Where to Shop in Richmond, VA

Richmond shoppers enjoy specialty shops, boutiques and popular chain retailers.

Jessica Walker Boehm
On Monday, December 10, 2012 - 16:38

Richmond's shopping scene includes specialty shops, boutiques and popular chain retailers, all conveniently located throughout the city's many districts and neighborhoods.

Major Shopping Centers

An open-air mall, Stony Point Fashion Park features stores such as Anthropologie and Cole Haan, and is anchored by Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, Saks Fifth Avenue and CinéBistro.

The Shops at Willow Lawn, located between Monument Avenue and Broad Street, includes a wide variety of stores from jewelry boutiques to supermarkets to clothing shops. In addition, several eateries call the area home such as Panera Bread and Noodles & Company.

With more than 200 stores, Short Pump Town Center is an upscale, open-air shopping center that comprises two levels. Stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic and Pottery Barn are a few of the options available.

Chesterfield Towne Center is an enclosed shopping mall anchored by Garden Ridge, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears and TJ Maxx/Home Goods. Specialty shops and restaurants round out the offerings.

Located in Richmond's West End area, Gayton Crossing includes several shops that are locally owned and operated, such as Attic Consignments and Baggio, as well as restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores.

Regency Square Mall has more than 110 retailers, including anchor stores Macy's, Sears and JCPenney, and also houses more than 10 restaurants.

Neighborhood Shops

Libbie & Grove in Richmond's West End is the only neighborhood in the city that features a suburban shopping district. The area, which is often called “On the Avenues,” includes antique and gift shops, clothing boutiques, jewelry stores and more. Restaurants, salons and other businesses are also in the neighborhood.

The Carytown neighborhood includes several locally owned retailers such as Modern Artifacts, Indigo Avenue Clothes and Anthill Antiques, as well as popular chain stores including American Apparel and Ten Thousand Villages. In addition, Carytown is home to restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and other businesses.

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Jessica Walker Boehm is a journalism graduate of Belmont University and has been a regular contributor to Livability.com since 2010.