Most people think that Megan is the shopaholic in the family, but I have some news… truth be told, Megan and I have been shopaholics together for years. It all started on a tipsy shopping trip in Miami circa early 2000, where we may have purchased multiple pairs of designer shoes between the two of us after throwing down terrible frozen concoctions. I wanted to blame the drinks, but really, we just love shopping together.
Throughout our 17-year (but I like to think we still act and look like we’re in our honeymoon phase 😉 ) marriage, we have shared a passion for men’s and women’s fashion. I mostly blame my mom for this, as she dragged me shopping with her all of the time as a young boy, and now, here we are doing the same with our three boys. It must run in the genes, right?
Admittedly, all kidding aside, I really do enjoy good-quality clothing and accessories as much as my wife does. The difference has always been, when Megan makes purchases, she also purges a few things out of her closet. She has always taken these gently (and I mean gently) used items to Mint Condition. For years, she would brag about the large checks she would pick up, and I would think to myself… why can’t I do this too? Instead, I would do a closet clean-out seasonally and drop huge bags of equally as gently used items to my very lucky brothers-in-law. They would pick through Vineyard Vines, Bonobos, Lululemon, high-end denim… you get the picture. These pieces would help my then 20-something bros elevate their wardrobe. And although I love helping a brother out, it would have been nice to pick up a “large check” from Mint Condition.
Fast forward a lot of years, and now Megan owns Mint Condition with my fabulous sis-in-law, Katie. Voila! This might be my chance. I did not want to bombard these two consignment queens in their first year, as they had a ton on their plates, but now that they are in year two, I thought it was time to make my move!
I did my normal “seasonal clean-out,” and instead of dropping it off at the brothers, I decided to take it to Mint. Just try it, I told them. What’s the worst that can happen? Your hubby will get what doesn’t sell, Katie?!
Well, the worst didn’t happen, and instead, my dream came true. I picked up a large check at Mint Condition, and just like that, I influenced the consignment queens to start The Minted Man!
Now men from all over the DMV can consign their gently used clothing and accessories. As more of us are working from home and not wearing the traditional suit to work every day, our casual attire is building up. Don’t worry! That’s what sells. Think Lululemon everything, Vineyard Vines Shep Shirts, long sleeve tees and chinos, Buck Mason Henleys, Gucci slides, LV belts…
In addition to men’s attire, the sisters are now accepting high-end and hard-to-find sneakers – Jordan One’s, Yeezy’s, etc. Yes sneaker heads, you heard that right – you now have a local place to buy and sell your rare sneaks!
Appointments can be made online at shopmintcondition.com and please keep it seasonal. Help me continue to keep my men’s consignment dreams alive!
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