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All good things must come to an end, and the vintage collective behind D.C.'s Butler & Claypool is saying goodbye after three fab years of pop-up shopping events. And before they move on to other creative endeavors, they are throwing one final sale this month, and this time it's a major clearance. At 29 Kings Court SE on Saturday, February 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, February 23 by appointment only, shop the remaining inventory of vintage men's and women's merchandise, including winter coats, formal gowns, summer dresses, jewelry, and men's accessories for prices as low as $5.
We asked Butler & Claypool founding member (and Washington's fearless Refinery29 editor) Holly Thomas if she could share her favorite memories over the collective's past three years of vintage hunting, personal styling and working to help Butler & Claypool shoppers achieve a "well-curated life." Here's what she said:
My fondest memories are of helping our customers find that perfect piece they were looking for, whether it was a dress for a wedding or the ultimate pair of cowboy boots. Being able to sort of diagnose a need and satisfy it with something that is truly unique and special is a great feeling. Beyond that, I wouldn't trade our thrifting road trips for anything. We discovered some incredible gems, ate some unbelievably good "road food," like the world's best fried chicken in Woodbine, MD, and came away with plenty of good stories.
So mark the weekend of the 22nd on your calendar, because it's going to be a party too on Saturday, with complimentary St. Germain cocktails and seasonal treats. Want to shop by appointment on Sunday? Shoot the Butler & Claypool team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And here's hoping Holly will share a few of her vintage sources and perhaps the name of that fried chicken place.
· Butler & Claypool [Official Site]
· Butler & Claypool [Facebook]