About Us

wander_jacket_brown.jpgGossypia is an eclectic boutique that has been in the Old Town Alexandria area for over 40 years.We have beautiful, artistic women’s clothing as well as practical lines such as Flax and Eileen Fisher.

The shop abounds in interesting handbags, scarves, blouses, silk tops, skirts, pants, coats, belts, and much more. Be sure to sign up for our email list to find out about upcoming sales, store events, and more.

To learn more about products which we are featuring, please be sure to see our blog. You can also sign up for emails from Gossypia, where you will receive exclusive offers, information about in-store events, upcoming sales and more.

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The jewelry line is eclectic, international, and very interesting. You will find semi precious stones, sterling silver and gold-filled jewelry from all over the world. The selection includes earrings, necklaces, watches, pendants and bracelets. Gossypia has a collection of ethnic and sophisticated jewelry for every taste.

Jewelry, accessory, and handbag designers in stock include Frederico, Amy Kahn Russell, Brighton, Hobo, Zazou, Expressions, Rising Tide, San Diego Hat Company, Shira Leah, Monies, Ayala Bar, Anne Koplik, Libertad, Toucan, and many more.




For many years, !cid_023DBE77-7D23-4ED2-ABE2-0AF8290A28D1@MonCheriBridalsIncGossypia has been known for a large selection of lovely off-the-rack, informal, encore, and destination wedding dresses. Special occasion dresses and informal dresses are here as well, including just the right dress for the mother of the bride!

Wedding dresses and Mother of the Bride dresses are in stock from Jessica McClintock, Sue Wong, Mon Cheri Destination, Scala, Ursula, Tiar and others.

PLEASE NOTE: Our wedding room is very small and we must have a sales person available to assist you.  To make your experience pleasant, we require appointments in advance. Please visit our Contact Us page for instructions on how to schedule an appointment today.


Throughout the two floors of Gossypia, you will find an incredible array of folk art, most of it from Latin America. The folk art is in every nook and cranny here and includes:

  • nativities
  • mirrors
  • lamps
  • pillows
  • pottery
  • and many other items

Our extensive collection of nativities come from all over the world, and make the perfect gift to celebrate the holiday season.



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In Mexico, on the Day of the Dead, families go to cemeteries to honor their dead with picnics and festivities. At Gossypia, you can purchase Folk Art like the traditional items used to celebrate this cultural event. Day of the Dead is a special theme at Gossypia, with a large selection of items.