Fall 2020 Trends

If you ask the editors of Cosmo and Vogue to tell you the top trends for fall 2020, they will likely throw around words like miniskirt and double-breasted blazer. And while these things are fabulous, I’m going to guess they were trends of the “fall 2020 that could have been” … before COVID!

Katie and I did a crazy thing a few months ago and opened a new retail boutique in the midst of a pandemic. Our vision was (and still is) to have a store of our favorite things. It just so happens that our favorite things, fashion and otherwise, fit perfectly into this fall season full of virtual meetings, virtual learning, and virtual happy hours.



 Support Local Tee by Charlie Southern, $36; Lotus Flower Necklace by David Aubrey, $84; Camo Knit Jogger by FATE, $64


As moms of five kids collectively, it is important for us to have a fashionable yet “approachable” wardrobe in terms of style and affordability. Turns out our comfort chic style, as we like to call it, is a favorite of Mint Collective customers near and far.

We have curated fun, fabulous, yet comfortable pieces that you can wear to that virtual meeting, run errands, or even meet a friend for a socially distant drink.

Our favorite looks for fall include our best-selling Pistola denim jacket with embroidered stars, paired over almost anything! You can extend the life of that summer slip dress by adding the denim jacket.



 Denim Jacket by Pistola, $108; Blue Tie-dye Sweatpants by FATE, $74


We started to carry FATE a few weeks back and it plays so well into our “approachable” motto. Tie-dye isn’t just for hot summer days anymore. This fun hippie style translates into fall with a jogger or wide-leg warm-up suit. Throw on sneakers or a fun bootie and voilà, instant comfort chic!

Dresses are definitely still in style this fall, but for us, it’s a more casual approach. Tie-dye again makes a splash as well as denim. These more casual dresses are comfortable enough to wear at home for a COVID-style date night.



Oversized Cardigan by FATE, $75; Speaker of the House Tee by Love Bubby, $40; Mask by D’Maran, $18; Mama Mask Chain by The Neon Camel, $40; Denim by Pistola, $118


We didn’t think when we opened we would be making a living off of conversation tees, but alas, that’s what we have done! The VOTE tee from Love Bubby is a popular one right now and our “Tired as a Mother” tee has been a best seller since we opened – with multiple re-orders, we have moms all over ALX sporting this tee.

We are following up that best-seller with Viva La Femme – a conversation tee fit for all the fabulous ladies in town. Paired with a pair of our Pistola jeans and a long cardi from FATE, it’s fall weekend perfection.

Stop by and see us at our boutique this fall and long live the woman!

xo, Megan



 Striped Blouse by Pistola, $88; Chunky Necklace by David Aubrey, $116; Glass Pony Bead Necklace by The Neon Camel, $70


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Megan’s career in retail/merchandising began in the mid nineties standing in front of a woodsy smelling Abercrombie and 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 DC 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.

We are 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 us the place to shop!

529 Kids Consign
122A South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm


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