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First, there was the men's sock startup. Now, it's a vintage clothing emporium. Everywhere we look lately, it seems like LivingSocial alums are launching fashion ventures (and hey, we're not complaining!) Today, we're introducing you to C.J. Sparks, a just-opened Etsy outlet that is sourced, styled, and photographed by local gals Christian Barclay (an ex-LivingSocialite) and Jessica Gressa (who still works for the tech giant).
You can check out their Tumblr and Facebook page to get a sense of their aesthetic and stay up-to-date on shop news, but we recommend clicking straight to the good stuff — the clothes. The cheeky, colorful weekend wear is budget-friendly (nothing rings up over $100) and spans multiple decades, ranging from the '50s to the '90s. Gressa and Barclay comb DMV estate sales and thrift shops to find their wares, and also do some sourcing while traveling. Added bonus: Orders ship free to customers in the D.C. metro area. Click through to see some of our favorite picks from the inventory — which just happen to be perfect for a Memorial Day cookout.
One of the most fun parts about
shaking up your style is discovering new perspectives. And, if you
already feel like you’ve spent a little too much time at your local boutique —
they know your denim size and your
full dating history — we’re here to bring you foreign inspiration, no plane
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