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?

bi·jou

ˈbēZHo͞o,bēˈZHo͞o/

adjective

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, our home, our neighborhood, and our city, were all once discarded jewels. Jewels that have stolen our heart before they were polished up, and have come to mean more to us than just a place where we reside. They have become a part of us, and are shaping and molding us everyday into what we are to become. No matter where we go in life, or where we will end up, they will always be treasured jewels that remain close to our heart. Bijou Hill means more than just a name of a shop – it is a piece of us and our story.

Bijou Hill, means being able to find the beauty in & love for the discarded, as well as the long forgotten. Being moved by preserving time & connecting to others whether past or present. Allowing for you to add value to your life, home, & closet, with pieces that make your heart flutter, beyond the current, often unethical, will not stand the test of time trends. Everything we offer tells a tale of those who have come before, and our hope is that you'll hear it 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, full of soul, jewel.


Services

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

Please visit our contact page to get in touch.


Location

Shop exclusively online anytime.

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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