Hello vintage junkies.. Its been awhile.
I have some treats for you. In my new-found time vacationing – I have discovered a few of DC’s hidden gems on the second-hand and retail scene. Here’s a few.
Fia’s Fabulous Finds– I found a few treasures at this spot. There wasn’t a lot vintage, but a tons of designer brands, that I had to covet for my personal closet. Pictures to come.
Shop Fia’s Fabulous Finds Memorial Day Sale
806 Upshur Street
NW Washington, DC 20011
Monday: By Appointment
This Monday, May 26 from 11am-6pm
Get ready for the shopping experience of a lifetime! Fia’s Fabulous Finds is the number #1 upscale thrift store in Washington, DC. Nanette Lepore, Theory, Banana Republic, Jcrew, Ann Taylor, Prada, Gucci and so many more “name brands” can be found at this boutique. And ask about Fia’s FAMOUS and FABULOUS basement of treasures where you can discover great deals 10.00 and under.
REGISTER NOW – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fias-memorial-holiday-sale-for-the-thrift-and-vintage-lovers-25-off-everything-in-the-store-with-tickets-11696042177 (at Fia’s Fabulous Finds)
U Street Flea Market– Located on corner of 9th and U St NW (Behind Nellie’s)
I met some great vendors, one in particular who stood out was “Tossers” second life bags: hand crafted bags from items that have had one (or more) lives and have been tossed or given away. They are GREEN and FRIENDLY. You can also find Tossers on FB:tosserssecondlifebags.
FYI- they are very “gay-friendly”. Owned and operated by a male couple. I love to see folks creating their destiny as one.
There is another young lady that makes clothing using awesome African fabrics. I must locate her card to give you her name and contact info. Her daughter is her assistant who photo bombs her pictures. More to come.
Matador’s Atelier Fashion is Alive
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Oliver at The Coupe, while having lunch; a kale salad and Blood Mary (which turned into 2). He had very high-energy and we talked for hours about art, fashion and culture. He has been sewing for over 15 years. His dream is to dress the First Lady, Michelle Obama. I found his design aesthetic to be very lady like with structured lines and trims that POP, while maintaining femininity. His garments are sold at Boutique on the Hill- 225 Pennsylvania Ave., SE., Every Thursday they have complimentary Mimosa’s from 1 pm- 4 pm. Hours- 11am- 7pm.
For custom pieces email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to tell him I referred you.
However the customer service SUCKED. Although, I will shop for a great thrill.
They buy, sell and trade fashionable, gently used clothes.
You can stop in and sell or do an overnight drop it off – no appointment needed.
I have been back at least 3 times to sell and I find the service varies depending on the staff. Ms. Tatiana, who I know well from Nordstrom (Lingerie Dept) is a doll, Kevin and Brandon are pleasant, too. Jesse, the manager…emm! enough said.
Also the trade seems to be better than cash, that is if you find something to purchase on that visit. Hours:Mon-Sun 11am-7pm , 2015 14th St. NW..
Last but never least, continue to support Twice As Nice Consignment, 7943 Central Ave., Capital Heights, MD….New designer inventory daily, “Where resale goes upscale”.
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