Like, Totally Awesome: 80s-Inspired Fashion

It’s the dead of summer and so hot outside, but let me tell you, inside the doors of The Shoe Hive and The Hive (along with our AC blasting) we are popping with pre-fall essentials! Recently while I was merchandising The Hive, I thought there was so much correlation to the 80s that I suddenly felt inspired to do a post highlighting the cycle of fashion and how everything truly resurfaces again.

There was something so punk-rock about the 80s and I just love that vibe. You had many contrasting styles, as well: high-waisted (somewhat tight) jeans vs. baggy, loose fitting trousers (what we now refer to as the culotte); a sheer, layering ensemble vs. the full-on power suit. Sequins vs. plaids. The list goes on. But what I loved about the 80s is how many trends there were and how many of those trends are very current at the moment. I had my fabulous sis-in-law model some of my favorite looks to make that 80s vibe feel current.


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Co-Owner Katie Coslov bought Mint Condition with her sister-in-law Megan Podolsky in August of 2019. Previously Katie was the Director of Operations at The Shoe Hive and had fallen in love with Old Town’s charming little city, where you walk down the street and greet people by their first names. Coming from numerous other big named retailers, and graduating from The University of Arizona with a Retailing and Consumer Sciences Degree, owning her own store had been on her bucket list! Check Check. Katie and her husband Ryan moved to the Alexandria area in 2016 with their 2 dogs and since then have a ten-month-old baby girl with another one on the way!

Mint Condition stocks an ever-changing inventory of current women’s clothing, handbags, shoes and jewelry by top designers – all in a fresh boutique atmosphere. Come see why we've been named the DC Metro’s Best Consignment Store by Washingtonian, Northern Virginia, Virginia Living Magazines and the Washington Post Express and featured in Southern Living Magazine as one of Old Town's best boutiques. 

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103 S. Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314             


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