Best Place to Find a Gift
Red Barn Mercantile
1117 King St., Alexandria, (703) 838-0355
Your sister’s birthday is coming up. Then your cousin’s graduation. And, that wedding—make it two weddings—you are attending this summer. Life is full of celebrations, and Red Barn Mercantile will make sure you show up with the perfect gift in hand. This Alexandria store carries items that fulfill gifting needs including candles, kids games, barware, and books. A playful sense of humor can be found in products like their “groceries & shit” tote bag and pop culture key chains that reference Luke’s Diner and the Peach Pit. Yet their branding and presentation reveals a polish that is usually found in larger, national chains rather than independent retail.