How to Enjoy an Afternoon of Shopping in Irvington, VA

What do you picture when you think about the Northern Neck of Virginia? You might imagine waterfront scenery, historical sites, fresh oysters, and charming wineries. However, did you know that there are several unique stores throughout our remarkable region? It’s true — especially in our storybook resort town of Irvington. It doesn’t matter if you’re browsing for clothing, artwork, jewelry, or home decor. You can find what you’re looking for at the variety of charming shops within walking distance of the Hope and Glory Inn. Read on to discover these must-see spots for shopping in Irvington, VA!

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What Are the Best Spots for Shopping in Irvington, VA?

The Dandelion

What was once an old parsonage from the Steamboat Era is now the go-to source for women’s fashion. However, The Dandelion’s historic building is just one of the many reasons why it offers a unique shopping experience. Jean Ward-Smith and Sheila Broderick Brown have an exceptional collection of clothing and accessories, and they’re always happy to help you find the perfect item. It’s no wonder why The Dandelion is consistently named the Best Women’s Clothing Store in the Eastern Region by Virginia Living Magazine! Be sure to stop in and ask about their fresh finds!

Location: 4372 Irvington Rd.

Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Village Needlepoint of Irvington

Whether you’re hoping to spice up your home decor or create a personalized gift for a special someone, you can find everything you need at Village Needlepoint of Irvington. Don’t let the size of this store fool you. It might appear small, but you’ll discover an incredible amount of supplies waiting for you inside. Village Needlepoint supplies you with everything from thread to canvas and so much more. There are even classes available for those of you who are brand new to the craft or want to perfect your technique. 

Location: 4395 Irvington Rd.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit their website for pictures and store updates.

Objects, Art and More

A visit to Objects, Art and More is always a worthwhile experience, especially if you’re a fan of artwork. This Irvington art gallery is filled with paintings, jewelry, sculptures, and more from over 200 world-class artists. Take a look around and marvel at their collection — you’re sure to find a wealth of unique treasures here. You might even get a chance to meet the artists at various events and demonstrations!

Location: 4462 Irvington Rd.

Hours: Seasonal (Call 804-438-8024 or visit their website for the most up-to-date hours.)

Irvington Farmers Market

On the first Saturday of each month from May through November, you can head outside and get some fresh air while doing your shopping. That’s when the Irvington Farmers Market brings locals and visitors together with over 100 vendors selling clothing, crafts, and delicious food. It’s a fantastic way to spend a sunny afternoon in the Northern Neck while supporting the community. You can even enjoy live music as you explore the wares at each tent!

Location: 98 King Carter Dr. (Irvington Commons)

Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Whether you’re searching for new additions to your home or wardrobe, Fore-and-Aft has you covered. It’s the place to go for cutting edge fashion that will help you make a statement with your outfits, decor, and even gifts! This local boutique has a seasonal selection of clothing for men and women, linens, jewelry, garden decorations, and more. Terri Wesselman, the founder of Fore-and-Aft, has created something truly special in our town with her connections in the industry of interior design!

Location: 4323 Irvington Rd.

Hours: Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pillar & Peacock

If you’re looking for experts in architecture and interior design, then head over to the Pillar & Peacock studio. Their team is full of talented individuals in these fascinating fields of work. And, they’re always eager to help you make your dream home come to life with their ideas and designs. 

Location: 4353 Irvington Rd.

Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Relax and Rest Your Legs at the Hope and Glory Inn

The bedroom in Cottage 3 at the Hope and Glory Inn

Do you want to know the best part about these shops? They are all within walking distance of the Hope and Glory Inn! After a full day of browsing unique items, you can head back to one of our elegantly designed guest rooms or cottages and put your feet up. We offer much more than luxurious accommodations in a convenient location, too. From our vineyard to our oyster stand, and restaurant, our inn is the complete package. As soon as you arrive, you’ll notice we go above and beyond what you’d expect from your typical hotel. 

Book your stay today to see what sets us apart from the rest and experience the thriving community of Irvington, Virginia!


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