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Sun 11:00-6:00

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.



Virginia Living Magazine
Best Gift Store – Central Virginia – 2nd


Richmond Magazine
Best Shop for Father's Day Gifts – 1st
Best Place for Mother's Day Gifts – 2nd
Best Hostess Gift Items – 2nd

Virginia Living Magazine
Best Gift Store – Central Virginia


Richmond Bride
Best Nontraditional Wedding Gifts From a Local Store – 1st
Best Local Shop for Groomsmen Gifts – 1st

Richmond Magazine
Best Quick Gift Items – 1st
Best Shop for Anniversary Gifts for Men – 2nd

Style Weekly
Best Gift Store – 1st

Virginia Living Magazine
Best Gift Shop – Central Virginia


Roanoke and Richmond are less than three hours of drive time apart. Mongrel got a shout out in's 2012 Best Of Holiday Shopping feature on day shopping trips. Of course, if you live in Richmond, you can get here faster. Mongrel has a sister store, chocolatepaper, located in Roanoke, Virginia.

Richmond Magazine
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

Style Weekly
Best Gift Store

Virginia Living
Best Gift Shop


Richmond Magazine
Best Non-Chain Cards & Stationery Store – 1st
Best Gift Wrappers– 3rd
Best Place for Wedding Party Gifts - 3rd

Style Weekly
Best Gift Store - 1st


Richmond Magazine
Best One-of-a-kind Gifts – 1st
Best Gift/Home Accessories Shop – 2nd


Richmond Magazine
Best Shop for One-of-a-Kind Gifts – 1st


Richmond Magazine
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


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