Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fia's Fabulous Finds

by Guest Blogger, Patsie Earle Richardson
This week I got the chance to go and visit Fia’s Fabulous Finds secondhand store in Washington DC, just a short 10 minute walk away from the Georgia Avenue Metro stop on the Green line. The shop is run by Fia, (big surprise there) whose sustainable lifestyle extends beyond her clothing choices.

These photos do not show how cold it was outside. 20 degrees!! Yikes!
“…I bike everywhere; our house is full of thrifted furniture, and even my kids have reused or refurbished clothing..” Her California family bought and re-sold storage containers full of all kinds of things as she was growing up, which is where she caught “the thrifting bug.” A scene straight out of Storage Wars! 

Along with the thrifting bug, Fia has also caught an amazing sense of style. The mannequin displays in the store, which are styled by her and her husband, steal the show for this shop.

*sigh* You can never go wrong with Audrey Hepburn.

Brands like Banana Republic, Max Azria, and J. Crew are featured, but also the more formal options like Betsey Johnson, Juicy Couture, Valentino, and many, many others. Her prices are reasonable, with a nice, black dress from Banana Republic going for around $30. She also has a part of the shop called Fia’s basement, where pieces are marked down even further, if you are really strapped for cash. But one of the most alluring parts of the store was the shoes section.

I have a weakness personally for bright colored pumps. Fia had just about every size imaginable, featuring brands like Steve Madden, Nine West, MinneTonka, and Qupid.

These were a size 7. Too small. *cries*

I eventually found a beautiful pair of purple Qupid heels with pink glitter and blue iridescence, which I proceeded to wear around the house for hours, much to my grandparents' worry. These heels were high, and the temperature was low, but the price was just right, only $12. 


Paired with some dark wash jeans, I am ready to hit the town with these lovelies... at least, when this snowstorm is over. Sigh.

Check out Fia’s store sometime! Here is the address:
806 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC

Also, be sure to get on her list for notices about frequent Fill a Bag in Fia's Basement For $25 sales.

Stay Stylish!