What is the shopping scene like in Williamsburg?

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The shopping scene in historic Williamsburg, Va., features an abundance of quaint shops and boutiques where you can stock up on everything from colonial souvenirs to modern fashion accessories.
Our Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend starting your shopping excursions at Merchants Square, which is located right next to Colonial Williamsburg’s historic center and perfectly embodies the city’s retail spirit. This charming 18th-century-style district is dotted with more than 40 shops and restaurants including bookstores, fashion outlets, artisanal food shops and more.
Another good option in the heart of the city is High Street, which offers more than 200,000 square feet of retail space and a variety of dining options.

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