Step Away From the Chain Stores: Top 5 Vintage Stores in DC
For my first post on GalTime (squee!) I was asked to share with you the top five vintage stores in Washington, D.C. along with a few tips and tricks on the art of vintage shopping. Do note there are many great stores in the District that sell vintage, but I wanted to focus on less ‘consignment shops’ and more on stores that cater exclusively to high-quality vintage duds. I hope you enjoy the shopping journey …
Inga’s Once Is Not Enough
4830 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 337-3072
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
If you are looking for designer names you recognize (Dior, Channel, Nicole Miller, etc.) and are willing to pay the price, Inga’s Once Is Not Enough is fabulous. Even better? Inga herself is often your helpful guide to find just the right addition to your couture collection. Don’t miss the small jewelry section. Once would in fact not be enough for me if Inga’s was on a metro line, but sadly this gem of a vintage store is not easily accessible for a metropolitan DC girl.Annie Creamcheese
3279 M St Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
Phone: (202) 298-5555
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm | Sun 12pm-6pm
*They also have a location in Las Vegas at the Palazzo.
One of DC’s best-known vintage stores is Annie Creamcheese in Georgetown, conveniently located right on M Street. Annie’s is a vintage store with a bit of funk. For the nights you are looking for a piece to really pump up the wow factor on an outfit, this place will most likely have it. With a bit of patience (especially with the jewelry counter) and understanding of the vintage do’s and don’ts (see tips below) you can truly find a great addition to your wardrobe. Bonus: while the store does sell designer goods, it’s a bit easier on the wallet than Inga’s, and thus easier to take a risk.For the rest of the post (including the Vintage Shopping Dos and Don’ts) click here.