About 116 The Collection
116 The Collection is a pop-up located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria featuring over 30 fashion and lifestyle brands.
116 The Collection’s mission is to encourage and facilitate retail innovation in the Old Town community. An ongoing events calendar will make 116 not just an inspiring place to shop, but also a destination to connect.
About the Shop Owner
Jennifer Desiderio, 116 King
I became the accidental proprietor of 116 King through a chance meeting and introduction to Christina Mindrup of the AEDP — the City’s economic development office wanted to sponsor a holiday pop-up store to showcase innovative ideas in retail and I’d recently been to see what South Street Seaport District was doing with the location in New York City. Based on what I saw and what the City envisioned, I thought we could do a pop-up here. Old Town Alexandria has a fantastic group of boutique owners, and the addition of a pop-up seemed like a great way to complement all the great retail that already exists in Old Town. One thing led to another and six weeks after that first meeting, 116 King was open for business.