Best Place to Get a Cute Outfit at the Last Minute

Secondi
1702 Connecticut Ave. NW, #2, (202) 667-1122
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Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
In the past five years, consignment stores have become a mainstay of the D.C. retail scene. One of the stores that paved the way, Secondi, is still showing the newcomers how it’s done. The secret to their success is a highly curated selection of clothes in chic silhouettes. Buyers bring in pieces that are perfect for D.C.—polished yet alluring. (A recent visit revealed Saint Laurent slingback pumps, a Diane von Furstenberg skirt, and a Lilly Pulitzer striped blazer.) The apparel offered also covers just about every occasion. Need a LBD? They have a whole section. How about an evening gown? Sundress? Ensemble for a big work presentation? Done, done, and done. Secondi has a consistent brand, a viewpoint, and an answer to the perennial question, “What will I wear?”

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