Every city has these little pocket boutique neighborhoods, but Carytown is unusually diverse…something for everyone. ~ Garnett
Feathers in our cap
The owners and dedicated staff of Mongrel work hard to change it up, keep it fresh, and offer both residents and visitors a reason to keep coming back to the store. Since 1991, we’ve been humbled by awards for our efforts (and yes, we COULD have kept better records of those!) We are always grateful to be recognized in “Best of” awards, in particular when they reflect reader opinions. We thank you for your support through the years.
Roanoke and Richmond are less than three hours of drive time apart. Mongrel got a shout out in Roanoke.com's 2012 Best Of Holiday Shopping feature on day shopping trips. Of course, if you live in Richmond, you can get here faster. Mongrel sister store, chocolatepaper, has two locations in Roanoke.
Best Store For Having Things You Didn’t Know You Needed But Now You Know You Do.
Best Locally Owned Store to Buy Birthday Gifts For Men
Best Place to Shop
Best Gift Store
Best Gift Shop
Best Non-Chain Cards & Stationery Store – 1st
Best Gift Wrappers– 3rd
Best Place for Wedding Party Gifts - 3rd
Best Gift Store - 1st
Best One-of-a-kind Gifts – 1st
Best Gift/Home Accessories Shop – 2nd
Best Shop for One-of-a-Kind Gifts – 1st
Best Local Store for Gift Wrapping – 1st
Best Place to Find Unusual Home Accessories – 2nd
Best Local Shop for a Last-Minute Gift for Your Wife – 1st