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Posted at 4:53 PM ET, 08/10/2007

Got Fashion?

By Julia Beizer

In yesterday's Got Plans?, a question from a reader on a fashion mission went unanswered.

D.C. consignment shops: A few weeks ago I think it was one of you who had a piece in the print edition on consignment shops in D.C. proper. Have already done Virginia and Maryland and was excited about these, but now cannot find the information. Thanks!

Nobody in the Guru crew wrote a story like this for the print edition, but our former intern Stephanie Garcia recently pulled together this interactive map of local vintage and consignment shops that should help you get your bearings. Some of the stores she profiles are outside the city limits, but consignment shops like Secondi and Inga's Once Is Not Enough are D.C. staples. Of the two, I prefer Secondi since it stocks more of-the-minute clothes, but Inga's collection of couture is not to be overlooked by a true fashionista.

Meeps isn't a consignment shop, per se, but it's funky vintage stock is worth exploring -- particularly the jacket collection. In this weekend's Sunday Source, Chris Richards writes about Smash Records' new Adams Morgan locale. The indie and vintage duds there might work for the consigned-inclined reader.

Speaking of the Source, that section of the paper often keeps tabs on the vintage/consignment-shop scene. It recently profiled Current Boutique in Arlington and -- back in 2005 -- wrote about selling your clothes for cash at three local stores.

Vintage- and consignment-shop prices can get up there -- particularly when you think about that fact that you're buying used clothes. For the best bang for my buck, I like to scour the racks at Georgia Avenue Thrift and Hyattsville's Value Village for old t-shirts, pre-loved skirts and funky housewares.

This town's got a lot to offer for the vintage-minded. Where do you get your retro shop on?


By Julia Beizer  | August 10, 2007; 4:53 PM ET
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I love Annie CreamCheese in Georgetown. Great/diverse selection, great sales, reasonable prices and unique gems. As an added bonus, their sales associates are awesome at assembling great outfits and giving interesting suggestions. Yay!

Posted by: Erin | August 13, 2007 1:34 AM | Report abuse

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