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Best of Bethesda: Shopping
Comments () | Published September 7, 2010

VINTAGE, THRIFT, AND CONSIGNMENT SHOPS

Capital Consignment
This furniture store specializes in traditional and midcentury furniture. Most pieces are in pristine shape, but ones that show wear are priced accordingly: On a recent visit, a Danish-style teak coffee table with a few small water rings was just $95. Prices drop by 10 percent after 30 and 60 days. 4909 Cordell Ave.; 301-986-1414.

Montgomery County Thrift Shop
It’s all about the thrill of the hunt at this secondhand shop. It has everything from housewares to vinyl records to clothing, but you have to dig to find the treasures. We found a crystal decanter for $15 and a funky gold belt for $4. Go on a Sunday to get 50 percent off almost everything. 7125 Wisconsin Ave.; 301-654-0063.

Mustard Seed
Twentysomethings flock to this small shop for stylish new and secondhand clothing, shoes, and accessories. The place is mostly for women, but men can find a rack of jeans, button-downs, and belts. Items run from Target dresses to 7 for All Mankind jeans, and most secondhand pieces are no more than two years old. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a vintage gem, such as the ’60s-era leather pumps we spotted. 7349 Wisconsin Ave.; 301-907-4699.

Reddz Trading
A newcomer to the Bethesda resale scene, Reddz has found an audience among teens and twentysomethings looking for mall brands on the cheap. The shop has lots of clothes from J. Crew, H&M, Forever 21, Free People, Guess, and Abercrombie; most are in good condition. It also carries shoes, sunglasses, and accessories. 7801 Woodmont Ave.; 301-656-7333.

Second Chance Boutique
This 37-year-old consignment shop deals in designer labels such as Armani, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, and Versace. With the exception of vintage pieces, all items are less than two seasons old. Join the customer e-mail list and staffers will alert you when your favorite labels and sizes are in stock. 4920 Fairmont Ave.; 301-652-6606.

Wiggle Room
Why pay retail prices for clothes your child will quickly outgrow? That’s the thinking at Wiggle Room, a consignment shop for children’s and maternity clothes. Kids up to age eight can be outfitted in brands such as Baby Gap, Gymboree, Lilly Pulitzer, and Talbots Kids. Moms-to-be can find Noppies, Cadeau, and Gap labels; even high-end brands such as Diane von Furstenberg and Citizens of Humanity have cropped up. Other items and accessories are also available, including books, DVDs, bassinets, and rockers. 4924 Del Ray Ave.; 301-656-5995.

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  • This place is perfect for those girls who wants a new fashion statement. It is like a blender that they will blend accessories, clothes and some designs to form a good fashion trend.

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