A rack of second-hand women dresses at a market in London: recession bargains.

If you’re looking to enjoy a shopping spree on your DC vacation without breaking the budget, we’ve got you covered. Check out our favorite spots for affordable fashion gems in the District.

Martha’s Outfitters

This 14th Street consignment shop sells fashionable clothing from top brands with a steep price cut. Better yet, the shop’s proceeds go entirely toward the Martha’s Table charity, which gives free organic meals to those in need.

2122 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 328-6609

Georgia Avenue Thrift Store

There’s a wide selection of items to choose from at this thrift store, a favorite of local website the DCist. You can comb through 70s-style fashions, electronics, and even some gently used kitchenware for a quick, cheap upgrade to your home furnishings.

6101 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 291-4013

Bartered Threads

At this Brookland consignment store, you can get your fashionista fix while supporting budding artists. The newly opened thrift store, which stocks used clothing, shoes, and accessories, also hosts artisanal designers, who can sell their wares at no cost.

3924 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 810-4188

Lipstick Lounge

This upscale consignment store in Gaithersburg stocks gently used designer wares for women. If you’ve ever dreamed of finding a vintage Chanel dress for a fraction of its original price, this store should be your go-to.

212 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 947-5477

Buffalo Exchange

The DC outpost of this national consignment change stocks the same fabulous threads as its other branches. Come here to pick up cool clothing straight from your favorite stores, like Zara and Lucky Brand.

1318 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 299-9148