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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!
No matter what you do, you work hard to perfect your craft — even it takes your entire career to get to the level you're after. If you're Eugenia Kim, though, your story follows a different arc. The NYC-based milliner has gone straight from the top of the hat game (her fedoras, equestrian toppers, and beanies have graced read
A little secret, just between friends: No matter what you heard in The Devil Wears Prada, most fashion editors don't replace their entire wardrobe every six months. Nope. Instead, we bide our time, scouting out those one or two super-special pieces per season that make our closets (and hopefully by extension our lives) read