6 Deals You Won’t Want to Miss at Old Town Alexandria’s Awesome Sidewalk Sale

Don’t have time to peruse all the markdowns this Saturday? Here’s a rundown of our top stops.

The sales are steep on stylish, chic footwear this Saturday at Alexandria's Bishop Boutique. Photograph courtesy of Bishop Boutique.

There are few things we love more than spending a lazy Saturday strolling the streets of charming Old Town Alexandria. Brick-lined alleys, restaurants with outdoor seating (here’s a list of favorites from our dining team), the serene waterfront at the end of King Street . . . the list goes on. The only time we like it more is during the epic annual Sidewalk Sale event, in which some of the best boutiques in the Washington area open early and spill plenty of pretty (and heavily discounted) merch out onto the street. This year’s sale happens this Saturday(!)—so if you’ve only got a few hours to check out the sales, here are six you definitely won’t want to miss. A complete list of participating stores is available on the Old Town Boutique District’s website.

Bishop Boutique 
815 B King St.; 571-312-0042
Get 60 to 75 percent off summer sandals from Loeffler Randall (dibs on these) and more. 

Zoe Boutique
130 S. Union St.; 571-970-6324
If you haven’t yet checked out this tucked-away boutique (more details in our earlier blog post), Saturday is the perfect time to do so. Stop by for 50 to 80 percent off fun, colorful styles from the likes of Alice & Trixie and Rebecca Taylor.

127 S. Fairfax St.; 703-548-1615
Slashed prices land in the utterly affordable range of $25 to $150—think quality preppy basics from DVF, J Brand, and Milly. Yup, we will definitely be scoping this out.

The Shoe Hive
127 S. Fairfax St.; 703-548-7107
Always-friendly owner Elizabeth Todd (profiled in our Women of Fashion) is opening her footwear and accessories shop at 9 AM, and will be offering spring and summer styles at a whopping 60 to 80 percent off.

Pretty People Vintage 
108 N. Patrick St.; 703-739-2522
The outdoor clearance racks at our favorite NoVA vintage spot will be filled with finds priced at $5, $10, and $15—seriously. Inside, all fall merchandise can be had for 20 percent off.

Mint Condition
114 S. Royal St.; 703-836-6468
Find gently used pieces from J.Crew and other preppy-luxe brands on the $5, $10, and $20 racks, plus score up to 60 percent off select summer merchandise.

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.