LifestyleAn Afternoon at the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Updated on Monday, June 23, 2014

An Afternoon at the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall

charlottesville downtown mallCharlottesville, Virginia is known for its history and its natural beauty, but do not discount all that it has to offer as a unique shopping destination.  The Historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville provides an opportunity to combine history, local culture and a beautiful setting with a pleasant and distinctive upscale shopping experience.  Spread over several blocks, you can spend a leisurely afternoon wandering in and out of the eclectic mix of shops while enjoying the leisurely Charlottesville atmosphere. 


Rosewood Antiques imports unique pieces from France on a daily basis.  From 18th century antiques to pieces from the early 20th century, there is something for almost every taste.  From one-of-a-kind furniture, to mirrors, lamps and statement pieces, Rosewood Antiques offers a wide selection of pieces to decorate your new home. 


Opened in 1924, New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia.  Its old-fashioned atmosphere and knowledgeable staff make perusing their wide selection a great way to spend an unhurried, lazy afternoon in town. While you are there, be sure to check out their especially unique and extensive selection of books on architecture and landscape.


Whether you are shopping for a unique gift or perhaps just looking for a great shop to browse, pop into O’Suzannah for an enjoyable shopping experience.  From artsy home furnishings and smaller decorative items, to classic, elegant jewelry, the selection of O’Suzannah does not disappoint.  You are sure to find the perfect gift for any lady in your life.


Adding to the creative and imaginative selection of shops in the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall is the C’Ville Arts Cooperative Gallery.  The Gallery features artwork by 50-60 contemporary Virginia artists, with pieces available to view and purchase.  The artwork for sale includes paintings, sculpture and photography, as well as functional pieces for your home, handmade jewelry, scarves and more.  The Charlottesville Gallery also offers monthly exhibitions for new artists.


The Historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville is a one-of-a-kind upscale shopping destination, whether you know what you are looking for, or are simply looking for a pleasurable way to pass an afternoon.  There is no shortage of things to do in Charlottesville, but the Historic Downtown Mall should not be missed. 

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