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post #16 of 29
with current exchange rates, t&a shirts start at around US$250sh for mtm and US$280ish for bespoke so a very good score indeed
post #17 of 29
kabert, Where do you go thrifting in DC (if you don't mind my asking - I think that you and I are different sizes, given a few of your previous posts)?
post #18 of 29
There's really only one -- it's in Georgetown on P Street, at the corner of 28th (or 27th). It's official name is "The Thrift Shop" I believe. Money from items sold there supports several DC-area non-profit hospitals, such as the Hospital for Sick Children. Men's clothes/shoes are upstairs. The other one I've gone to, but with less luck, is also in Gtown on Wisconsin Avenue just below P street. "Christ Child Opportunity Shop" or something similar may be its name. I haven't been to this one in several years, so I have no idea if it's still there.
post #19 of 29
"The Thrift Shop" supporting "Hospital for Sick Children"... what about the Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good? My local Children's Hospital has thrift stores that have yielded some good finds over the years. It's mostly more conservative stuff, but I found some Church's shoes and a couple years back a really nice Paul Stuart suit that fits me perfectly.
post #20 of 29
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"The Thrift Shop" supporting "Hospital for Sick Children"... what about the Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good?
What is this, a Center for Ants? How can we teach children to read if they can't even fit inside the building? It has to be at least....three times this size.
post #21 of 29
Retail price around 100/150 euros depends on fabrics
post #22 of 29
Thrift-shopping can be amazing.  I have had incredible (almost unbelievable, really) luck in my town (Burlington, VT) lately.  In the past few months I've purchased a Hugo Boss "Capone" DB suit, a beautiful Vestimenta (.) blazer, a Ralph Lauren Purple Label blazer, a Nazareno Gabrielli DB suit, and six Hickey-Freeman suits, all for under $20 (the Boss and the NG were $6 each.)  This is literally THOUSANDS of dollars worth of beautiful clothes for almost nothing, and they were all in almost perfect condition.  I have also found a number of Hardy Amies, Hermes, and Balenciaga ties for a buck or two each.  Makes me wonder if there was one very well-dressed gentleman in town that either died (kind of grim, I know) or got rid of his entire wardrobe, as they all fit me perfectly.  I am a pretty conventionally-sized 46R with a 36" waist, so that may have something to do with it.  In any case, I would definitely advise checking out thrift shops.  I haven't found much in the way of nice shirts, though, I must say.  When making some of these purchases, I really feel like I am stealing this stuff...
post #23 of 29
In my town where the nicest label we sell seems to be Facconable and Kenneth Cole the thrift shop selection isnt to great, but nonetheless I have found a few nice things. Mainly brands like Nordstrom, DKNY, Nautica, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hilfiger. I've got some nice ties for about $2-4, though most of the prints are extremely ugly. I was embaressed the first few times I was in the shops, but who cares really. As long as I can get some cool stuff at low prices.
post #24 of 29
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There's really only one -- it's in Georgetown on P Street, at the corner of 28th (or 27th).  It's official name is "The Thrift Shop" I believe.  Money from items sold there supports several DC-area non-profit hospitals, such as the Hospital for Sick Children.  Men's clothes/shoes are upstairs.   The other one I've gone to, but with less luck, is also in Gtown on Wisconsin Avenue just below P street.  "Christ Child Opportunity Shop" or something similar may be its name.  I haven't been to this one in several years, so I have no idea if it's still there.
I visited both of these places this past Saturday.  Sadly, neither carries clothing anymore.
post #25 of 29
They don't carry clothing anymore... How odd. Sorry to have sent you on a wild goose chase.
post #26 of 29
Good thing I didn't pop by this weekend. There is a small consignment shop named Alex Designer Consigners near I and 20th (or 19th). Menswear selection is upstairs and small. I also think it tries to pitch the wares of local designers so you'll have to sift through some stuff. Didn't find anything I would wear, but there were a few Boss and Zegna sportcoats mixed in, but the prices aren't exactly thrift level. $100-$200 if I remember right.
post #27 of 29
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They don't carry clothing anymore...   How odd.  Sorry to have sent you on a wild goose chase.
No big deal -- I was in Georgetown anyways, browsing the ridiculously expensive furniture stores trying to get ideas of how to furnish my new place.
post #28 of 29
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They don't carry clothing anymore...   How odd.  Sorry to have sent you on a wild goose chase.
No big deal -- I was in Georgetown anyways, browsing the ridiculously expensive furniture stores trying to get ideas of how to furnish my new place. With Filene's Basement and Loehmann's in the city, I don't think I'm missing out on that much with the thrift shops.
post #29 of 29
There are some great furniture and antique stores in Gtown. I've got a couple of leather club chairs from Baker that are incredibly comfortable, and I found our dining room table at one of the upper Gtown antique stores. I love browsing in those small upper Gtown stores - there's always something I find. But you're right about Filene's, etc. -- don't really need thrift stores when you happen upon the store just after they've received a shipment from Barney's or Bergdorf's and can find Charvet and Lorenzini shirts for $49.95.
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