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It seems like Richmond is named "up and coming" this or "on the rise" that every few months for one outlet or another. But locals have always known it as a place where a person can find good eats and cheap thrills (looking at you James River) without having to look too hard. So too with shopping, especially within the last few of years. Thanks to several boutiques quietly opening up around the city, Richmond's retail junkies have fewer and fewer good reasons to set foot in one of the surrounding malls.
Even better news? Roadtripping down from D.C. to Richmond for holiday shopping has suddenly become so, so worth the gas money. Take a look below at a mix of River City classics and new spots for making the most out of your next trip.—Racked National associate editor Kenzie Bryant
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