325 Cameron Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 • Map & Directions

Phone: (703) 836-6969

Monday-Saturday: 10:00am 6:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm 5:00pm

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Gossypia is an eclectic boutique that has beautiful, artistic clothing. You will also find very practical women’s clothing lines such as Flax and Eileen Fisher.

For many years, Gossypia has been known for a large selection of lovely informal, encore, and destination wedding dresses. Special occasion dresses and informal dresses are here, including just the right dress for the mother of the bride!


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Wedding dresses and Mother of the Bride dresses are in stock from:

  • Jessica McClintock
  • Sue Wong
  • Mon Cheri Destination dresses
  • Scala
  • Ursula
  • Tiar
  • and others

PLEASE NOTE: Our wedding room is very small and we must have a sales person available to help you.  So, to make your experience pleasant, we require appointments.



On two floors Gossypia has interesting folk art, most of it from Latin America. The folk art is in every nook and cranny here and includes:

  • nativities
  • mirrors
  • lamps
  • pillows
  • pottery
  • objects of art
  • and many other items

The jewelry line is eclectic, international, and very interesting. You will find semi precious stones, sterling and gold-filled jewelry from all over the world. The selection includes earrings, necklaces, watches, pendants and bracelets. Gossypia has a collection of ethnic and sophisticated jewelry for every taste.

In the vast selection of clothing at Gossypia, you will find names such as:

  • Sarah Arizona
  • Staley Gretzinger
  • Steel Pony
  • Putumayo
  • Yasuko
  • Farley
  • Bread
  • Ahni
  • XIAO
  • Zoe
  • Amano
  • Sam Hilu
  • Veranda Wear
  • Marketplace
  • United Knitwear
  • Exotic
  • URU
  • CTC
  • Two Star Dog
  • Lee Andersen
  • Diva J
  • Citron
  • Luna Luz
  • and Sacred Threads

The shop abounds in interesting:

  • handbags
  • scarves
  • handpainted tee shirts
  • blouses
  • silk tops
  • skirts
  • pants
  • coats
  • belts and small leather goods

Jewelry, accessory, and handbag designers in stock include Percent Jewelry, Frederico, Amy Kahn Russell, Brighton, Hobo, Zazou, Expressions, Rising Tide, San Diego Hat Company, Shira Leah, Monies, Ayala Bar, Anne Koplik, Libertad, Toucan, and Culture Shockz.

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These are just a few images of the selection of nativities Gossypia has to offer.  They come from many different countries in many different sizes and price ranges.

Day of the Dead

In Mexico, on the Day of the Dead, families go to cemeteries to honor their dead with picnics and festivities. At Gossypia you can purchase Folk Art like the traditional items used to celebrate this cultural event. Day of the Dead is a special theme at Gossypia, with a large selection of items. For more information on Day of the Dead, call Gossypia at (703) 836-6969.

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