Unique group shopping in Norfolk

There are many benefits to traveling with a group, including amazing package deals you can take advantage of, free planning services, and generally the joy of getting a group of like-minded people together to experience a new place. One of the misconceptions about group travel is that individuals won’t be able to enjoy some of the activities typically suited to smaller parties, such as dining at an upscale restaurant or buying a special gift or souvenir. Norfolk is an ideal destination for group visits as our locations for large gatherings are so unique they will feel personally tailored to each individual. So if you have a group that loves to shop, here are some fabulous Norfolk shopping spots to visit.

Avenue Colley

Located in the beloved neighborhood of Ghent, Colley Avenue is the place to go to support small businesses and make a truly unique find. Local stores are scattered over four blocks along Colley Avenue. Kitsch offers handmade jewelry, original artwork and prints from over 100 regional makers, creatives, artists and artisans. Texture is a woman owned and operated gift shop with an ever-changing selection of homewares, jewelry, animal lover gifts, and kids/baby items. Less Than offers eco-friendly products made from natural ingredients free from harsh synthetic chemicals and sourced from environmentally conscious manufacturers.

art center

What if you could visit a local art exhibit and then have the opportunity to purchase the incredible works of art on display? At the D’Art Center, art lover’s dreams will come true as items from the Center’s Juried National Exhibition and Solo Exhibition are available for sale. Shopping is available after the exhibits have ended, but guests can do so on-site after viewing and falling in love with the various pieces.

Norfolk Premium Outlets

Who doesn’t love a lot? At Norfolk Premium Outlets, groups will have a great time strolling from store to store sampling fabulous brands at discounted prices. Options include Coach, Gap, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Plus, with the famous Scandinavian shopping destination IKEA less than five minutes away, it’s easy to spend an entire day shopping and saving nearby.

Perry Glass Studio

Norfolk is thriving in the world of glass art with multiple opportunities to view extraordinary pieces. If you want your group to experience Norfolk glass art in person, you should first read about the many group tour experiences to enjoy glass art. Second, you should plan to take them to the Perry Glass Studio gift shop where they can take home a remarkable piece of glassware. From beautiful blown glass pitchers, carafes and wine glasses to tree ornaments and decorations, there’s something incredibly fragile about everyone in the group.

Selden Market

This collaborative space in downtown Norfolk offers a rotating range of the city’s promising retail and food concepts. Groups will enjoy browsing the many different stores for items such as luxury scented candles and soy plants, modern jewelry, quality leather goods and more.

Visit the Norfolk Mermaids Market

Come to our very own VisitNorfolk Welcome Centre! Not only will you meet friendly faces and gather useful information to navigate our beautiful city, but you can also leave with a piece of Norfolk with you. Our mermaid market invites groups to come and check out our collection of mermaid merchandise, including shirts, ornaments, mugs and more, as well as homewares, drink accessories, Norfolk novelties and articles centered on Virginia.