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Bijou Hill

Bijou Hill: An old soul’s shop of timeless bygones, run out of a quaint home affectionately called Castle Wellbuilt, located in Richmond, Virginia’s historic neighborhood of Church Hill. Adorned with timeless pieces preserved by vintage adorer: Victoria McGovern of Our Wander Life.

Victoria will forever be in a love affair with vintage, the beauty, the art, the history, the stories, and connections to the past, are all things she holds dear.

We are passionate about helping you live more intentionally through your fashion & decor. As well as crafting a unique experience built on romance, fondness, connection, hospitality, all reminiscent to days gone by. 

We live with a simple belief that there is more to life than shopping, and meaning & connection should be found in the things we own. 

Bygone pieces have a history and tell a tale, our mission is to help make them part of your own.


What's in a name?




1. (especially of a residence or business establishment) small and elegant.

noun archaic

 1. a jewel 

My home is my bijou. As I believe the neighborhood of Church Hill, is Richmond's. 

I find names to be a fascinating part of the human experience, and who we are has a way of shinning through to allow our names to really become us. I couldn't imagine myself as anything other than a Victoria, nor would I want to.

Similar to the items we rescue and offer, my home, my neighborhood, and my city, were all once discarded/forgotten about jewels. Jewels that have stolen my heart before they were polished up, and have come to mean more to me than just a place where I reside. They have become a part of me, and are shaping and molding me everyday into who I am to become. No matter where I go in life, or where I will end up, they will always be treasured jewels that remain close to my heart.

Bijou Hill means more than just a name of a shop – it is a piece of me and my story. It means being able to find the beauty in the discard, while connecting with others whether past or present. It means adding value to your life, home, & closet, with pieces that make your heart go pitter-patter, rather than just filling your life with low quality yet overpriced, will not stand the test of time, unethical, trendy goods.

The items we offer tell a tale of those who have come before, and my hope is that you'll hear their story, and feel it enough, to want to make it a part of your own. Wherever your life leads, may your uniqueness shine boldly and brilliantly, like a bijou – a rare, one-of-a-kind jewel.


We currently offer vintage fashion styling + product rentals and are always interested in collaborateing.

Please visit our contact page to get in touch.


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Are you local? Are we neighbors?! 

If you would like a private shopping experience, "tour" of Castle Wellbuilt, along with refreshments over good conversation, we would love to have you as our guest! 

• Offering local pickup + drop off

• Local Consignment: Tiny Space in Church Hill

• Collaborations welcomed! 

Contact us here to chat or schedule your next appointment.



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