Amanda Nisbet

“Richmond is a great city to explore. It continues to charm me in unexpected ways.” — Amanda Nisbet, interior designer

We’re certain her top six picks for the best shopping in Richmond, Virginia, will charm you, too.

Best shopping in Richmond, Virginia: Palette Paint and Home. Photo of an avocado green velvet armchair sits next to a modern metal-base round occasional table. Bright and colorful abstract art punctuates the white room.

Palette Paint and Home

Palette Paint and Home carries Fine Paints of Europe and Farrow & Ball—two of my trusted sources. They also rotate art monthly and have many more things to tempt a designer.

An artisan creates furniture at McKinnon and Harris in Richmond, Virginia

McKinnon and Harris

Richmond-based McKinnon and Harris, the family-owned manufacturer of the highest-quality outdoor furniture, is now open to the public, and you can see their incredible artisans at work.

Best shopping in Richmond, Virginia: A store scene from Bridget Beari includes light blue wing chair, bookcase with the shelves arranged in a geometric pattern, and other unique decor.

Bridget Beari

Bridget Beari is a great spot in Cary­town. The designer features local artisans and one-of-a-kind pieces.

A shop scene from Beckon Home in Richmond, Virginia, including abstract art prints of large blue-and-white ginger jars, a modern console and a modern coffee with a gold metal vase, and other decorative accessories.

Beckon Home

At Beckon Home, I find items to fill in niches for a project, and you can pick up gifts as well.

Close-up of ornaments on a pink Christmas trees, including a small building ornament by Heather Donohue and vintage-looking blown glass ornaments depicting a holiday stocking, a cat, and a dog, among others.

Ornament (center) by Heather Donohue Crafts at Quirk Gallery

The Quirk Gallery, at the hotel of the same name, has art and unusual finds (many in the hotel’s signature pink)—a must stop for stocking stuffers.

Flowers and leaves artfully arranged on a rustic wooden table at Strawberry Fields, one of designer Amanda Nisbet's picks for best shopping in Richmond, Virginia

Flower and foliage selection at Strawberry Fields

For flowers, I pop into Strawberry Fields, which has more-unexpected blooms and locally made gifts.

A view inside Strawberry Fields, a flower and gift shop in Richmond, Virginia.

Strawberry Fields’ unexpected blooms and selection of locally made gifts put it on the list for best shopping in Richmond.

More of Amanda Nisbet’s Richmond

→ My Hometown at Christmas

Meet interior designer Amanda Nisbet, see her adopted city at its festive best, and find out where to stay when you visit Richmond

→ Where to Sip and Savor

Coffee, cocktails, and restaurants for every occasion

→ What to See in Richmond

Art galleries, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and Monument Avenue


Produced by Alice Welsh Doyle | Photography by Sarah Walor

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