In June 2009, Victoria Vergason took her passions for entertaining at home and collecting designer vintage glassware and barware and created The Hour. A new business concept and store “dedicated to all things cocktail,” The Hour seeks to reinvent today’s cocktail hour by bringing back mid-century style for home entertaining but with a decidedly modern-day twist. We specialize in one-of-a-kind, vintage chic barware, glassware and trays from notable designers including Dorothy Thorpe, Georges Briard, Fred Press, Culver and Couroc. Our vintage treasures are artfully displayed in our historic building located on King Street in Alexandria, VA. The Hour also has boutiques in Neiman Marcus Chicago, IL and Newport Beach, CA.
Named after a book of the same title written by Bernard DeVoto in the 1950s (which showcased America as the true birthplace of the cocktail), The Hour’s highly curated collection of quality 20th Century cocktail glassware and barware has grown to more than 10,000 pieces. You will find everything you need at The Hour to create your own stylish bar and enjoy that special time of day, including glassware, shakers, pitchers, jiggers, muddlers and stirrers. To enhance your cocktail wardrobe, we offer a large collection of vintage cocktail jewelry as well as a great selection of vintage handbags. We are also a wonderful source for hostess and bridal gifts as well as gifts for that special occasion.