The Ultimate Vintage Guide: 16 Irresistible Spots In The DMV

UPDATE: It's going to be a balmy, blissful weekend, which means it's time for our favorite pastime — scouring the DMV's best vintage meccas for secondhand treasures. This story was originally published on March 21, 2013.
At this point, everyone knows we love vintage — thrifting is practically our raison d'être. But, while finding a diamond in the rough is a joy, sometimes it’s nice to find a diamond in the midst of, you know, other diamonds. That’s how we like to think of the DMV’s plentiful vintage shops — treasure chests packed with amazing things, as well as a few prime pieces meant just for you.
Well, we're giving you the ultimate treasure map: Our personal, road-tested guide to the most irresistible secondhand boutiques in D.C. and the surrounding ‘burbs. Ready to start digging?