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If you live in Washington, D.C. or visit frequently, you could be invited, at least once, to a fancy cocktail party, a black-tie affair, or even something more formal. Here’s the bottom line; just because a career girl or guy wants to look like a million dollars doesn’t mean he or she has the money to pay for it. D.C. can be very expensive! So how and where do smart sartorialists spend their hard-earned money? They maximize their buying power at well-stocked vintage and thrift stores that only make it look like they spent a fortune.
And when they want to spruce up their pad, these same shoppers make the most of design-on-a-dime strategies, whether they’re into shabby chic or Ikea minimalist. Every thrift store or used furniture mart could have a provincial dresser or glam sofa that’s a diamond in the rough. Here is a list of some of the best places in the city to help you look good and make your digs look good too.