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The Best 10 Consignment Shops in D.C.

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The Best 10 Consignment Shops in D.C.

Known primarily as the home to our nation's capital, Washington D.C. is full of rich history and U.S. memorials. From the White House to the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian National Museum, this city is home to incredible amounts of tourist attractions. But did you know Washington D.C. is home to some unique and popular consignment stores, too?

From Dupont Circle to Old Town Alexandria, consignment shops in D.C. give shoppers a chance to purchase previously owned high-end items at discounted prices. Plus, shopping at consignment stores is a sustainable practice that benefits both the environment and your wallet. If you're in the area and considering a day of shopping, here are ten consignment shops worth a stop in Washington D.C.


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1702 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

As a well-known store in Dupont Circle, Secondi is the oldest and longest-running women-owned consignment shop in the area. The store was opened in 1986 by Caitrine Callison who still owns and operates the store today. It also features high-end brand-name clothing, handbags, and other accessories. These items can be purchased online as well as in the store. Additionally, Secondi has received several “Best of D.C.” awards throughout the years. These awards include Best Clothing Boutique in 2021 and Best Consignment Shop in 2020.

If you're looking to sell some of your high-end luxury items to Secondi, be sure to check their website for what they'll accept. You can begin the process by emailing them pictures of your items as well. Once your item sells at the shop, you can choose between in-store credit or cash.

Current Boutique

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1318 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

With three locations in the D.C. area, Current Boutique is an established consignment shop that also sells luxury and high-end items. With an eye for fashion and a high regard for sustainable wardrobe options, Carmen Lopez opened the doors to the first Current Boutique in 2007. Over the past 15 years, the store has been featured in several well-known publications and TV shows including The Today Show, Cosmopolitan, and Good Morning America. Items can also be purchased online through the store's website. And, if you need fashion advice, Current Boutique's up-to-date blog has tips and tricks for every woman.

If you're interested in selling your gently used high-end items to this store, you can either drop them off, mail them, or request a pickup. Current Boutique doesn't require an appointment and you can either receive in-store credit or cash for your clothing and accessories.

Inga's Once is Not Enough

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4830 MacArthur Blvd NW #2, Washington, D.C. 20007

Similar to Secondi and Current Boutique, Inga's Once is Not Enough consignment shop features upscale and brand-name gently used clothing and accessories. The store opened in 1994 and has been selling pre-owned luxury items previously owned by women in the D.C. area ever since. Inga's is also unique in that it accepts pre-owned items from other areas of the country, including New York City and Los Angeles. The store owner, Inga, is incredibly well-known for her fashion advice in the D.C. area. She has experience as a model, a fashion columnist, and a fashion contributor for a local TV station.

To sell your items, you'll need to contact the store directly to set up an appointment. Keep in mind that Inga's only accepts items that are five years old or newer. They also need to be originally purchased from a high-end department store or boutique with the designer label still intact.

Fia's Fabulous Finds

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806 Upshur St NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

Fia's Fabulous Finds is another consignment shop in D.C. that offers upscale brand-name clothing and accessories. What sets this store apart is that both men and women can find pre-owned items to purchase. Additionally, this store is unique in that many of the items are sold through Facebook live sales in an auction-like fashion. This gives shoppers a way to purchase new items online instead of shopping in the store.

If you're looking to sell your items at Fia's, be sure to contact the store directly to talk with the owner.


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3231 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

If you're seeking the perfect high-end piece for your next event, look no further than Ella-Rue in Georgetown. This consignment store has a luxury and upscale boutique feel while offering designer pieces like women's clothing, purses, shoes, and other accessories. The store is owned by two sisters, Krista and Alexa, who strive to mix high-end gently used designer pieces with current fashion trends. Additionally, you can shop Ella-Rue's collections and items online as well as in-store.

Similar to Current Boutique, Ella-Rue allows sellers to mail their items or schedule a pickup. If you'd like to come to the store to discuss your items in person, you can chat with staff members through the website as well.

Bespoke Not Broke

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7042 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Serving women, men, and children with upscale vintage items is the Bespoke Not Broke consignment shop. With the slogan “not your mother's vintage store,” Bespoke Not Broke is known for its eclectic and high-end vintage items for the whole family. Many of the store's featured items were once worn by families of famous politicians, athletes, and locals. However, the store also sources vintage items from across the country. Additionally, Bespoke Not Broke has been the Best of D.C.'s “Best Vintage Clothing Store” award winner for more than four years. Customers can sign up for the store's customer loyalty program, earning discounts after so many dollars spent.

If you're interested in selling your items through Bespoke Not Broke, the consignment shop offers a virtual registration for its consignors. You can also reach out to them directly for more information.


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3055 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Established in 2001, Frugalista is Mt. Pleasant's oldest second-hand store for both men and women. This large store has an incredible amount of fashionable items to choose from. It also partners with its sister store, Closet Adventure. While previous stores mentioned in this post feature upscale and high-end fashion items, Frugalista is a more affordable thrift store with up-to-date fashion finds.

If you're interested in consigning your items with Frugalista, you can request information from their website or give them a call.

Fashion Exchange Consignment

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6663 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101

Fashion Exchange Consignment offers reasonably priced designer-label women's clothing and accessories. Having first opened its doors in 1995, the store focuses on offering fashionable items that won't break the bank. Their online store features mostly accessories and shoes, but several clothing items can be found in-store.

When consigning with the store, you can book an appointment through their website, or contact them directly for more information.

Encore Consignment Boutique

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119 S Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Like Fashion Exchange Consignment, Encore Consignment Boutique has been in operation since 1995. The store is also conveniently located in Old Town Alexandria near Market Square. If you're looking for designer brands and high-end fashion items, Encore is the place to shop! Its boutique-like vibe makes it a well-known shop in Alexandria and the staff are always available to create an individual experience. Keep in mind that while items can be viewed online, they must be physically purchased in the store.

Interested in selling your clothes and accessories to Encore? You can check out their contract and general information on their website. You'll need to make an appointment or contact the store directly for more information, however.

Mint Condition

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122 S Royal St Suite A, Alexandria, VA 22314

Also located in Old Town Alexandria is Mint Condition. This designer consignment boutique is women-owned and has been awarded “D.C. Metro's Best Consignment Store” by local magazines. The shop has also been featured in Southern Living as one of Old Town's top boutiques. Items can be shopped online through the store's Instagram page, and each item is guaranteed authentic as a designer piece.

If you're interested in consigning your items through Mint Condition, you can schedule an appointment and find more information through their website. You can also ship your items to the store. Additionally, “Walk In Wednesday” is a feature that allows you to bring ten or fewer items into the store when they're open on Wednesdays. Keep in mind, however, that the store only accepts items that are two years old or newer.

Final Thoughts

While there are several fun and exciting things to enjoy in D.C., thrifting is a great option and one that can be enjoyed in several places throughout the city and surrounding areas. The shops we've discussed here offer high-end options at affordable prices. From designer labels to upscale boutiques, there's something for everyone at these well-known consignment shops in the city. Happy shopping!

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