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Everyone has their favorite stores. You know, the ones where there’s always something new to explore and new treasures to find? The ones where you don’t really need to be looking for anything in particular, but you know it will find you anyway? Red Barn Mercantile is one of those stores. With plenty of items for your home, kitchen, and kiddos, it’s a not-so-hidden gem in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.
Red Barn Mercantile is a fabulous store full of hidden treasures. It’s a family-run boutique that celebrates the “beauty of handmade and the joy of both everyday and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations.” Their curated collection gathers fine linens, home furnishings, and decor, gifts, and so much more. Every product they carry is made from the highest quality materials, perfect for starting conversations and bringing a smile to every face.
While they carry plenty of items that adults will love, they also have quite a selection of gifts, stuffed animals, and books just for kids! Red Barn Mercantile is truly a store everyone in the family will love. Just go in with the expectation you and your kids will find the next greatest thing you never even knew you needed.
Red Barn Mercantile has an entire store filled with decor and furnishings to make your house feel like a stylish, cozy home. Your family will love every thoughtful touch, and you’ll be proud to show it all off!
But while we’re talking about family, let’s discuss the real fun – all of their offerings for kids and families to enjoy together. They have so many toys to inspire imagination, including whimsical jellycat stuffed toys, classic wooden toys, and delicate dolls. Their selection of books transports you to faraway places, reinforces important social ideologies, and teaches readers about history and Washington DC in fun, meaningful stories. They have puzzles and games the whole family will love playing together and plenty of joke books that just may polarize the family into those who appreciate a good pun and those who are, ahem, less cultured. Red Barn Mercantile even makes back-to-school fun with a selection of notebooks, pens, and lunch boxes that spark creativity.
So yes, while there are plenty of things that grown-ups will love to shop at Red Barn Mercantile, don’t underestimate the joy of their kids’ items.
I am all about cooking together as a family, and Red Barn Mercantile’s new Cookbook Club is a fabulous way to gather everyone in the kitchen! Every month, they select a new featured cookbook, and members of the club purchase it and sign up to cook one of the recipes from the book. Then, everyone gathers at the store for a potluck of recipes, a discussion about the cookbook, and to socialize! It’s a fabulous excuse to try a new recipe and to get out of the house!
Red Barn Mercantile is a fabulous place for anyone looking for the perfect touch to add to their home – or for a fabulous gift for the kid or family in your life. If you’ve never been, you’ll definitely want to make a point to stop by their store and see what treasures lie in store for you!
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