Where to score great deals on clothing and home goods

Check out these consignment and vintage stores for unique, affordable finds.

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Consignment and Vintage Clothing Stores

Amalgamated is your one-stop shop for all things costume and design. The Arlington boutique features period pieces, vintage costumes and classic clothing from the turn of the century into the 1960s.

Auntie Te’s
Don’t let the styling of the space fool you; this is a consignment store. Though it feels like an indie boutique the wares carried by Auntie Te’s are displayed from high-end to more casual as you move through the store. Up front you’ll find the designer brands—Tori Burch, Coach, North Face—and Louis Vuitton does grace the racks, and you can have peace of mind when buying because the tags note if the piece is authentic or not.

Chic Envy
Run by a mother-daughter team, Chic Envy is a large space that holds many designer brands that are popular today and range from top-of-the-line brands (Jimmy Choo, Hermes) to sought-after casual pieces (J.Crew, Tory Burch). The largely consignment store also offers some vintage pieces.

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Diva Boutique
Unlike most consignment stores, Diva Boutique prides itself on a clean, organized aesthetic. The European-inspired consignment shop carries women’s clothing and accessory brands like Chanel, Gucci and Anthropologie and put out new items daily.

Fashion Exchange
Tucked away in the back of an old strip mall in the older section of McLean is Fashion Exchange. And though the worn building isn’t welcoming, don’t let that dissuade you because you’ll miss out on amazing bargains. On our jaunt to the store we found an authentic Louis Vuitton for $300, plus designer brands set off in sections for easy shopping: Missoni, St. John Couture, Prada, Marc Jacobs and more. The racks carry more of the everyday designers like BCBG, Ugg and frugal brands like 14th & Union and White House Black Market.

Frilly Frocks
In downtown Leesburg, Frilly Frocks carries department store clothing and shoes for women and children on consignment, plus a small selection of designer bags.

In downtown Fredericksburg, the bright yellow building along the main strip welcomes you into a store where you can find vintage pieces from many decades. Updating your wardrobe with fashion trends of years past is easy to do with the store layout that has you wanting to slide through the racks and peek at the accessories laid out. You can be guaranteed you’ll find pieces that easily mix in with today’s fashion trends and give a unique spin on your attire.

Havana Vintage
Great Falls
With consignment stores, location matters as it is those residents who bring in their goods. Being in Great Falls, Havana Vintage carries loads of luxe brands at great prices. We’re talking Vince, Prada, Alexander Wang. There is even an entire Burberry section. If you walk out without an amazing find here, you weren’t really looking.

Mint Condition
Mint Condition is an upscale consignment boutique featuring luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Kate Spade, Manolo Blahnik, Fendi, J. Crew and Ray Ban.

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Falls Church
This store is streamlined and all about business. The glass case holds J. Lieber purses and Tiffany’s jewelry, and the racks are filled with designer brands like Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Coach. A display of shoes can be found at the front, showcased as any other store would. But the real high-end pieces are encased in a glass bookcase.

Stop in this warehouse consignment shop just to get some love from resident dogs Huey and Bean. Huey will even hang with you as you go through the massive space filled with pieces from Coach, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs and more, all laid out in vignettes to make perusing easier.

Shopping at Oxanna is easy. Displays are set up as they would be in any boutique, pairing like attire with each other: dresses, skirts, tops, etc. And the mix of merchandise ranges from glamorous (think cocktail dresses and accessories) to workwear and casual pieces. For those looking to get the best bargain, tags lay out the price schedule for each piece, so if you’re willing to wait on a piece you can see when it will be marked down. And as a bonus, in the back of the shop is Hope & Romance, a local jewelry line with the designer selling her pieces.

Vintage Mirage
Unique clothing and jewelry designs from around the world make their way to NoVA’s Vintage Mirage, where you can find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind selections.

Consignment and Vintage Home Stores

Acme Mid-Century + Modern
Acme provides one-of-a-kind furniture selections with Dutch and Scandinavian influences. Period pieces are given a modern spin for a truly unique design you won’t find anywhere else in NoVA.

Bazaar on 21st Street
Just like any bazaar, you’ll find a mix of quality and a selection of antique home goods as well as a small array of men’s and women’s clothing. Notable clothing on a recent trip included a vintage Dior men’s suit.

Carriage House Consignment
Here you’ll find a good selection and price on clothing and home goods—furniture, china, decor and patio seating. Items range in manufacture date, with large selection of newer items.

Consignment Solutions
Ever wonder what happens to the furniture from model homes? You’ll find it at Consignment Solutions. There is a large selection of larger home goods including tables, beds and wardrobes.

Eisenhower Consignment
Eisenhower Consignment specially curates premiere pre-owned home decor and luxury furnishings. Artisan tables, chairs and statement pieces make up the artfully eclectic furniture boutique.

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Evolution Home
Antique decor and home furnishings are on consignment at Evolution Home. Evolution’s staff carefully cares for each item, renewing wooden coffee tables, polishing silver flatware and dusting delicate china teapots to their former glory.

Memories Antiques
For those wanting a more antique look, Memories Antiques is a place stocked with goods that include oil paintings, porcelain, crystal, bronze sculptures and more.

On a Whim, Rust and Feathers and The Hummingbird’s Nest
On a Whim is placed in a trifecta of home decor shopping along with Rust and Feathers and The Hummingbird’s Nest, all of which carry antiques and salvaged goods. As you drive north on Route 15 into Lucketts, you can’t miss the pink polka-dot silo on the right. That is On a Whim, where the relocated  Weathered Elegance  also resides, and it shares a parking lot with two other home stores. If you can’t find a piece to come home with, from the as-they-are items and repurposed pieces to On a Whim’s DIY yard, you’re not looking hard enough.

REFind carries a mix of vintage and new, but you’d be hard-pressed to figure out the difference with the curated pieces that fill the store. The store is filled with almost anything you could want to decorate your home and carries many gift items, too.

Re-Love It
Department store clothing on consignment, with racks organized by store and/or brand, is how Re-Love It is set up. The store also has three floors of china, paintings and furniture. Be sure to visit the furniture cellar for larger furniture finds.

Stylish Patina
Falls Church and Mosaic
Not everything in Stylish Patina’s two locations fits into the vintage category, but that’s what’s at the heart of this business with old furnishings getting revamped into pieces that fit the modern home.

The Cottage
Tucked just off the main drag in Leesburg is this 12-room store filled with vintage finds and home accessories. The furniture The Cottage carries is in great condition due to refurbishing and painting.

The Hour Shop
Look no further than King Street for unique drinkware to make a statement at your next dinner party. The Hour Shop boasts more than 10,000 vintage cocktail-related items in store from decades dating as far back as the 1800s.

The Old Lucketts Store
People travel to hit up the great finds at Old Lucketts Store. With a large selection of antique and new home goods in the store and a bevy of outdoor pieces on the wrap-around porch, you can spend the entire day deciding on all of the finds to be had. Be sure to look through the sheds for discounted furniture and decor as well as the Design House, which updates monthly.

Vintage Magnolia
Unique finds are scattered throughout this long rectangular shop that houses more than 50 vendors selling antique home goods as well as brand-new items. There is a sizable stock of wine barrels, clocks and doors and a small selection of jewelry and homemade soaps.

(Shopping Deals 2017December 2017)