529 Kids Consign
529 Kids Consign is an upscale children’s and maternity consignment boutique specializing in the latest trends. Quality is important to us, which is why we are particular about our brands. Offering not only consignment items but also the freshest and most trendy must haves for hip moms and cool kids makes 529 Kids Consign the place to shop!
About Megan Podolsky, Proprietress
Megan’s career in retail/merchandising began in the mid-nineties standing in front of a woodsy smelling Abercrombie & Fitch. Sporting an oversized plaid flannel and bootcut jeans she said hello to every customer that eagerly walked in to the popular retailer. Little did Megan know that while creating a perfect “denim wall” and dressing in all of the latest fashion that the lifestyle brand offered she was building the foundation for her fun and exciting career!
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Megan managed multiple A&F stores before she moved on to an assistant buyer position in contemporary dresses at the local Arlington-based retailer Hecht’s (now Macy’s). She gained an immeasurable amount of knowledge before moving onto a different facet of the business at Calvin Klein Jeans. Megan worked her way from retail coordinator to East Coast regional manager, helping to create the Calvin Klein aesthetic in department stores from Boston to Miami.
After her first son Ethan was born, her position at CKJ was eliminated due to the harsh economic conditions at the time. This is how 529 was born! Megan quickly began to see how fast Ethan was growing out of his clothing. She knew other moms had the same amount of adorable “gently-worn” clothing piling up. Combining her love of retail and her obsession with dressing Ethan gave her the idea to try and sell this clothing. 529 became a popular “pop-up” shop in the Alexandria area, and, once the following was big enough, a brick and mortar store in historic Old Town. 529 Kids Consign exemplifies who Megan is and what she has learned throughout her career. It’s a warm, well organized, well edited boutique that attracts moms from all over the D.C. metro area.
On any given visit to the store you may be greeted by three boys dressed to the nines. They, too, have the passion.