One of the longest-running seasonal summer shopping events for independent boutiques returns with the annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale happening Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 - 16, 2020, throughout Old Town and Del Ray. The event, which is led by Visit Alexandria in partnership with the City of Alexandria, Old Town Boutique District, Old Town Business Association and Del Ray Business Association, features free parking and more than 50 Alexandria boutiques stepping out of their storefronts and offering deeply discounted summer merchandise.
Shoppers are invited to don their most stylish face covering and follow the map of participating stores to safely stroll outdoors along Alexandria’s red brick sidewalks for end-of-summer savings from locally owned boutiques. The map will be available for pickup at the information tent in the triangle park at the corner of King and Fayette streets and at the Alexandria Visitor Center, 221 King Street.
Items ranging from fashion and jewelry to home decor, culinary goods and seasonal gift items will tempt bargain-hunters from around the region. Find women’s fashion at donna lewis, TSALT, Twist Boutique and Imagine Artwear; Italian leather goods from Serafino; jewelry from She’s Unique and Silver Parrot; home décor and gifts from Boxwood and Patina Polished Living; and wine and gifts from Wine Gallery 108 and Sonoma Cellar. Enjoy sales from Del Ray boutiques including new Sidewalk Sale participant La Brocante, offering vintage and unique home goods, and Top it Off, featuring deals on clothing and accessories.
The City of Alexandria will provide free parking at meters in Old Town on both Saturday and Sunday; street parking is always free in Del Ray.
INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAYS: The Old Town Boutique District and the Old Town Business Association have partnered to deck out participating Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale shops this year. A pink flamingo will greet customers at each participating store. Snap a pic with the fun tropical bird during the days leading up to and weekend of the sale and post to Instagram, tagging @otboutiques, @oldtownbusiness and @VisitAlexVA and use #ALXsidewalksale. You’ll be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Sidewalk Sale boutique of your choice. Winner will be selected Monday, Aug. 17.
For more chances to win, follow Visit Alexandria on Instagram at @VisitAlexVA for giveaways during the Friday leading up to the Summer Sidewalk Sale, Aug. 14, 2020. One random winner will be selected Friday to win a $125 boutique gift certificate and a washable cotton mask from KH Giving. Visit https://www.visitalexandriava.com/things-to-do/shopping/sidewalksale/ for more information.
Art League Is a Destination at Alexandria’s 11th Annual Sidewalk Sale
Deeply discounted artworks, vintage art supplies, and plenty of cool giveaways from The Art League await you at the 11th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale, Saturday, August 15 through Sunday, August 16.
Shop for great deals on art and more both days, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at our table behind the Torpedo Factory. While there, you can sign up to become a member or volunteer, and learn about our many online art classes. The Art League is headquartered in the landmark Torpedo Factory Art Center.