Best New Store
We have something for everyone,” says Amanda DeSanto, manager of Current Boutique in Bethesda. The consignment store, which opened on Wisconsin Avenue a year ago, features name-brand clothing, fashionable shoes and bold jewelry from brands such as J.Crew, Shoshanna, Diane von Fürstenberg and Theory.
Founded in Arlington by fashionista Carmen Lopez, the boutique has grown since its first store was opened in 2007. It currently has four locations in the D.C. metro area and a website allowing customers to buy and sell their items online. The front of the store features new items hand-picked by Lopez, while the back of the store exhibits gently worn consignments.
“Condition is No. 1,” DeSanto says. “No. 2 would be currency of the item—things preferably bought within the past two years, and things that are currently on trend.”
7220 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-222-1114, www.currentboutique.com