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“Truly special & memorable gifts for everyone on your list!”

Ten Thousand Villages Alexandria
Ranked #3 of 16 Shopping in Alexandria
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Laurel, Maryland
1 review
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“Truly special & memorable gifts for everyone on your list!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

This store sells unique handicrafts from around the world; the organization works directly with artisans in developing countries to help them develop their business skills, know what appeals to U.S. customers, and get a fair wage for their work. Shopping here made mefeel good - both because I found awesome stuff and because I liked knowing that my money was going such an ethical and meaningful place. The volunteers that work in the store are very helpful and eager to tell you about the artisans. I can't wait to go back!

Visited October 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews
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“Beautiful, High Quality Products”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

I've been shopping at Ten Thousand Villages for the past two decades, and their products get better every year. Last year the Old Town Alexandria store carried about 80 different nativities. This year they feature "Traveler's Finds," one-of-a-kind treasures -- at reasonable prices. The jewelry, scarves, carved boxes and musical instruments make great gifts. And I love knowing that every dollar I spend is for a good cause!

Visited October 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Where you'll find the most meaningful gift in Old Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

If you're in Old Town, I'd highly recommend spending some time here. Ten Thousand Villages sells handicrafts from around the globe, all of which are fair trade. Most of the people who work at the shop are volunteers, which is a simple testament to the incredible work of those artisans who made everything in the store.

Visited September 2013
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Elwood, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
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“Cutest little shop in Bethesda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

This store sells handmade goods from underdeveloped countries to help them build up their cities. The goods you can buy here are reasonably priced, and labeled with where they were made. The lady who works here was more than happy to help us navigate around, and knowledgeable about every item in the store. The crafts are unbelievably detailed handmade. We bought MOST of our treasure from here. I will definitely visit again when I go back in 6 months. It's an artisan store. (Lots of dragonfly items.. My favorite!)

Visited February 2013
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Thank Jaime C
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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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“A nice little shop for a great cause”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

Something for everyone in this unique shop right on King Street. Sells all fair-trade products that help people in developing countries earn a living and support their families. Worth stopping in for a visit.

Visited December 2012
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