The Wild Wander Opens in Richmond's Fan District - Local Outdoors Gift Shop

Welcome to The Wander!

After years of being tucked away in our studio, we’re proud to open the doors to our beautiful new home in the heart of Richmond's Fan district, where we’ll be showcasing the natural history and outdoors inspired illustrations of The Wild Wander, as well as a curated selection of other outdoors-inspired gifts and goods.

A warmly lit shop interior with dark green walls, bright rugs, and shelves full of artwork and gifts.

As a bit of an introduction to our new neighbors, The Wild Wander is a Virginia-based illustration studio featuring the nature-inspired illustrations of Clara Cline. The Wild Wander has been an exploration of how the outdoors shapes us, and the sense of freedom and nostalgia it brings. The shop gives us the opportunity to bring everything that has inspired the Wander to life in a physical space, allowing people to walk through a collection of illustration projects old and new, rifle through vintage books, and give visitors a moment of quiet happiness.

A shelf with the book "America from the Road" surrounded by Shy Wolf Candles, zodiac seed packets, and Smokey Bear puzzles.

One of the great joys of opening a shop is being able to bring in goods from makers we've met along the way. From small-batch chocolate from Cape Cod, to National Park candles from Seattle, to good old SunPrints from U Cal Berkeley, we've curated a selection of goods that represent a road trip around the United States. Cline's own experience as an artist was highly influenced by children's book illustrations, so special care has been taken in creating a children's book area that stokes curiosity and wonder in the natural world. 

Floating shelves against a green wall filled with nature children's books and toys.

If you're in Richmond, wander down to Strawberry Street and get lost in our cabinet of curiosities. We think there's something for everyone, and hope you’ll find something special for yourself or someone you care about, or just leave feeling a little more curious about the world around us. 

Gazing up at a gray-blue shop exterior you see a bright yellow hand painted sign with The Wild Wander in brown letters