In times of stress, we can all use a little retail therapy. And, thanks to the Alexandria Makers Market—founded by Alyssa Kovach of A|VA Apparel in November 2019—you can get your shopping fix this month during the global pandemic, and even support local businesses too.
Throughout all of June, local makers, artisans and business owners of the Alexandria Makers Market are coming together to offer at-home shoppers the chance to purchase unique products online, in partnership with Port City Brewing through a summer pop-up.
Here’s how it works: Each week in June, various creatives will feature their items, ranging from makeup bags to soy candles, on the virtual portal. Then, once shoppers have selected the goods they’re most interested in, they’ll head to Port City Brewing for contactless pickup on a designated day.
This week, from now until Tuesday, June 9, featured local companies include clothing company A|VA Apparel, Alexandria-based business Betsy Smallpeople, Leah Buckley’s Modern Tally, jewelry business Papazian Design, LLC and eco-friendly gift company Truly-Life.
In week three and four, expect the chance to purchase homemade keychains, artwork from Meg Biram, one-of-a-kind pottery and more. For more information on the participating local artists and pickup times, click here.
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