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.
"I like wandering around VMFA and spending too much money in Carytown (I'm on a first name basis with the For the Love of Chocolate / Bev's Ice Cream crew)..."
Carytown is a unique. shopping neighborhood in. the heart of Richmond. Eat, Shop, Play
Shop 45,000 square feet of contemporary furniture and modern stylings in downtown Richmond.
Shop more than 15,000 square feet of cool stuff and great bargains at Diversity Thrift. Sales from the thrift store benefit Diversity Richmond's LGBTQ grant programs.
From the irreverent card to the perfect gift, Mongrel customers find a shop filled with life choices– for home, body, mind and soul.
Florist and locally crafted gifts in Richmond. Fresh Flowers, Fresh Thinking!
World-renowned arts, prints and curated gifts and cards.