Making Birthday’s Extra Special with 529 and Mint Condition

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been blown away by the community love and support here in Alexandria. Katie and I have felt all of the love over the last few weeks. We are so humbled by it and want to return the love! I am also inspired by all of the innovative ways that people have reinvented their businesses to get them through these extremely tough times.

At 529 over the past two weeks, I became the Easter Bunny (funny for the Jewish gal, I know)! It was so much fun helping my customers select the perfect basket stuffers for their kiddos and then deliver them to their doors. I truly felt the magic of the bunny!

This idea of delivering the perfect gift was so uplifting, it inspired us to continue this gesture into the next couple of months. After talking to my manager Nicole Duncan, an event planner by trade, at 529 the other day about the requests for birthday gifts, we thought…that’s it! A birthday gift delivery service. So, starting next week, you’ll be able to customize the perfect birthday gift for all ages at either 529 or Mint Condition.

Think giant bubble wand kit and cool shades for that little guy, the perfect piggy paint shade for the girlie girl paired with a fun Lilly Pulitzer shift and a summer clip from Lilies & Roses, or a gently loved Louis Vuitton wallet for that fabulous fifty-year-old.

Fully customizable birthday gifts for your budget, delivered with a sweet treat from a local restaurant, and voilà – the perfect birthday surprise!



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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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