Friday, June 25, 2010

Field Trip: Montgomery County Thrift Shop

7125 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

After asking the Twitter crowd if there were any honest-to-goodness thrift stores in the District that I didn't know about, I was tipped off about the store that will forthwith be referred to as MoCo Thrift.  Yeah, it's in Bethesda, but it's only a few blocks from the Metro.  So, it counts.  At least, to me.  It counts.

The shop was bustling when I stopped in on a Thursday morning, although half of those in attendance were volunteers from the many county agencies that staff the shop.  The crowd was friendly, and I could ask those around me—volunteer or shopper—what they thought of a piece.  

Be prepared if you shop here, as they don't take plastic.  But you really should shop here.  They have blazers for $8.  Suits for $12.  Nice Steve Madden shoes for $5.  

These are blue, I promise.  Steve Maddens!
You'll see some of my haul in the next few days, but for now I'll tell you this: I got two button-down dress shirts, a Kimchi Blue dress that must have cost $50 at Urban Outfitters, and a seersucker blazer for $27.  Seersucker.  $27.  Heaven.

The best deals appear on Sundays, as the store is open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.  And on those days, everything is half-off.  If you're having a hard time with the math (we know how I am with numbers), I could have gotten two shirts, a dress, and a blazer for $13.50.  THIRTEEN DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS.  HECK YES.

So take a look around if you visit this shop on a Sunday afternoon.  You may see me swimming through the racks, asking all the women which pieces I should get.  (Answer: all of them.)


Bethany said...

Any idea if they take checks? Might have to go on the second Sunday of July. I keep forgetting that I mean to go to there.

Quarter Life said...

They do indeed take checks!

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