One of my favorite shops is A. Dodson’s.  There are currently two locations; one on Bridge Road in Suffolk and another on Colley in Ghent.  A new shop is opening in Virginia Beach soon.  A. Dodson’s features unique apparel, gifts, home accessories and antiques.  It is the my “go-to” place for weddings, shower and baby gifts.  Although we are months away from Christmas, I bought many Christmas presents from A. Dodson’s.  Their staff is incredibly helpful with finding just the right gift.  However, most of the time, I also leave with something for me.


A. Dodson’s is a destination too.  If you are not a believer of retail therapy, you have not been to A. Dodson’s.  It is a feast for the senses!


You can feel good about shopping for two reasons; you’re supporting a local business and they support our local community.  Each month A. Dodson’s has a round up campaign with the proceeds going to a local charity.  Past recipients are St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, The Oakleaf Club of Tidewater, and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.


According to their website, A. Dodson’s is not just a store – it’s a destination. Unlike almost anything else in retail today, A. Dodson’s is a shopper’s oasis, where you can select from trendy clothing, distinctive home furnishings, exquisite gifts, and antiques of yesteryear. We’re serious about style, yet you will find this shop unpredictable, quirky, and alluring. 




Suffolk – 2948 Bridge Road Suffolk, VA 23435    (757) 483-1344


Open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm


Open Sundays from 12pm-5pm – November until Christmas


Norfolk – 1611A Colley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517     (757) 222-0254


Open Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm


Open Sundays from 12pm-5pm – November until Christmas