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The secret’s out: The DMV has one of the most happening vintage scenes around. Washingtonians' insatiable appetite for sharp duds and gorgeous homes means that local boutiques, antique shops, and thrift stores are chock-full of one-of-a-kind pieces that can (usually) be had for a song.
If only you had a personal coach on hand as you contemplate those pretty china plates or that fur-trimmed swing coat, right? Your wish has been granted: We've got insider intel from six local vintage pros on how to spot amazing finds, no matter where you're browsing — or what you're hunting. So, as you peruse flea markets and end-of-season yard sales, keep this handy little cheat sheet within reach. Now, to do some stylish scavenging!
Down-filled parkas and puffer jackets talk a big talk when it comes to bad weather. But, really, how can you tell the one you're thinking about buying online or trying on in a toasty dressing room will actually hold up to colder-than-cold temperatures and other inclement scenarios? A lot more goes into this purchase than read
Over-the-knee boots are almost unanimously beloved. If you're averse to pants, the leg coverage allows you roam free without the constraint of trousers. On the other hand (er, foot), the style adds an extra layer of calf protection over your favorite pair of jeans. No matter how you wear 'em, they're likely a staple in read