Hidden Gem Boutiques in Almost Heaven

Beyond the multitude of beautiful rolling hills, West Virginia is also home to countless boutiques and specialty shops that are sure to cater to your every shopping need. From locally handmade items to one-of-a-kind designer pieces, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for a family member, friend or even yourself with a visit to any of these hidden gem boutiques.

Orbit’s Record Shop


Travel back in time with a visit to Orbit’s Record Shop in Barboursville, a newly opened hidden gem that’s bound to be one of the hottest spots. Here, customers have an interactive experience with the options of buying new, selling old or even trading with others. From the newest releases to retro hits, there’s a range of music genres for all souls young and old.

Delmonte Market


This special shopping destination can be found within the town of Elkins. At Delmonte Market, there’s an endless supply of products made from artists across the Mountain State. Offering old-school toys, classic home decor, gourmet foods, handcrafted coffee, tea and more – this hidden gem is a one-stop-shop for the region’s largest selection of West Virginia treasures.



Tucked within the state’s capital of Charleston lies Geraniums Boutique, a locally owned store-front abounding in women’s clothing and accessories. If you’re looking for fresh designs, new prints or innovative patterns, Geraniums will be your go-to place. Be prepared to dress your best in every season with access to these one-of-a-kind styles.

DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates


The array of decadent sweets found at DeFluri’s Fine Chocolates in Martinsburg should be no secret. Operating since 1985, this shop is owned by expert, veteran chocolatiers. Here, all the ingredients are selected with care and all recipes used are hand-perfected and composed. Choose between truffles, pretzels, barks and seasonal holiday treats.

Craft Connection


Venture to Marion County and set off to explore Craft Connection in Fairmont. Turn your house into an authentic West Virginia home with the beautiful primitives and decor found here. Whether you want to go all out for a holiday or occasion, or just add a few new pieces to an already established collection, there are many must-buys sure to catch your eye.

VC Boutique


VC Boutique proudly serves the fashion-lovers of Huntington as well as surrounding areas near and far. This shop features both contemporary and classic styles, making it the ideal hidden gem for shoppers of all ages. Snag a dress, jumpsuit, skirt or denim along with a coat, jacket and all the accessories. Stop by in person or shop online, either way, there are “YOUnique” options to be found.

The Art Colony

White Sulphur Springs

When in Greenbrier County, The Greenbrier Resort is an obvious must on your list. The Art Colony shops are located in the historic Alabama Row cottages, which are among the oldest structures at the resort, and offer some of the most specialized shopping in the entire state. The Doll House, Virtu Art Glass Studio and Gem and I are just a few of the boutiques that can be found within this line of hidden gems.

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This post was last updated on May 5, 2022