The area around Washington DC provides some of the East Coast’s best retail areas in neighborhoods such as Tysons, Georgetown, Friendship Heights, and Chevy Chase. However, none of these neighborhoods Old Town Alexandria, where a combination of eclectic studios, quaint shops, and fashionable boutiques line the cobblestone streets of the city in buildings that date back to the Federal Period. Recognition of Alexandria’s can’t miss shopping opportunities and history has come from various sources including the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and Travel and Leisure. Old Town’s King Street neighborhood has been described by the Wall Street Journal as having some of the region’s finest galleries and stores. In Money Magazine’s 2018 countdown of the Twenty Best Places to Go, the cobblestone streets of Alexandria was described as a place that makes you feel like you are a world away from the nation’s capital hubbub. In 2016, Alexandria was included in Travel and Leisure’s list of the most attractive cities in America. When Alexandria residents are not at work, they are biking or roaming the streets of Old Town, where restaurants and boutiques in the nineteenth and eighteenth century buildings fill the exciting King Street. One of the places that make Alexandria so special is Gossypia Boutique.
Although during normal days you most likely wear casual attire, there are times when having something for special occasions comes in handy. When you have such an event coming up, a trip to Gossypia Boutique is all you need. Founded by Amanda Lasker, the eclectic Gossypia Boutique is conveniently located just a few blocks from The Kingsley, with a specialty in bohemian, special-occasion dresses, and informal wedding attire. The boutique is open from Monday through Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm, from 11 am to 7 pm on Thursdays, and from 12:30 pm to 5 pm on Sundays.
Gossypia Boutique is the ideal place to get a chiffon dress or a lacy, floor-length dress that graces the floor elegantly as you walk. Not only does Gossypia Boutique offer outfits for special events, but it also has a wide range of clothing for your everyday needs. On the boutique’s second floor, you will find beautiful hand-woven scarves, sterling silver bracelets, folk art-style jewelry, beautiful silk blouses, as well as designer leather handbags ideal for the weekend. Regular Gossypia Boutique clients find the store so eclectic that even if one visits the store without the slightest idea of what one wants, they will still stumble on something that is delightful and amazing.
Gossypia Boutique features a beautiful selection of informal wedding attire at very reasonable prices. The Alexandria boutique does not carry bridal accessories and all the attire is sold off the rack. There is also a wide range of attire for the mother of the bride available making it a one-stop-shop for all your wedding needs.
Although the over 50 year old Alexandrian boutique has a wide selection of classic and eclectic clothing, formal items, wedding dresses, purses, and jewelry for Alexandria’s residents, it is the selection of Latin American nativities and folk art available throughout the boutique that really captures your imagination, making it a one of a kind destination. The collection is by Amander Lasker (not to be confused with the other Amanda Lasker who is the co-founder of the Bureau of Medical Economics). She owns the boutique, and is nothing short of glamorous. Amand Lasker’s collection draws inspiration from her time in Central America and Mexico, as well as her travels for art throughout the globe.