Ever feel like more of our shopping street corners look alike, with the same national chain stores left and right? While these stores are reliable “go to’s,” it feels like you could be in Anywhere, USA. Not when you turn the corner onto Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray section of Alexandria. The moment you see the sunny yellow shop with the crisp black and white awning, you will know that this is not Anywhere, USA, but Kiskadee, a specialty boutique in Alexandria.
Located in an old brick house, Kiskadee has become a “go to” of its own in Alexandria. The distinct curb appeal of the store’s facade is pleasingly outmatched by the distinct and diverse inventory on the inside. Inside the offerings include women’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, gifts for all occasions, shoes, children’s clothing, and even a supply of men’s ties and belts. With a wide array of items to complete your shopping needs or to fill a spur of the moment whim, Kiskadee covers the trends in clothing in a fun, wearable way, while also offering stylish practical items, like wallets, belts, gloves, and handbags.
Jewelry pieces run the gamut from petite baubles to more dramatic necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Recently spotted in the jewelry display—a fabulously sizeable leather cuff with inlaid beadwork. One of the newest additions to the shop is the shoe room—offering a display from fun to practical, from platform wedge gold peep toes ready for anything to classic black pumps that hold their muster in the heaviest of downpours.
At Kiskadee not only can you find wardrobe favorites, but also a world of great gifts for almost anyone on your list—hostesses, teachers, friends, children, spouses, or even for yourself. There are various items to personalize, note paper, and a multitude of fun pieces for the home and kitchen.
I must mention the great service that the shop provides. Whether it’s your first visit to the store or your 51st, you will get the same friendly smile and help from the staff that you want and relish. They have a special knack for being helpful without being pushy. Whether a wardrobe addition, bauble, gift, etc., a purchase from Kiskadee will not disappoint.
2205 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301