Photo by  Wes McQuillen of Colorful Richmond

Funky gift shops including gay-owned mainstay Mongrel scatter Richmond’s iconic shopping district Carytown.  Spend an afternoon walking this mile of style and exploring toys for kids of all ages at World of Mirth, finding new and gently-used reads at Chop Suey, shopping natural foods at Ellwood Thompson’s, and indulging For The Love of Chocolate.  In Richmond’s Downtown Arts District, shop hip thrift boutiques like Blue Bones Vintage and galleries like Quirk.  Don’t miss out on bargain hunting at Diversity Thrift where proceeds benefit Richmond’s LGBTQ community. Richmond is also home to LGBTQ makers including Double Denim Dude apparel and accessories, homemade foods by Dayum Jam, and skincare and essential oil blends by Maven Made.

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