trend., a family-owned gift shop and retail store, was opened to enhance the vibrancy of Blackstone’s Historic Main Street District, support Virginia artisans, and create jobs in the community.
After 10 years of attending college and making their home in other areas of Virginia, Kim and Andrew Moody decided to permanently return to their hometown. The couple renovated a 3,400 sq.ft. building in a matter of four months and opened their doors on April 24, 2011.
Just three short years later, trend. had outgrown its home! In July of 2014, they purchased a 15,000 sq.ft. former department store building, did a complete renovation, and moved in a little over two months later. trend. also houses the office spaces for Kim Moody Design (an event planning and floral design studio) and Stewardship Solutions (a bookkeeping and tax preparation company).
Today, trend. is proud to offer local and Virginia-made products, hundreds of customizable items, clothing, jewelry, and home decor. Our website is just a sampling of the thousands of items available in-store; we hope that you can come visit us soon!