Consigment Shops Embrace the Interwebs

I do the majority of my shopping online.  This is partly because I work long hours, but mostly because I can always find my size online, I can always find the best price on my item and using eBates, I can earn cash back.  So why would I ever go to the mall? 

Perhaps this is why I don’t spend as much time cruising local thrift, consignment and vintage stores.  I know that there are great deals to be had, but it just seems like such a hassle.  Enter Current Boutique, a local consigment boutuique who posts some of their recent acquisitions online

These Christian Louboutin wedges are calling my name!  Maybe I’ll take a trip to their Logan Circle location and do some shopping at an actual brick and mortar store? (Quelle horreur.) 

Frankly, I think it’s a great idea for consignment shops to post photos of their wares online.  It lures people into the shop and helps you get a feel for what else you might find when you visit.  So is Current the only local shop that’s gotten into the act or do you ladies know of more forward-looking shops?


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  1. C.L. says:

    Reddz Trading in Bethesda posts pictures of their best merchandise online:

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  2. HB says:

    I live in Old Town, and every time I go to Current Boutique, I buy something. Every. Single. Time. I also have sold clothes back! I think with the economy as bad as it is, consignment stores are the way to go. I got a brand new Banana Republic skirt at Current for $17… originally $88. Try it!

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  3. Mel says:

    I stop in at the Clarendon location every time I walk by. I got a J Crew suit for $100 there. There are always new things there.

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  4. S says:

    Wish they posted prices!

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  5. Dr. Jean Grey says:

    I love Current. I've consigned hundreds of dollars worth of clothes at the Clarendon location. I like that their owners are picky about what they take, too. It makes their selections higher quality.

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  6. A says:

    Ella-Rue in Gtown posts pictures of new items on the store's Facebook page. Updated almost daily

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  7. F says:

    There's a formal consignment store called ReDress Boutique that does this. They're not in DC, but they do ship nationwide. Good for cocktail dresses, etc– their website is

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  8. BNS says:

    I absolutely LOVE current. Great clothes, great customer service/staff, great place to shop!!

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  9. cia says:

    Current is fantastic! Got a perfect leather Coach bag there for $85, as well as several Banana Republic and Ann Taylor skirts for about $20 each.

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  10. s-p-s says:

    My favorite consignment shop! Since I live in Old Town, I peruse the King Street shop every weekend, where I've found some great basics and lots of low-guilt / high-enjoyment clutches and heels. And there's nothing better than trading in a few pieces that haven't worked out, then taking home a fantastic new one for free!

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  11. Kelly Fleites says:

    My favorite vintage shop is {Designer Archives}! They currently only sell online — — but are based out of Chevy Chase. They sell anything from vintage 1950's top handle handbags, to hipster trendy vintage, to high-end designer vintage. I recently purchased a vintage 1988 Chanel skirt from them that was in pristine condition! The best part is that they post pictures of their new items on their Facebook page — — and on their Twitter: @DArchives. Considering their high-end vintage sells almost immediately, their Twitter is really helpful.

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