Allow time in your schedule to peruse Richmond’s small boutiques recommended by local chefs and bartenders. You’ll find a treasure trove of items from bespoke denim to hand-crafted jewelry to vintage cowboy boots to eclectic housewares to gifts for hipster kids.

Dear Neighbor |  Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.

Dear Neighbor | Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.


Just look for the black-painted shop, which stands out in the historic Church Hill neighborhood. Evan and Kristy Santelli Cotter opened this well-curated boutique to sell clothing, ceramics, dog accessories, greeting cards, body lotions, and vintage finds. They also showcase their own jewelry line called Drift / Riot.

Pro Tip: “Great unique gifts for the home.” (Chef David Dunlap)

2415 Jefferson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23223

T: 804.819.1729

Studio Two Three

Studio Two Three

GIFTS & PRINTS | Studio Two Three

Tucked inside of an art studio space is this gift shop where you can buy Richmond-themed items.

Pro Tip: “For locally-made art, crafts, and apparel.” (Chef David Dunlap)

3300 West Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23230

T: 804.254.7302


Opened by a former chef who restored vintage cookware as a hobby. In addition to ceramics and knives from Richmond artisans, he also carries unique finds from smaller manufacturers from around the US, Scandinavia, Japan, and Italy.

Pro Tip: “They sell practical, well-made, hand-crafted kitchen tools and things for the home from all over. This place is dope.” (Chef Lee Gregory)

Note: Only open Thursdays though Sundays and by appointment.

1710 Altamont Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230

T: 919.793.8937

The Someday Shop |  Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.

The Someday Shop | Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.


They’ve got everything from copper pots to Turkish pillows to Marseille soaps to Eames chairs. With such an interesting selection of goods for the home, plan on getting lost in this shop.

Pro Tip: “They carry a combo of modern and vintage housewares and furniture. It's to die for.” (Chef Brittanny Anderson)

Pro Tip: “A great spot to shop for home furnishing needs.” (Bartender Thomas Leggett)

22 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

T: 804.728.2817

Blue Bones Vintage |  Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.

Blue Bones Vintage | Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.

VINTAGE CLOTHING & VINYL | Steady Sounds + Blue Bones Vintage

From old cowboy boots to fur hats to 1980s rock t-shirts, you’ll find a mixture of vintage clothing, accessories, and housewares in this two-story boutique that shares the space with Steady Sounds, selling used vinyl at reasonable prices.

Pro Tip: “Great spot for vintage clothing and to pick up vinyl LPs..” (Chef Lee Gregory)

Pro Tip: “Come here to take care of all your vinyl needs.” (Bartender Thomas Leggett)

322 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
T: 804.308.2692 / Blue Bones Website

Shockoe Atelier |  Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.

Shockoe Atelier | Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.

DENIM | Shockoe Atelier

Denim jeans, shirts, and bags crafted in-house at their atelier in downtown Richmond and sold in hipster shops around the world. Founder Anthony Lupesco’s father owned clothing factories in Italy and manufactured for luxury brands. Anthony recruited both of his parents to help him launch the business and today you can stop in and meet the family as well as watch workers cutting and sewing on-site while you peruse their wares in the boutique. They offer free repairs for the life of the jeans.

Pro Tip: “Made with raw denim, which is a hundred percent cotton that has not been washed or processed after the jeans have been sewn and dyed.” (FED Guides)

13 South 15th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
T: 804.269.0851

Little Nomad |  Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.

Little Nomad | Photo Credit: ©Find. Eat. Drink.

KIDS | Little Nomad

Clothing, shoes, and accessories for mini-hipsters.

Pro Tip: “For cool kid’s clothing and books.” (Chef Lee Gregory)

104 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

T: 804.447.9135