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Visitors Guide - Padding

Shopping and Spas

Richmond Shopping

Shopping in the Historic Richmond Region has come a long way from the days of blacksmiths and general stores. Today, the area boasts upscale shopping malls, eclectic boutiques, quaint specialty stores and treasure-filled antique shops. Shop ‘til you drop! Check out Richmond Region's best shopping spots.

Find incomparable styles and fashions at the unique stores of Carytown or the designer shops "On the Avenues" at WesthamptonRVA. More local shopping information is available at the new Retail Merchants Association site, For more information about shopping malls and specialty stores in the area, browse the links below.

Exploring all the sights and attractions of the Richmond Region is enough to tucker out the toughest adventurer. Look years younger thanks to a refreshing facial. Or treat yourself to a hot-stone treatment.  


Get back on track and rejuvenate at a local day spa. Indulge in a soothing massage. 

Mall Mania

Choose from our wide selection of suburban malls and outdoor shopping centers.

Unique Shopping Areas

Looking for something special? A unique gift or quirky keepsake you might not find in the larger shopping malls? Try your luck at a Richmond bazaar, funky farmers' market or locally owned boutique. 

Farmers' Markets

For a truly homegrown experience, check out the many farmers markets popping up all over the Region. 




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