Style in the City: Your Richmond holiday shopping hit list

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — All the shopping you need to hit between now and the big gifting day to check everyone off your list with local gifts and even a few discounts. Happy hunting!

Richmond Holiday Shopping Events

November 25-December 24
Bizarre Market
Upstairs in Chop Suey Books

Ceramics, jewelry, toys, housewares, prints, accessories, and “charming oddities” tucked above Chop Suey Books. Favorite items I’ve scored here over the years include locally made hot sauces, handmade jewelry that’s safe for babies to bite, hand-blown glass rings, and even locally produced lip balms.

November 28-December 16
Holiday Sale

Enjoy 15 percent off all in-stock inventory, including my hostess gift pick Dip-a-di-do-das!

November 30-December 3
Estate and Vintage Jewelry Event
Schwarzschild Jewelers Cary Court

Shop an extensive selection of vintage and modern estate jewels, including one-of-a-kind beauties with the bold geometrics of Art Deco gems, the lacy monochromatic look of Edwardian designs, the playful exuberance of post –war Retro-Moderne jewels and the mod looks of the 70s.

December 1-4
Bizarre Bazaar The Christmas Collection
Richmond Raceway Complex

A jam-packed shopping event with decorations, accessories, books, gourmet food, jewelry, crafts, toys, artwork, fine crafts, and more. This event gets crazy, so if you dare attend, go early!

PHOTO CREDIT: Megan Marconyak

December 2-15
3rd Annual Atlas Holiday Market
Art 180

Shop fine art, crafts, and other handmade items by more than 25 local artists ranging in price from $3 to $300. Profits are split 50/50 between the artists and Art 180.

December 2 and 16
Mixed Media Salon
Artemis Gallery

This show focuses on fun, light-hearted, funky, one-of-a-kind pieces that make great affordable gifts. Stop by on December 2nd for a preview during First Fridays where you can also meet the makers. Then the show officially opens on December 16.

December 3
AIGA Holiday Markers Mart
VCU Depot

Designers, makers, hackers, illustrators, and any “crafty folks” bring out their creations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 3
Manakin Market
68 W. Broad St., Manakin, VA

This sixth annual holiday farm and craft market will feature an enclosed shopping area with artisan crafts and gifts, seasonal vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, local wine and wine tastings, prepared food, and music while you shop.

December 3
Holiday Open House
Sheppard Street Antiques

The name may still be Sheppard Street Antiques, but have you checked out the shop’s new digs at 1126 N. Boulevard? This is a good chance snacks and drinks while you peruse the shop.

December 3-23
Holiday Sale
Baggio Consignment
Enjoy 20 percent off new regular priced merchandise in-store only (some exclusions apply). Plus, keep an eye out for more markdowns between 30 and 50 percent off.

December 3-4
Richmond Craft Mafia Handmade Holiday

50 of the best local, regional, and national artists bring their best holiday creations for your gift-shopping pleasure. This is one of my favorite spots to score unique, one-of-a-kind presents.

December 3-10
Choose Joy Give Ciao Storewide Sale

Get your shopping done early and enjoy 20 percent off storewide, excluding new AS98 boots. The store will be staying open late on Thursday, December 8 with gift-wrapping sips and snacks.

December 4
Blue Bee Cider

Shop ceramics, baked goods, jewelry, woodworks, art, and more while sipping Blue Bee’s cider and munching on Kolache RVA baked goods.

December 8
Holiday Collective
Lullabelles Cafe

Shop works by local artists, snacks, drinks and enjoy a photo booth from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

December 9-10
15th Annual Bad Girls and Good Friends Holiday Sale
2200 Grove Ave.

Browse designs by more than 15 artists, including jewelry, paintings, pottery, mixed media art, and more.

December 9-11
Merry Market
108 N. 7th St.
Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday during the day stop by this holiday pop-up shop featuring over 15 local artists.

December 10-11
Winter Print Fair
Studio Two Three
Shop gifts from a gaggle of local artists from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

December 10
Beer Craft Market
Ardent Craft Ales

Third annual market featuring gifts for beer lovers. Thirteen vendors will show off beer-themed gifts while Ardent launches its Imperial Milk Stout.

December 10
32nd Street Holiday Market
405 W. 32nd St.

Shop gift-worthy items from local vendors, including Sweet Cheeks All Natural bath and body products, PrayerMonkey enamel jewelry and housewares, The Farm Needle handmade knits, Poppi colorful jewelry, Phoenix Handcraft metal, mosaic and wood pieces, Happy Clay Pottery, House of Hayes greeting cards and paper goods, and Woodland Heights Studio handcrafted pottery.

December 10
Mimosas with Joseph and JS
Quirk Gallery

Join Joseph Papa and JS Fauquet for a day of shopping and mimosas at Quirk Gallery. Along with Quirk Gallery’s regular fantastic gift picks, there will be a trunk show curated by the hosts featuring live stitched portraits by Michael-Birch Pierce, stationery and gifts from Molly Covert of Rabbit Foot Fern Design, and custom bow ties from Georgia Rogers Farmer of HalfWhistle. While you’re there, you’ll also be able to take in Quirk’s annual jewelry exhibition Sparkle Plenty.

December 10, 16, 17
Lagos Trunk Show
Schwarzschild Jewelers: Dec 10 Short Pump Town Center
Dec 16, Cary Court
Dec 17, Alverser Plaza

An exclusive look at American jewelry designer Steven Lagos’ latest creations: infuse your wardrobe with vivacious color from the Caviar Color Gemstone collection; stock up on Maya beaded bracelets; or elevate your everyday look with a polished and Caviar-beaded piece from the Love Knot collection.

December 11
2016 Artisan Market
Carytown Farmers’ Market, Wells Fargo Lot, 3201 W. Cary St.

Local crafters fill the area surrounding the Wells Fargo Lot with handmade jewelry, ceramics, ornaments, greenery, paintings, and more. This is another spot where I often snag gifts that don’t show up elsewhere in town.

December 13
Konstantino Trunk Show
Schwarzschild Jewelers, Cary Court

The splendor of the ancient Greek civilization and its rich legacy inspire this Grecian-born designer’s intricately beautiful and thoroughly modern designs. Shop for Konstantino’s latest designs and get a hands-on look at the full breadth of his captivating collections; handmade in Greece by artisans working with ancient techniques.

December 13
A Quirky Christmas
Quirk Gallery

Do some final shopping and enjoy gift wrapping, cocktails and music while you browse. Sponsored by Style Weekly, the event is free and open to the public, but each of-age attendee will get a quirky cocktail to enjoy while they shop!

December 15
Gold Party
Nine Roses
Eat, drink, and shop gorgeous, locally made fine jewelry until 10 p.m.

December 15
Kendra Scott Holiday Fling
Kendra Scott Richmond
Shop, sip, and snack from 6 to 8 p.m. 20 percent of purchases during that time frame will be donated to Family Lifeline, a Richmond-based nonprofit that partners with individuals and families at critical points in their lives to strengthen overall well-being and independence by delivering intensive home and community-based services.

December 17-18
Holiday Open House
Cool Colors Gallery
Stop by on Saturday and

December 17-18
Last Dash Artisan Market
1710 Altamont Avenue

Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. more than 20 local vendors will be selling handcrafted accessories, jewelry, body care products, crafts, and more for your last-minute shopping pleasure.

December 18
Bae Day Holiday Market
Lunch and Supper
Why just go last-minute shopping when you could eat brunch, down a few Bloody Marys and shop locally made goods all in one place? Do it from 12 to 5 p.m. at Lunch and Supper.

December 18
Open Studio, Jan Shropshire, and ObscurO Jewelry
Plant Zero Ink Building, Corner of 5th and Decatur streets
Stop by the studios of artist Jan Shropshire and ObscurO Jewelry and shop for last-second gifts.

Find more from Megan Marconyak at Marco Style, where she shares topics she’s passionate about—mostly related to eating, drinking, shopping and traveling. She can be reached at

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