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March
3

Fashionista Friday: Dana’s Betsey Johnson Lovely Leopard Haul

Lately, I’ve been showcasing some Fashionista Fridays from across the country, but this week I want to bring us back to the DC area and showcase one of our very own Goodwill mavens: Dana! Today’s Fashionista Friday is a local fashion lover who puts looks together that mix Goodwill and non-Goodwill items to create pretty […]

betsy johnson
March
7

Business Meets the Evening

For these final cold lingering weekends this March, I’ve decided to spruce it up a bit and mix my business with an evening out. One thing I love about the DC area is the fact that there are so many evening activities occurring, even during the days of the week. Many bars are popping, pool […]

Goodwill outfit
December
11

Give old leather a new look

Dyeing clothing is old news, but you might not know that you can dye leather goods, too. I’m finally catching on to this DIY thanks to a how-to from Goodwill of Central Indiana’s Good Stuff blog. You can give your leather a whole new look for just about $10! Goodwill tested the technique on an […]

Dye a leather purse
May
15

A comfortable clutch—why didn’t I think of that?

Ever see something on the rack at your favorite store and think, “I wish I had designed that. Why didn’t I think of that?” One of those moments hit me like a very fashionable brick. My main squeeze The Cut slipped this little gem into the end of yesterday’s schedule: a designer clutch like I […]

Narciso Rodriguez boomerang clutch
March
6

Playing bag bingo

Bag Bingo by dcgf featuring a patent leather tote I’ve turned into my mother.For as long as I can remember, she’s been persnickity about handbags. Whenever her trusty blue or black cross-body bag would get worn at the strap or the clasp, my sister or I would attempt to buy her a suitable replacement at […]

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February
5

Goodness gracious, it’s Gucci!

Mark this as one of my favorite finds of the year—a vintage Gucci chain-strap purse. Label lovers and vintage fans alike will be drooling over this bag, just like me! This beautiful navy convertible clutch is likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. During that time, there were no tags inside Gucci bags, but […]

Gucci bag
December
5

My favorite things (from Goodwill): Vintage Coach bag

  Today’s favorite thing came from the pop-up shop at our 2012 gala. As you may know, bags are one of my favorite things to buy secondhand because they always fit and rarely have to be a part of my laundry routine. I was drawn to this navy shoulder bag first for its slim, classic […]

Vintage Coach bag from Goodwill
July
6

Fashionista Friday: Andrea

The time has come for me to admit that I love cute dogs just about as much as I love fashion. It was easy to fall in love with this candidate for Fashionista Friday! Andrea from Adventures of a Frugalista tweeted a photo of this purse she found at our Manassas store last month. It’s […]

Isaac Mizrahi bag