What's in Your Closet?
How many times have you expressed frustration after scouring your closet for a new, interesting outfit? As a young girl, the solution to this “nothing to wear” problem was a “Clothing Trade” sleepover. Now, this exchange can happen within your neighborhood.
Recently, Georgetown has seen the growth of many resale stores, located in the heart of this historic neighborhood. The latest addition; Reddz Trading, on Wisconsin and P Street is quite visible and useful to Georgetown natives.
This is how it works. Customers can either shop, trade items for shopping credit, or trade items for cash. A certain percentage of your item’s worth is deducted in order for the store to make a profit. Wendy Redd, owner of Reddz, explains that what makes her store unique is its commitment to making the resale process “green.” After opening the first Reddz in Bethesda, and owning businesses in Georgetown such as Commander Salamander, Wendy wanted to create a place where you can find “fabulous bargains” and “hidden treasures.”
Given current economic conditions, resale stores are highly needed and encouraged in DC. Reddz’s website explains how these stores provide eco-friendly ways to resell clothes and update their style.
Reddz is not alone in its mission to recycle and re-inspire. Georgetown is also home to Buffalo Exchange, Second Time Around, Georgetown Emporium, TARI, Christ Child Opportunity Shop, and Ella-Rue. All of these stores deal with some aspect of resale, consignment or thrifting and are all worth checking out.
D.C. style is very multifaceted, unique and fascinating to see in a store. Georgetown style is different from that of Adams Morgan, to that of Dupont Circle. By creating a store that truly delves into the many sides of the District, it is possible to examine individual items let your community help you develop your own creative way of dressing. These stores love name brand items as well as unique clothing that do not necessarily have to have an international reputation. Not only can these stores help you earn a few bucks, but you can also save thousands by exchanging your own items, hunting for hidden treasures and exploring DC fashion. How many times have you expressed frustration after scouring your closet for a new, interesting outfit? As a young girl, the solution to this “nothing to wear” problem was a “Clothing Trade” sleepover. Now, this exchange can happen within your neighborhood.