'stopped in the new Buffalo Exchange location in Georgetown. Buffalo Exchange is a resale boutique that offers reasonably-priced, stylish, second-hand clothing, shoes and accessories. They have 46 stores nationwide including one on 14th Street, NW between N Street and Rhode Island Avenue and a one on M Street, NW, west of Wisconsin Ave. (It's in the basement space beneath the space where Annie Cream Cheese used to be.) The store's business model seems to be to focus on keeping prices low and counting on high turnover, so you're bound to see new things whenever you go. When you bring clothes in, the store staff immediately decides how much each item will be sold for and offers you 30% of that amount in store credit. Of special note is their large men's section, which features a full range of second-hand clothing and shoes along with some new fedoras.
Buffalo Exchange also donates to charity every time you bring your own bag.
Upstairs and a few doors down, consignment store Second Time Around features styles targeted more toward professional women. There are a few more sustainable outlets in Georgetown that I hope to visit before long. Patagonia has a store there, and Tari Boutique is an upscale consignment boutique for men and women. So Georgetown has some good shopping opportunities this holiday season. Let us know if you find any other good outlets there that we should know about.