FYI Sidewalk Sale Lovers. The 14th Annual Alexandira Sidewalk Sale is just 10 days away.
As a slow-living side note, I don’t tend to shop “sales” because I’ve been known to buy things I otherwise wouldn’t even think of or desire. I do shop sales for beauty and cosmetics because those deals are freekin’ incredible! But hey, no judgment if you’re a sale shopper, some peeps are brilliant with the deals and discounts — if they work for you have fun and have at it! I know lots of people make fun girls days of it!
If you’re concerned about unnecessary or silly-what was I thinking-consumption here are some thoughts for you. Ya know, some questions to ask yourself before tapping the plastic:
- Is this something I’d want if I wasn’t caught up in the magic of the sale? The frenzy. The event. The people. The spectacle of it all!??
- Does this fit my personal style? My wardrobe? My décor?
- Is having this on my body a story I want to tell the world.
- If this item was in my home will it bring more beauty into my life?
- Will I still want this in a day, week, month, year?
If it’s a no-no consider leaving it for someone where it’s a gleeful heck-yes!
Here’s Visit ALX’s Calendar Listing along with their Sidewalk Sale link. Though, note, only businesses that buy into the Visit Alexandria organization’s membership will be featured as a participant. And that’s good news! I bet there will be lots more stores that step-out of their storefronts with some sale items…
Also, kinda exciting this year are the musical acts! All those deets & more in the Visit ALX link…
Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale
August 12, 2023
Throughout Old Town and beyond
One of the longest running summer shopping events returns to the D.C. region’s Shop Small destination for independent boutiques, Alexandria, Virginia, with the annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale happening Saturday, August 12, 2023, throughout Old Town and beyond. The event features more than 40 Alexandria boutiques stepping out of their storefronts and offering deeply discounted summer merchandise. Plus, enjoy live music along King Street and shop pop-up vendors along the 0 block of King Street. In Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood, browse unique finds at the Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market and more. Learn more at AlexandriaSidewalkSale.com.
📸s: Sarah Marcella Creative for Visit Alexandria