Tuesday, December 28, 2010

K Street Kate offers comprehensive guide to secondhand Georgetown

During the cold, windy winter months, it's a shopper's dream to have several of their favorite stores in one neighborhood. Such is the case in Georgetown, and K Street Kate delivers a comprehensive guide to the shops on M St. and Wisconsin Ave. She reviews a few places that I haven't visited yet, so it's definitely worth a read.

I beg to differ with Kate's statement that Annie Creamcheese is the only place in D.C. to find vintage formalwear. Meeps, Junction, and Mercedes Bien all feature formal dresses, and men in search of vintage attire are sure to be pleased at these locations. And while Annie has racks of gowns, quantity never trumps quality.

Kate also mentioned Annie Creamcheese for having the best website. That site is a saccharine train wreck. 

The most interesting tidbit I picked out of Kate's post is mention of Tari, newly opened on Wisconsin Avenue. I noticed the store's website points to the old (but redesigned for Tari) site of Posh Consignment. So I grabbed the phone and reached owner Sarah, who told me that she is friends with Julie, who owned Posh. Posh closed with rumors that it may reappear on H Street. Sarah took over Julie's website while waiting for one to be specially designed for Tari—hence my confusion. Another interesting point: Tari has opened at the address previously home to Julep, a famed shop that closed in the spring.

Sarah explained that a lot of the vintage and consignment-oriented people in the city are linked together. She wasn't kidding.

I'll be popping by Tari soon to learn more about this new endeavor.


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