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A Class All Its Own: Charlottesville Shopping

Shopping in CharlottesvilleLiving in a Charlottesville apartment has lots of perks, and one of the most rewarding is the amazing shopping close by. Charlottesville boasts not just variety but a unique and unmatchable charm that makes shopping an adventure. Amid the myriad choices are some amazing gems, places you'll visit again and again to find treasures that you'll want to take home. Below are a few of our favorites:

C'ville Arts Cooperative Gallery
C'ville Arts features a tremendous variety of crafts and art and provides a chance for visitors to meet and chat with artists. Located on the Historic Downtown Mall, the shop offers an ever changing selection of decorative and functional items including jewelry and accessories, organic balm, photography and paintings, sculpture, and much, much more. This is the place to find something special for your Charlottesville apartment home.

The Virginia Shop
The Virginia Shop is sometimes affectionately called "The Nut House" by the locals thanks to the high quality Virginia roasted peanuts that made them famous, but the shop is packed with a wider selection of treasures. Wine, chocolate, nuts, books, locally made jams and much more will keep you coming back long after you overcome your "tourist" status.

Gearharts in CharlottesvilleGearhart's Fine Chocolates
The best thing about a Charlottesville apartment is that it keeps you close to Gearhart's! The original shop on Main Street moved a few blocks away to a cafe style venue to meet the immense demand for their confections. Belgian chocolate highlights elegant and creative confections. The cafe also serves beverages like coffee and hot chocolate, making it a tempting stop on your way from your Charlottesville apartment to work.

Toys are for kids, right? There is no place where this is more true than at Shenanigans. Thoughtfully chosen toys focus on creative, kid-friendly fun, encouraging kids to use their imaginations and engage with the world around them. This "old-fashioned" toy store features a knowledgeable staff who are happy to and will wrap your purchases for you. And for those of us "kids" who still collect Playmobil, they stock an impressive collection.

Magpie Knits
Are you a "yarn nerd"? Do you want to learn to knit? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, Magpie Knits will delight you with new projects and outstanding products that are a joy to work with. The staff is very helpful and pleasant, and classes and events will keep you supplied with new projects and ideas.

Angelos Jewelry in CharlottesvilleAngelo Jewelry
Lee Angelo Marraccini has been recognized nationally for over 40 years as a jewelry artist, and when you step into the store managed by his wife, Pam Perugi Marraccini, you'll understand why. His contemporary designs are bold and nuanced, making a trip through his store is more like a visit to an art gallery.

Ten Thousand Villages
Clothing, accessories, gifts from around the world and amazing service from a friendly staff - all of that would be enough to recommend Ten Thousand Villages, but that's not all they offer! The shop features items from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries, focusing on fair trade practices and high quality items. The selection is wonderful and modern, and you'll find wonderful accessories, jewelry, and items to decorate your Charlottesville apartment home.

The Spice Diva Emporium
Spice Diva Shopping in CharlottesvilleIf flavor is your passion, you must make a trip to The Spice Diva. The walls of this shop are lined with every herb, spice, chili, salt, and botanical you can imagine, and probably quite a few you may have never used. Try them in your own Charlottesville apartment kitchen, or let the professionals teach you in their Cooking School.

Telegraph Art and Comics
Telegraph Art and Comics is not just another comic book store. The local venue promotes independent local artists and makes art affordable and easy for everyone to own. The wide selection they offer reflects their devotion to the idea that comics are for everyone. High quality graphic art prints from local artists will make a bold statement in your Charlottesville apartment home!

This is just a sampling of the unique and enticing array of shops near your Charlottesville apartment, but there are many more, with new choices appearing every day. Get out there and enjoy the adventure!


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