Virginia Beach opens the doors to a coastal shopping haven full of unique discoveries and wonderful treasures. From the urban appeal of Town Center to the personal attraction of local boutiques and shopping centers, there’s a lot of ground to cover and even more deals to be found in these Va Beach neighborhoods.

Town Center


Women Walking Through The Town Center Shopping

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Town Center is a shopaholic's dream with stores like lululemon athletica, Monkee’s, Paper Source, Free People, and Ann Taylor Loft, as well as local shops that will be a great addition to your shopping adventure. After you’ve filled your bags with all the clothes and crafts your closets can handle, you’re not done yet! With shops like Eclectic Design Florist & Gift, a must-visit for lovers of plants, and  Mrs. Bones, who has been creating custom dog collars and leashes from more than 500 brocade, tapestry, velvet, tartan and jacquard woven trims, there's no shortage of shopping options at Town Center.  

Head across the Boulevard to the newly-revamped Pembroke Mall for even more options. The first mall in Hampton Roads, Pembroke has become a shopper’s paradise with the additions of Nordstrom Rack, DSW, REI, Old Navy, J. Crew Mercantile, and much more.


Lynnhaven Mall



As the largest indoor mall in Virginia Beach, the Lynnhaven Mall, located about 15 minutes from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, is a perfect destination for all your shopping needs, especially on those rainy or hot days that can sneak up on your vacation. With a variety of premier stores to choose from, inviting outdoor plazas and a newly renovated Food Court, this luxury retail center is a fun-filled way to spend the day for the whole family. With retailers such as H&M, Pandora, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Aerie, Apple, Bath & Body Works, and more, there's something here for everyone. And for those who don't want to shop, don't miss nearby attractions such as Dave & Buster's, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, or the AMC 18 Theater showing the latest new releases.


Atlantic Avenue - Oceanfront


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For a mix of eclectic coastal finds, it’s hard to beat Atlantic Avenue at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. From classic beach staples like Sunsations, to charming local boutique clothing and gift shops, Atlantic Avenue has a little something for everyone. Check out local shop, True Woman, for great styles and reasonably-priced clothing in reasonable sizes and Bargain Beachwear for a huge selection of all of the beach attire you could want at a great price. Stop by the Shops at 31 Ocean for a huge selection including local shops, Beecroft & Bull fine men’s clothing, and Kitty Hawk Kite’s Life is Good clothing boutique.


The Shops At Hilltop - Oceanfront


Plant House

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Spend an afternoon perusing the Hilltop area, just a few minutes drive from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. With hundreds specialty shops, including well-known stores like Talbots, Athleta, and Chico’s, Hilltop is a must-shop. With a selection of over 120 shops, boutiques, and restaurants, The Shops At Hilltop has no shortage of unique, local treasures to take home with you. 

For plant lovers, check out PlantHouse VB, which offers workshops on creating your own air plant or succulent terrariums. Stop in anytime, pick any size terrarium, and build your masterpiece. No appointment is necessary, and prices include plants, filler, accents, and whatever else you need. PlantHouse’s staff will be available to help guide you through your design and general plant care. They also offer classes, which you can sign-up to create your terrarium alongside an instructor.

Need some self-care in your life? Fuel your body, nourish your skin and feed your soul with clean, sustainable, cruelty and chemical-free products at Glow Apothecary. They offer a selection of clean, natural, nature-derived, organic and wild-crafted brands to keep you glowing. 

End your day with a pit stop at Forbes Candies, a local staple since 1930 known for their indulgent salt water taffy that the kids, and the kids at heart, will love.


The Artery


Lemon Cabana

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From the Neptune Statue at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk all the way down the Laskin Corridor, The Artery in the Oceanfront District is quickly becoming one of our favorite hubs for dining, shopping, and fun in Virginia Beach. Whether you need to relax and unwind or are looking to roll up your sleeves and dig in to a new crafty project, this emerging district has everything for locals and visitors alike. With local shops and boutiques like French TwistAR Workshop, Lemon Cabana, and more, this is a must-visit for shopaholics at the Oceanfront.

ViBe Creative District


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For some one-of-a-kind local flair to take home after your visit, there is no better option than buying handmade gifts, and the ViBe Creative District has the goods for a truly unique and long-lasting memento that only Virginia Beach can provide. For custom, hand-painted signs and pin-striping, check out Igor’s Custom, a local favorite, whose work is found all around town. His designs are done the old-school way, so you won’t find any computers in his studio. To have something personalized, just stop in and tell him what you want. You won’t regret it! Located next door to Igor’s, North End Bag Company is crafting handmade leather bags from scratch, using a variety of multi-era vintage sewing machines. From when the design is sketched to when the sewing machine whirs to a stop, no detail is overlooked in building these timeless and sturdy bags. Whether you use them to hold your wet swimsuit or stuff them with sand dollars straight off of the beach, these bags are built to last on your next beach adventure.

Plan your Virginia Beach shopping adventure now!

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