With 11 storefront shops, rotating pop-ups and anchored by a few favorite local restaurants, Selden Market is the go to for the very best in small, local shopping. Here’s a few tips on how to spend your day shopping with us.
HIT AN EVENT
Follow the Selden Market Facebook Events page to stay up to date on workshops, evening events, and even upcoming pop-ups. But whatever you do, don’t miss the quarterly Vintage Sunday events hosted by KOR Vintage (our trendy in-house vintage shop) with over 30 vendors and a house full of the coolest vintage and retro finds. Sip mimosas, play old school video games and score an unforgettable outfit for your next big party. The next Vintage Sunday is December 15th.
You can’t shop on an empty stomach. We recommend the Iconic Duo of pancit and three crispy lumpia from Slide Thru #FAM for only $8. Wednesday night Ramen Night is the move at The Stockpot Norfolk from 4-8:30pm. Stockpot has killer desserts, breakfast, and happy hour too.Grab breakfast at the Downtown staple, D’Egg diner every morning before our shops open.
No shopping trip is complete without a coffee in hand. Vessel Craft Coffee’s house roasted cold brew will do the trick. Order the secret menu Mint Chocolate Cold Brew, a Selden shop owner favorite. Need something a bit stronger, break for a beer or cocktails at The Stockpot or D’Egg.
SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISANS
Lorak Jewelry’s workshop is within their modern storefront where they create handcrafted jewelry including custom engagement rings and wedding bands to commemorate a lifetime of love. In addition to hand stitched wallets and bags, let Werther Leather Goods create a custom belt for you while you shop. Choose your leather, width and hardware and leave with a quality genuine leather belt made in Norfolk. For All Handkind is a collection of local artisans and makers from the area. We love the glass earrings and necklaces from local glass blowers.
SCOOP UP SOME NORFOLK PRIDE
From NFK Ts at Vessel Craft Coffee to Virginia prints at For All Handkind, you can find a variety of Norfolk and Virginia branded items to remind you of your time spent in our beautiful city. Through fall of 2019, VisitNorfolk’s Mermaid Market is inside Selden Market. The shop is loaded with great gifts to represent our mermaid city.
POP Kids Store is a one-stop shop for kids birthday gifts. The small shop is crammed floor to ceiling with the newest toys and some retro favorites for kids of all ages. Plus, you can grab a card and let them spruce it up in a POP gift bag. Go skateboarding with Surplus by Skate Supply. Pick your board, wheels and trucks and leave with a fully assembled board. These guys are seasoned skaters who love seeing those young and old pick up a board for the first time.
DO NOT leave the market without a S’mores Amore brownie. Soft brownies and blondies with a graham cracker crust are topped with homemade marshmallow and toasted in front of your eyes making this a uniquely Downtown Norfolk dessert. Those with gluten free, keto and sugar free diets can rejoice-- Baked AF serves a variety of sweet and savory treats for those with special diets. On Saturdays indulge in all things ube with Filipino delicacies from JackEats.
BRING HOME GOOD VIBES
Pure Lagos can brighten up your home with African art, pillows, blankets and even custom upholstered furniture. Follow their Instagram for news on upcoming art sales! Sure KOR Vintage can help style you in fabulous vintage trends, but they also have teamed up with MochaGirl Marketplace to expand their home line, offering warm home decor and statement pieces that you’ll fall in love with. The ladies of Velvet Witch will help keep the bad ju-ju away with fun prayer candles, incense, sage and a crystal to cure everything that ails you.
COME BACK OFTEN
With hundreds of rotating pop-ups on the Selden Market roster and short term leases for incubator businesses, each trip to Selden holds something new. Pop-ups are often posted on Selden Market’s Instagram story and feed.
On street parking is free for up to two hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Selden is fortunate to have attached parking at the Hilton: The Main parking garage which is accessible on Plume St. Find out more on parking and get directions here.