Vintage Accessories

by Kathleen

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{LV Travel Bag and Tote}

For me the term vintage means “rare”.  Having an item to old to be considered modern (now), but old enough to be considered antique (aged), a possession that sets you apart and makes you stylishly different. It is a great feeling knowing you have found a classic piece from a quaint shop.

There is definitely something to being of a certain age, when all you need to do is open your own closet door to find treasures from the past. But, what is absolutely fabulous is when you can go to your friends’ and rummage their closets to find original pieces as well!!!!

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Today, I am at Quy’s home and we are trying on vintage purses in various sizes. We enjoy these bags when traveling, but more importantly these accessories may be interchanged and used for an evening out or to dress up an outfit for work.

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{Chanel totes from Quy’s closet}

Lately we have been scouring the “U” Street corridor in Washington D.C for the latest in vintage shops. Listed are the addresses of a few places if you are ever in the area.

It’s Vintage Darling
3423 14th Street, Northwest
Washington DC 202-525-1327
http://itsvintagedarlingdc.com

 Meeps & Aunt Neensie’s Vintage Clothing
2104 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 265-6546
Hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-7pm | Sun 12pm-5pm

 Junction Vintage
1510 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 483-0261
Hours: Tue-Wed 3pm-7pm | Thu-Sat 12pm-7pm | Sun 12pm-5pm

 Mercedes Bien Vintage
2423 18th St NW, 2nd Fl
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 360-8481
Hours: Sat 12pm-6pm | Sun 12pm-5pm

Enjoy the hunt!!

K