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7 Unique Boutiques in Winchester

All images by Megan Valentine on behalf of the Winchester-Frederick Co. Tourism Office

Living in the Winchester area my entire life, I’ve been able to scope out all the hot spots for shopping. So as my week-long internship with the Winchester-Frederick County Tourism Office was coming to an end, I was sent on a mission to check out the local boutiques. My first initial thought was sign me up, but then it occurred to me, this could lead to trouble and some money spent. Nonetheless, I hit the ground running and got to visit a majority of the boutiques in Winchester. A few hours later, I came back with a compiled list of the boutiques I visited (along with an idea for a new wardrobe). I’ve listed below a brief overview of those shops I visited*. I definitely encourage you to take the time to visit a few of these great local boutiques. ~Megan


 

The Black Rose

"Dine, shop & relax”. This flourishing business is currently in their 6th year of business, and constantly expanding. With their newest addition, The Black Rose is your one stop shop. You can enjoy some freshly brewed coffee or tea and an all-natural sandwich with California flair, all while browsing the latest fashion collections such as Natural Life, Global Mamas and Soul Flower. But why stop there? The Black Rose Boutique now offers an exclusive Skincare Studio. Plus, this quaint boutique supports local and global artisans. 11 S Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601

Scarpa Alta

Scarpa Alta has been in business for 12 years with 6 years at their current location. This cozy boutique offers a casual feel and is for "every woman.” Scarpa Alta has it all, from current fashion clothing to shoes and accessories to match. They will help keep your style and wardrobe fresh and up to date. Scarpa Alta carries lines such as Free People, Citizens of Humanity, Toms, Sam Edelman, and so much more. 10 S Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601

Posh Pets Boutique

Here’s a boutique you don’t see every day, Posh Pets. Our furry friends need some TLC, too. “We’re more than a pet store” is a pretty spot-on quote. They offer all natural and holistic products to our 4-legged friends. Along with food, Posh Pets offers trainings, grooming, and pet sitting services. Posh Pets also works closely with the SPCA, Dakota’s Dream, and Shirley’s Angel Boxer Rescue. This family owned operation has been in business for 4 years and is open 7 days a week. 16 S Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601

Simply Charming

This locally owned and operated business has been a success since their opening in 2004. The vision of Simply Charming is to empower women in the community. Simply Charming has a homey feel that’s comfortable and inviting. The staff is quick to help when they’re needed and strive to help you feel your best. This charming boutique stays up-to-date with current and trending brands such as Hobo, Corkcicle, Scout Bags, Ronaldo Jewelry and much more. Simply Charming provides much more than clothing, they offer shoes, accessories, and even household items. 28 W Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601

Kimberly’s

This up-scale boutique has continued to grow throughout its 27 years of business. Kimberly’s carries a multitude of merchandise, “from baby to sympathy notes.” The success of Kimberly’s created the need for a second building, Kids at Kimberly's, which is located directly next to Kimberly’s. Unlike many boutiques, Kimberly’s goes the extra mile to incorporate the men in the community with McKee’s. McKee’s has its own separate entrance in the bottom of Kimberly’s, and this is the ultimate upscale man cave. The entire store offers brands such as Southern Tide, Vineyard Vines, Lily Pulitzer, Spartina and so much more. I like to consider Kimberly’s the “Nordstrom of Boutiques." 135 N Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601

Abija Blue

Abija Blue hasn’t been around as long as the others - they’ve only been open for about 3 years - but don’t let this fool you. Abija Blue carries the finest handmade goodies, both locally and globally crafted. With the needs of customers constantly changing, Abija Blue is hoping to become our area's next gourmet shop. The hope for the future is to continue selling the same great artisan crafts, but also delve into the side of fine wines and hand-crafted sauces. Be on the lookout for this upcoming change. 126 N Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601

Lantz’s Pharmacy and Gifts

This flourishing business has been a part of the Stephens City community for 27 years. When you hear the name “Lantz’s Pharmacy and Gifts” you admittedly don’t automatically think of a boutique, and that’s how Lantz’s differs from anyone else on this list. The pharmacy is a huge aspect of Lantz’s, but they’ve expanded their store to be much more than that. Lantz’s is a “gift boutique.” They offer a diverse place to shop with prices ranging from $10 to $200. When people think of Lantz’s, they want to be known as the “happy place”. Lantz’s offers a variety of products from some big brand names such as Spartina, Vera Bradley, Chamilia and Simply Southern that includes shoes, handbags, and accessories to candles, cards, and collectibles. 5015 Main Street, Stephens city, VA 22655

*Nobody gave us any advertising money, discounts or other consideration to be on this list - in fact, they already made some money from us visiting (and shopping) to write this blog :)

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