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🛍️ Happy hauling, Richmond
There are several Goodwill locations around the Richmond region. | Photo by RICtoday
If you’re looking for a way to spend some sweltering summer hours indoors, why not go for a treasure hunt? Check out our local guide to thrift shops, antique and vintage stores, swap meets, and more.

⭐️ Senior City Editor Robin here. I’ll be dropping in throughout the guide with my pro tips and reader recommendations. Just look for the star.


Find West End Antiques Mall near the intersection of Broad and Staples Mill.


Photo by RICtoday

Antique and vintage shops

Boho To Go, The Fan
Shop bohemian vintage and find something new-to-you — the inventory is refreshed weekly.

Sheppard Street Antiques, Scott’s Addition
This home and garden store started on Sheppard Street in Carytown but moved to its current home on Arthur Ashe Boulevard in 2016.

⭐️ Take note from Reader Jeff M., who said this of SSA: “Truly one of the best antique/vintage shops in town and has been a part of Richmond for years. My go-to shop, always.”

West End Antiques Mall, Staples Mill
With 250+ booths and 53,000 sqft to explore, block off some time to walk among the furniture, glassware, fine art, lighting, and textiles.


Keep up with Halcyon on social media to see when it has sidewalk sales.


Photo by RICtoday

Vintage clothing shops

Blue Bones Vintage, VCU
The owners opened their own store after years of selling through Need Supply Co.

Bygones Vintage Clothing, Carytown
This staple of the Richmond vintage scene has a variety of Old Hollywood styles.

⭐️ Window shopping is a must, as the store changes its elaborate display with the seasons.

CobbleStore, Oregon Hill
This haven has a growing collection of vintage T-shirts, jackets, hats, and more.

Halcyon Vintage, The Fan
This shop has been buying and selling vintage clothes for 30+ years.

⭐️ I’m always on the lookout for Halcyon’s next rummage sale.

See more thrift shops, consignment stores, and flea markets at the button below.
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Children's Museum of Richmond
Tuesday, July 9
  • Bad Cop/Bad Cop | Tuesday, July 9 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St., Richmond | $20 | The riot grrrl band will play with Oceanator and 40Reps.
Wednesday, July 10
  • Movie Matinees: “Playing with Fire” | Wednesday, July 10 | 2-5 p.m. | RPL West End Branch, 5420 Patterson Ave., Richmond | Free | Snacks will be provided at this screening of the 2019 family comedy starring John Cena.
  • Flying Squirrels vs. Harrisburg Senators | Wednesday, July 10 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond | $10-$25 | Fans of franks, rejoice — the first 1,000 fans ages 15 and up will go home with a hot dog scented candle.
Thursday, July 11
  • The Bonus Army and the Summer of Discontent | Thursday, July 11 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Virginia War Memorial Director of Education Jim Triesler will discuss the historic military protest of the Bonus Army.
  • Flowers After 5 | Thursday, July 11 | 5-8 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond | $0-$20 | Join the Charlottesville-based bluegrass and Americana act Tara Mills Band for an evening of tunes.
  • Taylor Shines: The Laser Spectacular | Thursday, July 11 | 7:30 p.m. | The National, 708 E. Broad St., Richmond | $29-$39 | Shake it off at this night of Swift hits paired with mind-bending light effects.
Friday, July 12
  • Jersey Shore Dance Party | Friday, July 12 | 9:30 p.m. | Bingo Beer Co., 2900 W. Broad St., Richmond | Free entry | Get ready for a fist-pumping good time with DJ Carter B.
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News Notes
  • The Glenwood Farms redevelopment could result in almost 1,000 new units, including apartments, townhomes, and age-restricted residences. The developers have filed a rezoning request with details for the future of the Henrico community. (Richmond BizSense)
  • Local cookware store Accoutre will close its Manchester storefront at the end of August. The shop will remain in business online. The announcement was made on Instagram, where a new project was also teased.
  • Hanover’s plan to expand internet access to over 6,000 homes won’t meet its initial August goal. The county applied for a funding extension and submitted a corrective action plan which should see Connect Hanover completed by December 2025. (VPM)
  • Here’s some cool news. The Byrd is closed this week to install an upgraded HVAC system. It’ll be back up and running this Saturday, July 13 with showings of “Finding Nemo” at 10 a.m. and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” at 7 p.m.
  • A new exhibit opens at The Valentine this Thursday, July 11. The display will feature a collection of local portraits from the Style Weekly archive, dating back to 1982. It’ll remain at the museum until May 26.
  • The new Starbucks across the street from the Diamond is open — and it has some fresh paint. Check out the indoor mural by artist Auz Miles next time you stop in for a latte. (Richmond Grid)
  • Tomorrow is the last day to vote for your pick for Chesterfield’s new mascot. Will Cole be a resourceful raccoon, adventurous chipmunk, loyal retriever, or adaptable bear? You decide.
  • Did you know some credit cards can actually help you get out of debt faster? Yes, it sounds crazy. But it’s true. The secret: Find a credit card with a “0% intro APR” period for balance transfers. Here are hands down some of the best.*
  • Magnesium can help you fall asleep, manage stress, and wake up refreshed. Magnesium Breakthrough combines all seven essential forms of magnesium — get an extra 10% off now.*
🐶 Do you have a River City Rover?
Like many Richmonders, Senior City Editor Robin’s canine brother Rosco loves to watch basketball and be dramatic about the weather. | Photo by RICtoday
If your dog embodies the spirit of Richmond — whether through charm, style, backstory, or love of rainbow cookies — submit them to be the official dog of 804 Day.

Style Weekly is running the contest. Nominate your dog by Thursday, July 18 by filling out the entry form.

Pro tip: Eligible dogs should reside in the Richmond region and be able to attend the 804 Day festival in person at 17th Street Market on Friday, Aug. 2.

After the nominations are submitted, the public will vote for the people’s pup. What’s on the line for the top dog? They’ll get a prize from Fan Veterinary Clinic, a portrait shot by photographer Scott Elmquist, and ceremonial duties onstage at 804 Day.
The Buy
Hello, The Buy team here. If you like browsing our daily featured item, we’ve got a whole site of recommendations to choose from — allow us to direct you to a few.

🔪 This $260 knife set is on sale for $75 through Sunday, July 21.

🌺 These 15 tropical Amazon finds will spruce up your wardrobe, home, and vibe for summer.

🛍️ The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is coming — here are the best deals to bookmark.
The Wrap
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Maybe less exciting than prize-winning pups, but the RICtoday team will also be at 804 Day on Friday, Aug. 2. The free festival celebrates all things Richmond and was a big hit in its first year last August — make sure to swing by our booth and say hey.
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