When I opened 529 Kids Consign 10 years ago here in Old Town, I started a tradition of hiring high school seniors from the community. Before they leave me for college, they have to recruit their replacement! It’s been so fun to watch these girlies mature through working at 529, Mint Condition, and Mint Collective. For some of them, it’s even their first job! So, when I purchased Mint Condition with my Sister-in-Law, Katie, I knew exactly what to do – Hire the fun seniors! So now, I have the pleasure of working with two sets of fabulous ladies, and this year, they all happen to be besties from either West Potomac or Bishop Ireton! We knew before they all left us, we wanted to do something special for them. When you see the photos, you’ll know why… this group is the best! We are so proud of them and how far they have come at 529 and The Mints.
We look forward to seeing them thrive in college and beyond! To our Girls, from Katie and me, you will be missed!
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