Georgia Avenue Thrift Store
6101 Georgia Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
The District doesn’t really have a lot of thrift stores, but it does have a lot of thrifty fashionistas and fashionistos. Georgia Avenue Thrift Store is the best thrift store in the District. It is not a huge store, but it does have a sizable amount of merchandise. It is a great place to get everything from a formal dress to a suit jacket. It is especially great for ugly sweaters, some so ugly that they are cute again. Get something ugly or cute and be the talk of your holiday party.
2649 N. Pershing Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
The name says it all; Eclectic Threads is a boutique where you will find eclectic clothing, jewelry and more. You will be sure no one else will have the same party outfit as you. From a 1950s Woven Raffia dress to a 20s beaded top, you will find something gorgeous and unique. And you can find your whole outfit there, top to bottom. But if you just want accent pieces, like a standout belt, hat or clutch, the shop has you covered as well. Check out the unbelievably fantastic collection Eclectic Threads has to offer.
4150 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
Periwinkle is one of Shirlington’s and the DMV’s best boutiques. It’s a bit cliche, but the shop clearly has a passion for fashion. So when you are hunting for a knockout holiday party outfit, Periwinkle should be somewhere at the top of your list. You can find the standard boutique-priced dresses that are a little bit expensive, but if you are on a budget, you can also find affordable pieces that are just as beautiful. With tunics, leggings, blazers, maxi dresses, jeans, ponchos and so much more, Periwinkle has something for everyone.
2439 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
Showing up to a party wearing the same thing as someone else is a nightmare for most women. Violet Boutique gets new merchandise every week, helping to eliminate that potential disaster. It has the latest fashion trends, popular brands and some pieces that you will absolutely fall in love with. Take a look at its lookbooks for some inspiration for the perfect holiday outfit. Or you can even get a free personal styling session if you need a bit of professional advice. Let Violet Boutique make you over for your holiday party.
7114 Bethesda Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
There are no rules that say you have to wear a dress to a holiday party. Ginger has plenty of stylish dresses for you to choose from, but it also has great separates that you can put together to make a fashionable outfit. Pairing separates can make for an even more unique look that stands out. Take a trip to Ginger to find your personal standout look.
Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.