Photograph courtesy of Bitter Grace.

Regional retailers

Bitter Grace

This girl- and minority-owned Capitol Hill shop delivers its have brand of sustainably created athleisure and cashmere, along with leather bags, handmade jewelry, skin care, and residence products. A membership-centered “community” incorporates member self-treatment and empowerment activities, use of a workspace, individual styling, and extra.

The Phoenix

This 65-yr-old Georgetown store gives a superior-conclude selection of outfits, household goods, and both equally costume and good jewelry, designed applying sustainable techniques.

Photograph by by Donovan Gerald.

Tribute Collective

This gals-owned idea presents vintage and secondhand outfits, extras, and dwelling goods, as properly as new things from “small, mindful, self-funded” designers from all over the globe. Objects are available both on the web (@thisistribute on Instagram) and at pop-up outlets in the District. Popping up future: Could 5 by May possibly 15 at 1710 Connecticut Avenue.


Nationwide Brand names With DC Outposts

These big names boast environmentally conscious methods or initiatives.


In response to queries about its sustainability practices, California-primarily based Everlane outlined programs to reduce its carbon emissions by 55 percent by the stop of the ten years and to reach web-zero emissions by 2050. The brand name, which has a shop on M Road in Georgetown, sells men’s and women’s outfits and shoes in vintage kinds and neutral shades, developed to outlast the developments.

Photograph courtesy of Everlane.

Madewell Eternally

Exciting simple fact: The well-recognized denim model presents “pre-loved” jeans in a specific segment of its website. What also helps keep dresses out of landfills: a partnership with the resale web page ThredUp. Fall off undesired denim (any brand) at the Georgetown shop—you’ll get a coupon towards new jeans—and seize a ThredUp kit, such as a bag and a shipping label, to ship off any other undesired apparel for resale or repurpose.


Known for its female attire, the Los Angeles business started out as a vintage-outfits keep, then started earning its individual line applying minimal-influence supplies, deadstock materials, and repurposed vintage pieces. Further proof that the brand—which has a shop on M Avenue in Georgetown—is sustainable: It’s qualified by the nonprofit corporation Local climate Neutral.



Yet another way to be eco-welcoming? Obtain secondhand. Right here are a couple preferred stores in the Washington spot for obtaining superior-conclude apparel on consignment.

Ella Rue

Started off by two sisters in Georgetown with an affinity for mixing outdated designer staples with new parts, Ella Rue gives women’s designer consignment—think Shoshanna attire, a vintage Gucci umbrella—along with a collection of new completely ready-to-dress in merchandise, these kinds of as bathing suits.

Photograph courtesy of Ella Rue.

Inga’s As soon as is Not Plenty of

This properly-recognised spot on DC’s Mac­Arthur Boulevard resells only con-short term (five a long time old or much less) and large-conclude women’s apparel and equipment.

New To You

The Falls Church store shares resale classic and designer women’s—plus some men’s—clothing and components (a 1950s costume by Christian Dior is one particular the latest listing), as well as residence items.

Reddz Investing

Superior-close women’s—and some men’s—clothing and equipment are accessible both on line and in its two stores, in Georgetown and Bethesda.


This 36-year-aged Dupont Circle store gives designer clothes and accessories—recent finds included a Louis Vuitton bag, Fendi sneakers, and Gucci pumps—plus household products in-retail store and on line.

This posting seems in the April 2022 concern of Washingtonian.

Amy Moeller

Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Type Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and prior to that, editor of What is Up? Weddings in Annapolis.