If Saving Money is Wrong, I don’t Want to be Right.

Earlier this year, I moved from Rockville, MD to Arlington, VA. While I moved back to the city life (yay!), the cost of living increased by 10%. *cue emoji sad face*.Which means the necessities like rent and food are more expensive. So I guess my shopping days are over, right?


My bills might have increased, but I can find a way to still shop on a budget.

1 way of doing that is by shopping at thrift, consignment and/or vintage stores. Yes, these pre-loved garments are just as awesome at a discounted price. I’ve been shopping at some of these places lately and not only do I love the clothes, but I love that I still have more money for myself, cha-ching!

I recently purchased this maxi dress by Pins + Needles from Buffalo Exchange for $17. Originally $89.

81% discount!!!

While there are so many thift and cosignment shops in the DMV area, here are some places you should check out:

Fia’s Fab Finds
806 Upshur St., NW
Washington, DC 20011
This place is known for the monthly $20 Fill-a-bag events. You would get a medium sized bag and stuff clothes, shoes and more.
Price Range: $$

Buffalo Exchange
3279 M St., NW
Washington,  DC
This vintage,  trendy shop have some of the most bold and unique clothes. Also they have some of the friendliest workers who make you feel right at home.
Price Range: $

Charity’s Closet/Success in Style
Inside the Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry St.
Savage, MD 20763
Everything in the store cost $5. Also, If you volunteer, you can get one free item of clothing!
Price Range: $

Redd Trading
7801 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
1413 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007
This place* sales recycled designer clothing, shoes, and accessories at a discounted price. 
Price Range: $$

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  • Reply Skye Charlie

    Hey Chi,

    Love these suggestions. I have another fav to add to the list: Crossroads Trading Company on 14th and U street. There one of my fav and they have a variety of selection 🙂

    May 31, 2015 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Chi

    Hi Skye! Crossroads Trading Company sounds like a great place to visit! I like that they are not only fashionable, but environmentally conscious. Thanks for the input!

    June 1, 2015 at 12:25 am
  • Reply AwesomelyOZ

    These are awesome suggestions! I know about none of these because I avoid stores for a reason LOL Those prices are worthwhile though 🙂 That Fill-A-Bag event sounds pretty epic! 🙂 Have a great weekend Chi! -Iva

    June 19, 2015 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Chi

    I don't blame you Iva, lol. I live right by a mall and it's really hard to avoid it sometimes. You have to be strong :).

    June 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Chi

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    June 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm
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