Warehouse Sale 2021: We Need Your Input

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t predict the future. But we can try our darndest to plan ahead. For the first time, the Old Town Boutique District is taking the lead on the annual Warehouse Sale, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Westin Alexandria (all hail Queen Elizabeth for leading this massive event for the past 15+ years).

As Shells Karle, owner of Your CBD Store, and I think through how the sale will be different given the coronavirus – we would really appreciate your input.

Part of the thrill of the Warehouse Sale is early-bird shopping to get the best items for the best deals from your favorite local shops. Groups of friends would set their alarm clocks for 6am, and moms would bring their daughters. Elizabeth said in the past more than 800 people would come before 11am. Obviously, even if health guidelines are lessened by February, that is not going to work.



So, we’re looking at timed tickets – much like this summer’s pool reservations. You’d have a set time to shop, and then we would sanitize in between groups. Of course, masks would be required for all.

Here’s where we need your help. Our questions for Stylebook readers:

  • • Would you be comfortable attending the Warehouse Sale?
  • • Would you still want to come if you didn’t have an early morning ticket?
  • • Or would you prefer an outdoor venue later in the year?

Please either take this brief survey or add your input below in the comments section.

We look forward to building a fun, safe event for our community and will keep you all updated!


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Co-Owner | Boxwood
Over the past 15 years, I’ve covered the major branches of D.C. careers – political campaigns, Senate press office, advertising sales, and strategic communications. But after I had my two kids, I knew I wanted to do something that truly reflected my desire for creative, colorful design. Luckily, I stumbled into a shop on South Royal Street in early 2019 and met Joanna Szczerban. We opened Boxwood in April to offer Old Town a fresh take on home decor and gifts – and we haven’t looked back.

Boxwood was born out of the idea that our homes should be as vibrant and colorful as the people who live in them. So our decorative items and gifts bring a fresh, modern look to Old Town – everything from pillows and table linens to furniture painted with Annie Sloan® Chalk Paint®. 


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Alexandria, VA 22314

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