6 Consignment Shops to Visit in 2023
Clean out that closet and head to one of these local boutiques to make some cash and refresh your wardrobe.
Looking for a refresh? Look no further than these local consignment boutiques, where you can trade in your gently used duds, make some cash and pick up great finds for your own wardrobe along the way. Each of these stores carries well-curated apparel and accessories, and features a virtual shopping component for your convenience. Most will let you know in advance what labels they will accept, and some prefer appointments to walk-ins. So go ahead, purge that closet.
Blossom and Buds
Open: Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wednesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
In 2020, local consignment and retail veteran Amber Mustafa opened this shop for women’s and children’s apparel, shoes, accessories and gift items in the former home of Finders Keepers in Westover. Shop brands like Athleta, Boden, J Crew and Vineyard Vines. Here’s how to consign. // 5906 Washington Blvd., Arlington (Westover)
Open: Monday-Friday Noon-8 p.m. | Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
This repeat Best of Arlington winner (2014, 2018 and 2020) owned by Carmen Lopez has been upcycling designer women’s clothing since 2007 and now has three locations in Northern Virginia and D.C. Cruise the racks for labels such as Kate Spade, Badgley Mischka, Ted Baker, Tory Burch and Vince. To make your online shopping experience more efficient, the store groups items together by look (forever Bohemian, modern minimalist) and by recent trends (cozy chic, velvet crush). Learn how to consign here. // 2601 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon) and 1009 King St., Alexandria
Fashion Exchange Consignment
Open: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Since 1995, this McLean hideaway tucked into a brick office park has been re-selling women’s clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. Visit in person or shop online for steals such as Tiffany earrings, an Ann Taylor cardigan or a handbag from Miu Miu. Contact the store to learn more about its consignment policies. // 6663-B Old Dominion Drive, McLean
Open: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sunday Noon-5 p.m.
This colorful, curated Old Town boutique is helmed by two sisters-in-law and carries gently used merchandise from Burberry, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Stuart Weitzman and other luxe designers. Can’t make it to the store? You can also shop their latest finds on Instagram, and learn more about the brands they consign here. // 103 S. St. Asaph St., Alexandria
New to You
Open: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
This Falls Church City fashion destination has served local sartorialists since 1992. Find deep discounts on clothing, bags, shoes and accessories from Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Joie, Rag & Bone and other coveted brands. The shop, run by Christina Novak, also carries men’s wear. Contact the store for more information on how to consign. // 108 W. Broad St., Falls Church City
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The People’s Place
Open: Sunday-Monday Noon-6 p.m. | Tuesday-Thursday Noon-7 p.m. | Friday-Saturday Noon-8 p.m.
Washington-Liberty alum and vintage label owner Fabricio Gamarra opened this Clarendon shop in 2022, an outgrowth of his “Euphoria” pop-up markets in Northern Virginia. The merch includes caps, pre-loved screen T’s and sought-after sneakers. Message the store to learn more about how to sell your stuff. // 3179 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)