Here’s a reason you’ll actually want to wake up early on a winter Saturday: The Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale is back. For the uninitiated, this festival-like event opens the doors of some of the charming neighborhood’s most popular boutique—the Shoe Hive, Zoe, Bishop, and more—for seven straight hours of shopping at a whopping 70 to 80 percent off. That’s right: Shoes, jewelry, home furnishings, clothing, and even food by some stellar local brands are majorly discounted for an entire day. The ninth annual extravaganza returns on Saturday, February 1.
The best part: Unlike the similar Gilt City Warehouse and District Sample sales, entrance to the event, which takes place at the George Washington Masonic Memorial and begins at 9 AM, is completely free. The lack of a price tag will inevitably lead to larger crowds, so plan to arrive earlier in the day to take the most advantage of the sales (and get your hands on the goods before everyone else). From now until January 29, you can sign up for the chance to win early entry passes on the event’s Facebook page.
Andrea D’Ambrosia Studio
Queen Bee Designs
Red Barn Mercantile
The Little Monogram Shop
The Shoe Hive
Lawrence Miller & Co.
Toka & Chris
Top It Off
Olio Tasting Room
More helpful info:
• If you’re traveling by Metro: There will be a free shuttle all day between the King Street station and the memorial.
• If you’re driving: $5 parking (regularly $10) will be available at 1800 Colonial Street for the duration of the sale; be sure to have your ticket validated at the front desk of the event to take advantage.
Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale. Saturday, February 1, 9 to 4. 1101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria.