SHOP LOCAL…. anytime you can!


Shop Local….Dammit! Why not???

The Metropolitan area is saturated with awesome local specialty shopping…from consignment shops to artisan markets.

I have compiled a list of a few of my favorites for local shopping. I’m claiming it as my civic shopping duty.

1. Twice As Nice Consignment

7943 Central Ave., Capital Heights, Md20743


Tues- Fri 1pm- 8pm Sat 11am-5pm Sun/Mon CLOSED.

A resale shop with designer clothing, shoes and accessories for Women/Men.

One my best purchases is a black wool/cashmere Ralph Lauren double breasted military blazer

Ohh, did I mention I am the manager…

Gift Certificates available

2. homebody

715 8th St SE, WDC20002


Funky house furnishings, gag gifts, odds and ends for the eclectic host or BFF.

One of my favorite items from this shop is a red high heel door stop.

3. Cookie Wear

3717 Georgia Ave. NW

CW celebrates the 60’s – 90’s with hip-hop, disco and pop in mind.

On my covet list is a custom painted suitcase.

Operated by high school students with adult management

Retro and contemporary clothing and jewelry

4. AUP /Art Under Pressures

4807 Georgia Ave. NW

Printed T-Shirts, Custom Graphics and Art Supplies


5. Lettie Gooch

1517 U St. NW


The named after the owners sophisticated grandmother.

Staff is fashion forward and have great product knowledge, which I appreciate.

My last investment here was a dress that I can where almost 10 ways. A steal on $ALE for, well no need to say.

The experience is both savvy and edgy.

6.  La Petite Marmoset Showroom

Washington, DC (Baltimore, too)

(301) 651-0776

Showroom is currently by appointment only—email to schedule

For the vintage chick who needs a little ummph, you know like yours truly.

Stocked with dyed garments and revamped apparel.

7.Violet Boutique
2439 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
So lets say you leaving work and heading mid-town for a GGF(Good Girl Friend) birthday soiree and need a special gift on the fly…..Violet Boutique is it. Great eclectic pieces; accessories and clothing.
Ask the Petworth Prince and me of course.

About crazechameleonstudio

Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email

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