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“Museum Store Sunday” Offers Unique Shopping (and Sales)

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Forget Black Friday. The best-kept secret of the shopping season just might be “Museum Store Sunday,” a global, annual event that celebrates gift shops and their mission-related products. Hampton Roads has more than its fair share of unique museum shops, many of which are participating in this year’s event on November 27 with something you don’t often find at high-toned gift shops: Discounts.

“I go to a museum store myself when I want something special, something from a smaller vendor that I can’t get on or at Walmart,” said Stacy Queensberry, the gift store buyer at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, where she’ll be holding “all kinds of sales” on Museum Store Sunday. “From 25 to 50 percent off on stuffed animals, books, puzzles, games, everything.”

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