Alexandria’s Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday feature over 50 boutiques with deals and more

Volunteers make plaid bows for Plaid Friday at Fiber Space in Old Town, Alexandria. (Photo courtesy)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Shop in Alexandria, VA, Shop Small’s DC-area headquarters in Alexandria, VA and support the locals this holiday shopping season. Recognized by Oprah daily as one of the most magical Christmas cities in the world and one of conditione Evil Traveler‘s top US cities to visit for Christmas, Old Town Alexandria offers an unparalleled holiday shopping experience with personalized service from local boutique owners and curated gift ideas ranging from home decor, chic fashion and gourmet food to vintage toys and pet gifts .

Kick off this year’s holiday shopping season with Plaid Friday: Alexandria’s Small Business Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Shop at dozens of independent boutiques offering free gifts with purchase, store-wide discounts and more all weekend long. See below for more details.

New this year, enjoy Old Town Business Association holiday pop-ups from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday with outside vendors along 0 Block King Street and inside vendors at 110 South Union Street. Shop seasonal offerings from local vendors including Lily’s Flower Truck, Made in ALX, The Art League and more.

Team up while you shop and enjoy live music from the George Mason University Combo at the corner of Fayette and King Streets from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from the Chris Barrick Trio at the Corner of Union and King Streets, organized by the Yellow Door concert series.

There is so much to do in Alexandria during the holiday shopping season. Learn more at

Plaid Friday: Alexandria’s Small Business Black Friday – November 25, 2022


On November 25, 202222, celebrate Plaid Friday: Alexandria’s Small Business Black Friday with more than 50 independent shops in Old Town and beyond offering some of their best deals of the year, including early bird discounts, store-wide discounts and free gifts with purchase. Shoppers will find unique deals on self-care products, artwork, jewelry, fashion finds, home goods and more. Shop hours vary from 6am to 10:30pm, with nearly 10 boutiques open until 6am including Bellacara, Bloomers, Red Barn Mercantile and The Shoe Hive.

Small Business Saturday – November 26, 2022

Visit November 26, 2022, celebrate Alexandria’s Small Business Saturday with special in-store and online specials at nearly 65 stores across Old Town and beyond. Stroll historic streets sparkling with holiday traditions while enjoying special discounts, savoring complimentary treats like hot cider and local coffee, and taking home free gifts with purchases. Find everything from maker pop-ups and special offers at Shop Made in Virginia to a costume character story time and book discounts at Hooray for Books and an annual cookie and ornament crafting open house at AR Workshop. The opening hours of the shops vary from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m

Continue to celebrate Small Business Saturday with events and happenings around Alexandria, including a Shop Small Crawl hosted by the Shops of Del Ray from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm featuring special promotions, giveaways and other holiday surprises, as well as a Holiday Makers Market at the Port City Brewing Company from 1pm to 5pm featuring more than two dozen Alexandria-based makers.

Experience vacation magic on the historic waterfront streets of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, DC. Alexandria was recognized as one of the locations Oprah daily‘s most magical Christmas cities around the world and conditione Evil Traveler‘s Best US Cities to Visit at Christmas. Feel a sense of holiday wonder as you stroll along the King Street Mile, reminiscent of a European Christmas village. Dine around a fire pit on heated patios or visit one of Alexandria’s cozy restaurants. Show your love for Alexandria’s independent boutiques, offering personalized service and a curated gift selection all season long.

The Holiday Pop-Up Market returns to Alexandria on November 26th

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