Owning a consignment store, Katie and I are very aware of the implications the fashion industry has on our environment. We do our part daily to help reduce the amount of clothing into landfills! Encouraging people to shop-consign-repeat has been our motto since we opened our retail store, Mint Collective. Recycle (consign) your gently used items, shop new items, and repeat the process! It’s a win-win for us, our customers, consignors, and Mother Nature.
While curating our new lines at Collective, it is important for us to support not only local and women-owned lines but also eco-friendly lines – to keep with our save the earth mentality! We are so excited to show you our new line, Laude the Label! If you know Katie and me, you know, we love to be comfortable while still trying to maintain some semblance of chic! This line fits the bill – comfortable, chic, women-owned, and eco-friendly.
Laude the Label empowers women around the world to find financial freedom through safe and meaningful employment at living wages. They measure success by impact, not profits. Their model is to move the fashion industry toward a more humane approach, where the Earth and the maker are valued equally to the customer. Laude the Label began as one woman’s way of doing her part to end family separation due to the economic insecurity facing women all across the world. Founder, Carly Burson, put her years of fashion-industry experience to work, designing goods that would help makers in artisan communities access the global marketplace and create sustainability where there had been vulnerability and insecurity.
We are proud and excited to offer this line to our customers here in Old Town. We hope you will love this special line as much as we do! Here is a sneak peek at our first delivery.
The Everyday Crop and Everyday Top
An easy, everyday look in luxurious slub cotton fabric.
The Wynne Dress
Their version of a capsule wardrobe classic – the cocoon dress. We love the Wynne Dress for her v-shaped neckline, easy fit, and flattering midi length. This style is comfortable and versatile for year-round wear.
The Chambray Dress
A split neck chambray dress made from 100 percent upcycled denim.
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