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The 38 Best Washington, D.C. Vintage and Consignment Stores

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Because vintage and consignment shopping is the ultimate hunt, consider this your field guide for "new-to-you" stores in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We've included best bets for both Mad Men-era duds and sources for gently-used, high-end designer bags and shoes at way less than retail. At 38 stores, this list feels hefty, but as always, we want to hear if we left anything out. Write us a comment or shoot an email to the tipline at dc@racked.com.


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1. Lipstick Lounge

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212 Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 947-5477
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Gucci, Gucci, Louis, Louis, Fendi, Fendi, Prada — Tory Burch, Coach, Burberry? The labels just don't stop at Lipstick Lounge consignment shop in Gaithersburg. [Image]

2. Chic to Chic

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Luanne Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Come to Gaithersburg consignment Chic to Chic for the designer bags and Lily Pulitzer dresses, stay for the Mystic HD Spray Tanning booth. [Image]

3. Mustard Seed

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7349 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 907-4699
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In addition to contemporary consignment, Bethesda's Mustard Seed also offers vintage clothing and accessories from the 1950s through the early 1980s. Wondering how to wear it? Love the bright colors and fun styling on their Facebook page. [Image]

4. Polly Sue's Vintage

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6915 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 270-5511
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From 50s sundresses to Edwardian wedding gowns, Polly Sue's in Takoma Park has a great selection of vintage finds. [Image]

5. Fia's Fabulous Finds

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806 Upshur Avenue, NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20011
(202) 492-8278
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Sales at Petworth consignment store Fia's Fabulous Finds go as low as $4 shoes and $8 dresses, and occasionally they have a "Fill A BAG for $20.00 Basement Sale." [Image]

6. Analog

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716 Monroe St NE
Washington DC, D.C. 20017
When we want to dress like a manic pixie dream girl, Analog is a good bet. The shared Brookland shop is where Beltway Vintage's Lisa Rowan shows off her darling selection of vintage. [Image]

7. Bartered Threads

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3924 12th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 810-4188
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New this year to Brookland is consignment store Bartered Threads. [Image]

8. Frugalista

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3069 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 328-2135
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When D.C. basics consign their Ann Taylor cardigans, they end up at Mount Pleasant's Frugalista, making this a workwear secret. Also a good place to find super cheap jeans to convert to destroyed boyfriend jeans or cutoffs. [Image]

9. Via Gypset

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2311 Calvert St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20008
(202) 803-2874
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Woodley Park's Via Gypset offers a dreamy selection of vintage and consigned fashion. [Image]

10. Meeps

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2104 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-6546
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Vintage shop Meeps definitely has an 70s/80s/90s lean to it. This is a totally fun place to shop for lazy Saturdays and nights out. [Image]

11. Mercedes Bien Vintage Clothing and Decor

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2423 18th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 360-8481
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Mercedes Bien's vintage shop in Adams Morgan is only open on the weekends, and Bien's passion for sourcing totally unique, well-made items makes this a D.C. must. [Image]

12. Smash Records

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2314 18th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 387-6274
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This Adams Morgan records store also sells vintage clothing, with lots of band tees obviously. [Image]

13. Crossroads Trading Co.

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2015 14th St NW
Washington DC, D.C.
(202) 986-9382
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In 2013, national consignment chain Crossroads Trading Co. opened an outpost on 14th Street. Look for labels here like Seven for All Mankind, J.Crew, Banana Republic, Free People, Coach, and more. [Image]

14. Dr. K's Vintage

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1534 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Gentleman, Dr. K's Vintage is just for you, with boots, bomber jackets, and more vintage clothing from the 1920s through 1980s. [Image]

15. Legendary Beast

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1520 U St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 797-1234
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If you're into costume jewelry, you could easily spend hours browsing through Legendary Beast's legendary collection. Just know that they have limited hours, and are usually only open on the weekends. [Image]

16. Joint Custody

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1530 U St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 643-8614
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Joint Custody specializes in rock tees, but they have a women's section too. Note to hoopsters: you can find throwback sports crewnecks too. [Image]

17. Junction Vintage

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1510 U St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 483-0261
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Find threads from the 1930s to today at Junction Vintage on U Street. Dresses, purses, and cowboy boots are big sellers here. [Image]

18. Treasury Vintage

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1843 14th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 332-9499
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Winner of the Washington City Paper's "Best Vintage Store" poll for the past three years, this shop from the owners of Meeps is beloved in Washington. And the styling hits the perfect note between retro and wearable. [Image]

19. Gypsy De La Lune

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1833 14th Street Northwest #301
Washington, DC 20009
In addition to her mobile vintage boutique, Gypsy De La Lune's Ashley Duffy Grant hosts pop-ups in her adorable 14th Street artist studio. Search for totally feminine dresses or glam, Studio 54-style sequin tops. [Image]

20. Current Boutique

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1809 14th St. NW
Washington DC, D.C.
(202) 588-7311
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Carmen Lopez has turned her eye for spotting cute dresses and accessories into a consignment empire, with four locations in the Washington area. In addition to the 14th Street store, shop Current's locations in Clarendon, Old Town, and Bethesda. [Image]

21. Hunted House

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510 H St NE
Washington DC, D.C. 20002
(202) 549-7493
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Hunted House carries more than mid-century mod furniture. The basement has a vintage clothing stash focusing on fly vintage apparel for dudes. [Image: R. Lopez]

22. Foundry

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819 11th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
(571) 277-5245
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When Yvette Freeman moved her shop from U Street to H Street, she had room for Foundry Threads, her selection of very cool vintage jewelry, dresses, and more. [Image]

23. Inga's Once Is Not Enough

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MacArthur Blvd
Washington DC, D.C.
This Palisades shop has no website, no Facebook, just an old-school consignment shopping experience with a focus on designer labels. [Image]

24. Secondi Clothing

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1702 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
Find big-name purses and designer clothes from the likes of Miu Miu, Prada, Reed Krakoff, and more here at this Dupont consignment institution. [Image]

25. Los Gitanos Vintage

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1410 14th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20005
Every day through the month of July, D.C.-based stylist and vintage expert Tara Papanicolas is popping up at Black Whiskey. [Image]

26. Tari

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1525 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20007
(202)-621-7500
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Funky and fun Georgetown vintage and consignment shop Tari is tight with D.C. bloggers. They have a men's shoe wall too. [Image]

27. Reddz Trading Georgetown

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1413 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20007
(202) 506-2789
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Reddz Trading has locations in Bethesda and Georgetown, offering both work and weekend staples as well as designer goods. [Image]

28. Ella-Rue

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3231 P St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20007
(202) 333-1598
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Remember when Ella Rue had that amazing Chanel haul? In addition to new items, this cute Georgetown shop also has so many amazing designer finds. [Image]

29. Pretty Chic Boutique

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1671 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
Pretty Chic Boutique just opened this past week, offering affordable consignment, vintage, and new items. [Image]

30. Buffalo Exchange

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3279 M St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20007
(202) 333-2829
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National consignment chain Buffalo Exchange has been in Georgetown for years, and opened a shop on 14th Street in 2012. Prices vary, of course, but many items average around $15 at Buffalo Exchange. [Image]

31. Second Time Around

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3289 M St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20007
(202) 333-2355
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National consignment chain Second Time Around maintains a shop on M Street, offering upscale clothes and accessories from brands like Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, and more. [Image

32. Clothes Encounters of a Second Kind

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202 7th St SE
Washington DC, D.C. 20003
(202) 546-4004
This consignment shop has to score points for the name alone, right? This is one of the few secondhand stores left on the Hill. [Image]

33. New To You

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108 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 533-1251
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Since 1992, New To You has been providing Falls Church with designer steals — Charlotte Olympia kitty flats for $89.50, anyone? [Image]

34. Chic Envy

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4206 Fairfax Corner Ave W
Fairfax, VA 22030
(571) 249-2442
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With locations in Fairfax and Gainsville, upscale consignment shop Chic Envy offers designer purses, shoes, and more at a discount. [Image]

35. Amalgamated Classic Clothing and Dry Goods

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1904 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
Amalgamated is so known for its incredible vintage clothing, that it's become the source for costumes for shows on Broadway. [Image]

36. Mint Condition

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103 S Saint Asaph St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-6468
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Colorful dresses from the likes of Tory Burch, DVF, Milly, J. Crew, Shoshanna, Lilly Pulitzer, and Kate Spade find a home at Alexandria consignment shop Mint Condition. [Image]

37. Diva Consignment Boutique

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116 S Pitt St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-1022
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In Alexandria, Diva Consignment Boutique stocks three floors with name-brand designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for prices that are way less than retail. [Image]

38. Elinor Coleman Vintage Mirage

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117 South Columbus Street #201
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 535-8200
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The merchandise at this Alexandria vintage clothing and accessories shop dates back to the Victorian era, which makes it a great place to find historic treasures — and Chanel, too. [Image]

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1. Lipstick Lounge

212 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Gucci, Gucci, Louis, Louis, Fendi, Fendi, Prada — Tory Burch, Coach, Burberry? The labels just don't stop at Lipstick Lounge consignment shop in Gaithersburg. [Image]
212 Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

2. Chic to Chic

Luanne Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Come to Gaithersburg consignment Chic to Chic for the designer bags and Lily Pulitzer dresses, stay for the Mystic HD Spray Tanning booth. [Image]
Luanne Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

3. Mustard Seed

7349 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
In addition to contemporary consignment, Bethesda's Mustard Seed also offers vintage clothing and accessories from the 1950s through the early 1980s. Wondering how to wear it? Love the bright colors and fun styling on their Facebook page. [Image]
7349 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

4. Polly Sue's Vintage

6915 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
From 50s sundresses to Edwardian wedding gowns, Polly Sue's in Takoma Park has a great selection of vintage finds. [Image]
6915 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

5. Fia's Fabulous Finds

806 Upshur Avenue, NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20011
Sales at Petworth consignment store Fia's Fabulous Finds go as low as $4 shoes and $8 dresses, and occasionally they have a "Fill A BAG for $20.00 Basement Sale." [Image]
806 Upshur Avenue, NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20011

6. Analog

716 Monroe St NE, Washington DC, D.C. 20017
When we want to dress like a manic pixie dream girl, Analog is a good bet. The shared Brookland shop is where Beltway Vintage's Lisa Rowan shows off her darling selection of vintage. [Image]
716 Monroe St NE
Washington DC, D.C. 20017

7. Bartered Threads

3924 12th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20017
New this year to Brookland is consignment store Bartered Threads. [Image]
3924 12th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

8. Frugalista

3069 Mount Pleasant St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20009
When D.C. basics consign their Ann Taylor cardigans, they end up at Mount Pleasant's Frugalista, making this a workwear secret. Also a good place to find super cheap jeans to convert to destroyed boyfriend jeans or cutoffs. [Image]
3069 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009

9. Via Gypset

2311 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20008