Sales associate Annabelle Bivens, left, looks on as Aniya Witherspoon holds Cocoa Love outside the Dog Store during the Aug. 16 sidewalk sale in Del Ray.
Photo by Janet Barnett/Gazette Packet
Rainy skies were no match for bargain hunters, who turned out to support more than 50 locally owned businesses during the annual Old Town and Del Ray Sidewalk Sale held Aug. 15 and 16.
The event was sponsored by Visit Alexandria in partnership with the Old Town Boutique District, Old Town Business Association and the Del Ray Business Association. The city provided free metered parking in Old Town during the weekend sale and the 1100 block of King Street was closed to vehicles to encourage pedestrian shopping.
Items ranging from fashion and jewelry to home decor, culinary goods and seasonal gift items tempted bargain hunters from around the region. Participating stores in Old Town included women’s clothing stores 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.
In Del Ray, participating boutiques included new sidewalk sale participant La Brocante, offering vintage and unusual home goods; Top it Off, featuring deals on clothing and accessories; Velocity; The Clay Queen Pottery; The Dog Store; and Kiskadee.