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August
8

National Thrift Shop Day: Go Thrift Shopping in Richmond

Richmond Thrift Shop

August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day, and thrifters in the Richmond area have plenty of options when it comes to finding vintage goods at a bargain! 

Whether you're on the hunt for vintage clothes, antique furniture, or artwork, you never know what treasures await at your local thrift shop. That's why our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite thrift stores in Richmond.

  • Buffalo Exchange - 3140 W Cary St B, Richmond, VA 23221
    Located in Richmond's vibrant Carytown neighborhood, Buffalo Exchange is a hip vintage establishment that focuses on trendy clothes, shoes, and accessories for men and women. Buffalo Exchange is just minutes from countless Richmond homes for sale, and you're sure to find something that suits your style in their ever-changing collection. It's also a great place to sell and trade your own vintage wares, so bring in your gently used clothes in exchange for cash or store credit. 

  • West End Thrift - 7219 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23294
    West End Thrift is a classic you-never-know-what-you'll find thrift shop. There's always a great selection of used clothes and furniture, but you could just as easily snag a few vinyl records for your collection, a funky lamp for your eclectic living room, or a painting that is truly one-of-a-kind.

  • Nifty Thrifty Store - 2821 Hathaway Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
    You can find all kinds of fun (and sometimes strange) items at Nifty Thrifty Store, a cozy little thrift shop in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center. On a typical day, Nifty Thrifty is well-stocked with kitchen wares like mugs, dinnerware sets, and cookware, along with books, records, and CDs. Best of all, Nifty Thrifty Store donates a portion of its profits to helping fight homelessness in Virginia, so it's great to know that you're supporting a good cause when you shop in the store or donate your own items. 

  • Indigo Avenue Clothes - 448 N Ridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23229
    Arguably the leading vintage store in Richmond for women's fashion, Indigo Avenue Clothes is a great place to get like-new and gently used designer brand clothes at a fraction of the price. From dresses and blouses to shoes and handbags, this place always has a unique selection of great clothes. There's also a steady stream of new arrivals, and you're welcome to bring in your own vintage clothing to sell on consignment. 

  • Class and Trash - 1720 Altamont Ave, Richmond, VA 23230
    You'll find Class and Trash tucked away in the rapidly-revitalizing Scott's Addition neighborhood, where they sell all kinds of antiques, vintage goods, and old-fashioned oddities. With a focus on furniture, fixtures, décor, and collectibles, they offer some truly surprising and one-of-a-kind stuff. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Virginia! And if you're looking for the perfect Richmond home for you and your family, our real estate agents are here to help every step of the way. 

June
20

Shop at Local Richmond Markets This Summer

shop local

If you enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, handmade crafts, and mingling with neighbors, Richmond has quite a few local markets that take place all summer long. Shopping at small businesses helps to support the community, local economy, and independent artists and farmers. Since food doesn't travel far to get to the local market, you're sure to find some of the freshest fruits and vegetables around. 

You just might run into one of our real estate agents shopping at one of these local markets this summer:

  • Richmond Night Market - 100 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219
    Food, live music, and tons of local artists can all be found at the Richmond Night Market, which has become a fun, popular weekend activity over the years. You never know what you'll find, and it's a great chance to become acquainted with some of Richmond's best local businesses. The event takes place at the 17th Street market every second Saturday of the month between 5 pm and 9 pm from April through December. The market is just a short drive away from these Richmond homes for sale.
     
  • Pop Up RVA - 3001 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220
    Explore dozens of local artists, food trucks, wineries, distilleries, and more at this fun community market that takes place every Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm at the Diamond (home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels) Red Lot. You can check Pop Up RVA's website for a list of vendors and a live music schedule. 

  • Carytown Farmer's Market - At City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave, Richmond, VA 23221
    Food travels an average distance of 31 short miles from the farm to Richmond's premier farmer's market, which sources food from 156 acres of local farmland and supports 28 local businesses in total. Shop local specialty foods and crafts from a wide selection of vendors every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. The Carytown Farmer's Market runs weekly from May through October.  

  • On The Square VA Farmer's Market - 109 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    Break up the workday and stop by this lunchtime downtown market for some of the freshest local fruit, vegetables, baked goods, condiments, gifts, and more. You'll find high-quality products and reasonable prices at On the Square VA Farmer's Market, which takes place every Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm from May through September. The market is located in the plaza adjacent to the Madison Building. 

  • Lakeside Farmer's Market - 6106 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228
    Enjoy some of the great local produce at the Lakeside Farmer's Market, which operates Wednesdays and Saturdays all year long. One trip to this wonderful local market is all you need to make some of the tastiest farm-to-table dishes at home. You'll also find tons of handmade goods, so it's a great place to grab a gift. If you're interested in living nearby, there are some beautiful Henrico homes for sale just a short drive away.

Richmond has a strong local food economy, and visiting our great local markets is a great way to support it. Considering a move to our area? Contact us today to check out some listings.

March
14

Local Shops in Downtown Richmond

Richmond Shopping

When you're in the mood for a day of fantastic shopping, you certainly won't have to travel far from Richmond homes for sale. Downtown Richmond is filled with unique, local boutique shops offering fashion, art, antiques, home goods, culinary delights, and so much more. Whether you're shopping for the perfect gift or treating yourself, Richmond has you covered. Our real estate agents have the details on some of the many great shops that you'll find throughout downtown Richmond.

  • Addison Handmade & Vintage – 103 S. Addison St., Richmond, VA 23220
    A boutique shop with a curated collection of handmade items, including home goods, gifts, and fashion, Addison Handmade & Vintage offers a little bit of everything on a street that features a variety of other great shops. Along with the handmade items, you'll find an extensive collection of vintage clothing for men and women that features tons of unique, hard-to-find fashion items.

  • Fountain Bookstore – 1312 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219
    A small, independent bookstore that has been going strong ever since it first opened its doors in 1978, Fountain Bookstore is a little slice of paradise for all of the bookworms in the Richmond area. Along with the extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction books that are always available, Fountain Bookstore features a busy schedule of events that includes book clubs and author meetups.

  • Chadwick & Son Orchids – 203 N. Belmont Ave., Richmond, VA 23221
    Orchids are some of the most beautiful flowers on the planet, and Chadwick & Son Orchids is Richmond's premier source for these amazing plants. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or want a starter kit for growing your own orchids at home, the knowledgeable team at this local shop offers everything that you need.

  • Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe – 3016 W. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221
    For all of your kitchen needs, along with great gift ideas for anyone who loves cooking, it's hard to top the experience at the Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe. Pick up plenty of great items for cooking and entertaining, or shop from an extensive selection of prepared foods to find the perfect complement for your next culinary creation.

  • Reynolds Gallery – 1514 W. Main St., Richmond, VA
    For more than 40 years, Reynolds Gallery has been committed to showcasing contemporary art from regional artists, with rotating exhibitions of paintings, glass art, sculptures, and more. Whether you're there to experience the art or to shop for something unique to decorate your own home, you're sure to love this local art gallery. Keep an eye out for special events like receptions for new exhibitions and chances to meet the artists.

  • Second Bottle – 324 N. 27th St., Richmond, VA 23223
    Downtown Richmond has plenty to offer for wine connoisseurs, thanks to local wine shops like Second Bottle. With an extensive selection of wines to suit every budget and tons of great snacks that will pair perfectly with your bottle, this shop has everything you need for your next dinner party.

Is your next home at the top of your shopping list this year? Our local real estate team is here to help you find the perfect match. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Richmond, VA, area.

September
13

National Comic Book Day: Comic Book Stores Near Richmond

RVA Comic Book StoresNational Comic Book Day is on September 25th and is a terrific time to explore local comic book stores or treat the comic book lover in your life. Richmond homes for sale benefit from the city's creative culture, and comic books have long been a part of the area's publishing scene. If you take a little time to plan ahead, you could end up starting your own comic book collection just by visiting all of the comic book stores near Richmond!

Here are a few that stand out:

  • Velocity Comics – 819a West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    Velocity Comics has one of the biggest selections of comic books in Richmond. Its customer service is second to none, as the team will automatically pull your favorite comics for you based on the list you submit rather than wandering the shelves – not that doing so can't be fun all on its own! Open seven days a week, Velocity has a reputation for always being up to date on the latest big events from Marvel, DC, and many more.

  • Alpha Comics & Games – 1601 Willow Lawn Drive 300B, Richmond, Virginia 23230
    Alpha Comics & Games has new releases every week and is known for its collection of vintage comics – it touts "The Best Vintage Section in Central Virginia." If you've fallen behind on all the latest developments in comics, the staff will be glad to catch you up with its weekly events on Wednesdays. A family-owned and operated business with a long local history, you might remember it under the name Nostalgia Plus.

  • Richmond Book Shop – 808 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
    Richmond Book Shop has it all, giving you the unbeatable feeling of venturing through the eclectic collection of a beloved community bookseller. Its stunning selection of comics runs the gamut from vintage to modern, with graphic novels and manga added in for good measure. It's easy to spend a whole day browsing the shelves!

  • Richmond Comix – 14255 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113
    Richmond Comix earns its reputation as one of the top comics stores in Midlothian by topping off an excellent selection with plenty of live events, a book club, and much more. The store has been around since 1987, and its dedication to quality shows in its curated selection, slick website, and emphasis on uplifting local creators. It's yet another stellar reason to choose Midlothian homes for sale.

  • Stories, Comics – 9040 West Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23294
    Stories, Comics may have an unassuming name, but it has an incredible collection of contemporary and classic comics with a "neighborhood comic shop" feel. It has a robust selection of action figures, comic book storage supplies, graphic novels, and even magazines, in addition to its treasure trove of comics. Top brands include Action Lab, Boom Studios, Dark Horse Comics, Image, and Vault – all minutes from Henrico homes for sale.

Our real estate agents know local shops are one of the many things you'll enjoy when living in the Richmond area. Contact us to discover more about Richmond real estate.

March
22

Explore Carytown: Local Shops and Restaurants

Carytown Shops

After a day visiting Richmond homes for sale, you should take some time to unwind. The best place to do it is Carytown, Richmond's "Mile of Style." It has some of the best dining and shopping in Virginia! Stretching across nine blocks, Carytown is always fun to explore. Locals appreciate it as the place to eat, shop, and play. 

Our REALTORS® have been known to visit these local restaurants and shops throughout Carytown.

  1. Carytown Cupcakes – 3111 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
    Carytown Cupcakes is the place to enjoy a sweet treat! New flavors arrive every month, and there are plenty of gluten-free options. This spring is the perfect time to order up flavorful sensations like the churro cupcake, banana pudding cupcake, and gluten-free strawberry cupcake.

  2. Carytown Burgers and Fries – 3449 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
    For a classic burger experience right in Carytown, Carytown Burgers & Fries can't be beat. It's been around since 1999, so you know they're doing something right! Local burger aficionados grill up burgers (including bean and vegan patties), chicken sandwiches, and more.

  3. Can Can Brasserie – 3120 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
    The menu at Can Can Brasserie radiates class, with entrees including portobello risotto, seed-crusted salmon, boeuf bourguignon, and chicken cordon bleu. Desserts are just as impressive: The creme brulee stands out as an experience not to be missed.

  4. Sugar & Twine Bakeshop and Coffee – 2928 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
    Sometimes, you need coffee! Sugar & Twine is devoted to pairing great tastes, with a full selection of java brews and pastries. Hand-crafted favorites include the fontina and thyme croissant and the brown butter blackberry muffin.

  5. Beasties – 3218 West Cary Street, Richmond Virginia 23221
    Beasties is an eclectic local gift shop featuring memorable products for adults, kids, and pets. Have any gift you want assembled and wrapped with care by the friendly staff. They'll help you find the perfect souvenir of Richmond for yourself or that "hard to shop for" loved one.

  6. Merrymaker Fine Paper – 3022 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
    Paper goods might not be at the top of your list of fine gifts, but Merrymaker can change your mind. Since 1979, Merrymaker Fine Paper has provided a curated selection of eye-catching envelopes, stationery, and other goods. Try the luxurious 100% cotton fiber paper!

  7. GlassBoat – 3226 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
    GlassBoat is the place to go for home decor marvels that run the gamut from chic to eccentric. In addition to a full range of loveseats, dining sets, and more, it features art and clothing. Since it supports local artists and producers, you can be sure of unique finds every time.

You can visit enchanting Carytown every day, and it'll always continue to surprise you. Let our team introduce you to all Richmond has to offer. Contact us now to get started.

June
10

Vinyl Lovers Unite in Richmond

Richmond Record Stores
Vinyl is back and bigger than you'd ever believe! Once reduced to bargain-bin burial in thrift stores, vinyl records have been enjoying a resurgence over the last decade. Though some thought that this fad would fall flat after a brief bump, today's sales numbers don't lie — buying vinyl isn't a trend. Whether fans are scooping up printings of the newest releases from their favorite bands or thumbing through boxes of used titles at resale shops in search of songs from decades prior, the demand for vinyl continues to rise.

Thankfully, the RVA has plenty of shops ready to feed our vinyl needs. Join our REALTORS® on the hunt for that limited press at one of our favorite vinyl shops in Richmond.

  1. Virginia's Memory Lane Records – 8609 Sanford Dr., Henrico, VA 23228
    How many records are too many records? If you're like the folks down at Virginia's Memory Lane Records, you know that you can never have too many types of vinyl to spin. With over 25,000 records on sale, this shop has catered to vinyl collectors for over 40 years and has an assortment of 78's, 45's and LPs that you won't believe. They take their love of music one step further by offering stereo and turntable repairs and even restorations of your old records transferred to CD format. Located near Henrico homes for sale, Virginia's Memory Lane Records is bound to have the entire back catalog of even the most obscure bands in your favorites list.

  2. Richmond Book Shop – 808 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
    Used bookstores are always perfect places for bibliophiles to treasure hunt but Richmond Book Shop has an amazing collection of records for sale alongside their assortment of books, comics, and vintage magazines. Located close to Richmond homes for sale, Richmond Book Shop invites you to browse their affordable selection or records and find that elusive vinyl you've been looking for.

  3. Deep Groove Records – 317 N. Robinson St., Richmond, VA 23220
    Deep Groove Records is ready to groove with you no matter what the turntable spins. This chill spot just feet away from Richmond homes for sale sells and buys vinyl every day of the week. Swap out a couple of dusty covers in your collection for some new favorite finds. These folks are passionate about vinyl and will gladly help you dig through boxes to find the sound you're looking for.

  4. Vinyl Conflict Record Store – 324 S. Pine St., Richmond, VA 23220
    Richmond rockers will feel at home in the Vinyl Conflict Record Store. Open seven days a week, Vinyl Conflict specializes in metal, punk and hardcore music for fans who love getting caught in a mosh. They offer both new releases and used copies of older records. You'll even find a nice selection of merchandise and gifts for the rocker in your life.

  5. 2nd & Charles – 9004 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23294
    2nd & Charles believes that all media deserves a second chance. Their two convenient locations — one in Richmond and one in Midlothian not far from Powhatan homes for sale — have tons of used vinyl records, CDs, books, video games and more. They're ready to buy the titles you're finished with and hook you up with great used alternatives. Walk away with cash or get twice the value in store credit so you can take home some of their rare and collectible items.

Vinyl lovers unite! Richmond's shops have boxes of records waiting for us to dive into! Contact us today and we'll give you tips on where else you can find the rarest vinyl records around Richmond homes for sale.

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