The Why Not Shop

The Why Not Shop Children's Books, Toys, Clothes and Goodies! Wonderful collection of children's clothing, books, toys and more spread over two floors in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria.


Our snow day has turned into a snow weekend - Why Not? is going to be closed until Monday! Sledding or skiing or just taking a walk seem like great fun today, just remember to stay warm and safe out there!


Good morning, everyone! Why Not? is taking a snow day due to the coming storm, hope you are all home and safe today!


As of today, the sale on all our merchandise has dropped down to 40% off! (It excludes a couple little sections of display and other special items, which are priced as marked.) It's looking like a beautiful morning out there, do stop by if you're out and about enjoying the weather today!


Hello everybody! These past couple of weeks have truly been among the most extraordinary in Why Not? history, and we have so many of you to thank for that..In this short time we have experienced the entire spectrum of emotions, from people's eyes lighting up in joy as they share happy memories of Why Not? from decades ago, to customers (and staff members..) tearing up, realizing this really is the end of an era in so many ways. The overwhelming response from the community caught us somewhat by surprise, so it has been extremely busy and a bit chaotic at times, however, we did want to take a moment to let everyone know we appreciate your kind words and wishes of good luck, and are very happy to learn we have touched so many hearts over the years. Thank you so much for all the love.


The Why Not? crew will be leaving here at 4 pm today, and the shop will be closed tomorrow, we are coming back on Saturday, December 26. Starting with Sunday, December 27, our Sunday hours are going to be 12 pm to 5 pm. Hope to see you all back soon!


Come in today and spot any plastic egg to win a prize! Hoppy Easter!

"You poked my heart......" © all rights reserved

Hey everyone! Is it sprinkling or raining out there? Watch these adorable kids debate!

Jukin Media Verified (Original) * For licensing / permission to use: Contact - licensing(at)jukinmediadotcom Children debating the weather rain vs. sprinklin...

Hello springtime!
Spring is Springing!

Hello springtime!

Welcome to SPRING! I know it doesn't technically start for another few days, but considering the weather today vs. the weather predicted for the first day of spring... why wait?! We have been getti...


Here's the opportunity you've been waiting for; we're hiring! If you have a creative mind, hardworking attitude, and consider yourself a people person who loves to have fun- this is the perfect place for you. Full and Part-time positions available. If interested please come by the store and pick up an application! Thank you!


We won't be open today! Sorry for any inconvenience and we will see you tomorrow!


Hello again to our wonderful facebook friends: we've just dropped all the winter clothing to 50% off! Now is the time to nab a great new winter jacket for next year or some cool t-shirts!


We're open! Come see us on your snow day!


Hello! It's getting slippery out there so we're closing up shop! Stay safe and we'll see you tomorrow!


Hello! Hope you all are enjoying your snow day:) we are closed today! See you tomorrow!


Hello! We are closed for snow! We will let you know tomorrow about our hours! Have a cozy warm night and drive safely everyone!

Happy almost Valentine's Day! Hope you're all ready with your cards:)
St. Valentine's Day!

Happy almost Valentine's Day! Hope you're all ready with your cards:)

Valentine's Day is tomorrow and I hope you are all as excited as I am to celebrate. We are ready with our pink bunnies and red dragons! Valentine's Day can get a pretty bad wrap for being overl...



Hello! In case you haven't heard yet, February has been doomed to a wintery fate by Punxsutawney Phil. We aren't too concerned over here though, there are plenty of warm cozy cold-weather items ...


Great news! Our sale items have officially dropped to 40% off!

It's been quiet on this page for too long! Here's a look at what we've been doing around the shop!
New Year, New Look!

It's been quiet on this page for too long! Here's a look at what we've been doing around the shop!

Hello! We've been busy over here at Why Not? creating exciting new displays and planning for 2015! If you haven't been by the store recently- ALL WINTER CLOTHING IS 30% OFF! It's the perfect time t...


Don't forget we'll be open until 9 PM today and tomorrow!


200 King St
Alexandria, VA

King Street Metro, Free Trolley

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm


(703) 548-4420


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