If you want to express your own personal style and not follow the masses in what you wear, then shopping in Charlottesville is for you. There are so many amazing local boutiques selling women’s clothing that you won’t see in the big department stores, you will practically never have to worry about a co-worker coming in with the same outfit as you (heaven forbid)! We love these shops, and so will you:
Location: Downtown Mall, 106 E. Main St.
Their claim to fame is trendy and chic boho clothing, but you can also find cool shoes and accessories. You’ll find just what you want as soon as you walk in, but don’t forget to make your way back to the sale rack for amazing deals, too.
Location: Downtown Mall Area, 110 4th St. NE
We first highlighted DdS in an article on Bachelorette Parties, which includes info on events there, but DdS is for every woman looking for the best fitting undergarments. They don’t sell online. So, you have to make a stop there when visiting!
Location: Barracks Road Shopping Center, North Wing
Scarpa has been in Cville and at the same location for over two decades and has continually increased its clientele over the years for two reasons: an offering of timeless and beautiful clothing and accessories, and a personal touch for each and every customer. Scarpa chooses their selections from established and independent designers, always giving you fresh ideas for your wardrobe.
Location: 10th St. Warehouses off Main St., 134 10th St. NW, Suite 5
For exclusive, upscale clothing, you’ve got to visit E.G. Tucked away in a cool, revamped warehouse space, E.G. offers designer athletic wear, dresses, tops, pants, shoes, and more, all in a hip and modern atmosphere.
Location: Downtown Mall side street, 115 S. 1st St.
Darling has been voted the Best Consignment Shop by readers of C-ville Weekly for the past four years and for good reason. They have an incredible selection of affordable fashion and high-end bargains, as well as handmade local artisan goods. You can also bring in your gently used high-end fashion pieces for consignment by appointment only.
Location: UVA Corner, 1501 University Avenue
University students flock to Finch for clothing ranging from formal wear to everyday comfort styles. And while Finch is the perfect place for the college-aged clothing shopper, they truly have something for women of every age. Plus, you get to chat with actual finches while you’re there!
Location: Downtown Mall
Verdigris has the names you know, like Joseph Ribkoff, Sofia Collections, and Nicole Miller, along with hand-crafted one of a kind pieces. Verdigris also offers cutting edge fashion for men. So, you can shop with the favorite guy in your life there, as well.
Location: Main St., 505 West Main St.
Classy, comfortable clothing. That’s Eloise. You will want to try on everything that you see, and the amazing staff is more than willing to help you do that. Make sure to check out the beautiful, unique jewelry selection while you are there.
Location: Downtown Mall, 107 West Main St.
Spring Street is Charlottesville’s largest independent boutique. It is filled with vibrant colors on the walls and on the clothing. Just walking in will put a smile on your face. It is a great place to not only find unique pieces, but to gather up the staples you need in your closet.
These are our picks, but did we miss your favorites? If so, tell us all about them in the comments below.