Black Tie Beach – Where Serenity Meets Luxury

Welcome to the Black Tie Beach experience - a celebration of life's moments through luxury living, giving, and entertaining. Located in the heart of beautiful Virginia Beach, Black Tie Beach brings sophistication to the relaxed lifestyle. Our store caters to those with an eye for elegance, offering a curated selection of mindfully chosen home decor and gifts.

Our journey began in 2022, when 2 sisters-in-law dreamed up and founded this family-owned business, inspired by a passion for beautiful events, entertaining, and thoughtful gifting. Lara and Page, partners and co-founders, bring over 30 years of combined business experience and global travels to this venture, converging to create a store with a unique blend of sophistication, serenity, and the casual elegance of coastal living.

Here at Black Tie Beach, we believe that shopping is an event, not a chore. We invite you to linger, explore, and enjoy the process of discovering carefully selected goods. Our space is designed to stimulate creativity and inspire generous gifting ideas. Luxury, for us, transcends mere expense. It's about surrounding yourself with unique items that hold meaning, and the special thrill of finding the perfect gift for a loved one. We represent the antithesis to “big box” stores, and our team meticulously curates goods from small family businesses, local artisans, and craftsmen worldwide. We avoid the commonplace, seeking handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces that charm and delight.

The art of gifting is at the core of our philosophy, and we offer beautifully curated gifting guides, customizable artwork, and many personalization options. Named the top bridal registry by Coastal Virginia Magazine, we have become the trusted local destination for bridal registry and wedding gifting. Our strong community bond extends beyond transactions, as clients become friends through shared experiences in our store.

At Black Tie Beach, we invite you to rediscover the joy of shopping, of finding unique treasures, and of spending quality time together. Thank you for allowing us to join you in celebrating all of the special moments, big and small, that make up a lifetime.

Grand mirror and bar cart at Black Tie Beach Shop
Black Tie Beach cofounders Lara Foster and Page White standing together

Lara Foster

Shopping for me is about experiences. The memories of the place, the people, and the connections made. I love the sparkling creative displays at Christmas time that bring joy and awe to my children. I love finding that unique store that sparks an idea for the perfect gift for someone, wrapped beautifully and waiting to be presented. And of course, I love the airy seaside stores that allow you to bring the light-hearted fun of summer back home to enjoy all year round.

Page White

Shopping evokes memories. It takes me back to a wonderful place in time. A time when shopping was a total experience, not a rushed event. Some of my fondest memories took place when my two sisters, my mother and I used to go to lunch every Saturday. Afterwards, we would window shop and go to boutiques with beautiful window displays that drew us in. It was especially exciting during the holidays where extra attention to detail was given to creating a memorable store ambience. The store employees knew us by name. We want to generate that same experience daily at Black Tie Beach - a total shopping experience to help with living, giving and entertaining.