Current Opens Second Location

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I’m obsessed with consignment and vintage stores at the moment. I can’t stop blathering about Treasury, and last weekend I bought a dress at Secondi and another dress at Junction. (I, uh, have a shopping problem… obviously.) But my main squeeze of consignment shops is my local store Current Boutique. And lucky for those of you Alexandrians, Current has opened their second shop on the west end of King Street in Old Town.

“Old Town seemed like the perfect spot to open a second location,” said owner Carmen Lopez. “It’s filled with a nice mix of modern, budget conscious professionals who like quality items and need a store like Current to help with their revolving wardrobe. Consigning is becoming so popular because many women wear an outfit either once or twice and they don’t want their items just sitting in the closet, when they can recycle their designer wears and get money back on their investment. Customers that shop our store get to enjoy buying great designer clothes at affordable prices.”

I’ve currently got a suit for sale at the Arlington location (it’s Express! And adorable! Only reason I gave it up was, well, I wore it in college and, uh, you know.) so it’s also a great place to sell your gently worn, yet still adorable items. I snagged a pair of dark wash Joe’s Jeans for $50 the other day and rock them all the time. Anywho, 1009 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, or call 703-549-2272. They’re closed on Mondays. Breaks my heart.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

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