stay at a hotel in Alexandria for shopping, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir is a top option. With close proximity to the District and Old Town Alexandria, a free shuttle to the metro, and amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and a hot breakfast bar, the Holiday Inn is an ideal home base for your next shopping trip in D.C. – and be sure to check out the hotel’s Visa gift card special that gives you a free $50 gift card for each night you stay!

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