Who can’t use a few extra bucks in her (designer jeans) pocket? Head to Mustard Seed in
The quaint boutique—just two Metro stops from AU—buys gently used jewelry, bags, shoes, and clothing from Anthropologie to Zara to everything in between. You get half the retail price in cash. So, if that sassy LBD sells for $20, you get $10, which you can put toward that sparkly number you’ve been eyeing. (Or textbooks, of course.) Mustard Seed sells by appointment only; log on to www.mustardseedshop to select your 15-minute slot.
The ever-changing second-hand inventory includes work wear from Banana Republic and J.Crew; designer denim from Citizens and Seven; and party dresses from Target to Prada. A true recessionista will even sniff out the occasional Chanel.
Mustard Seed also offers a selection of vintage frocks—spanning the ‘60s to the ‘80s—and new clothing and accessories from affordable, indie designers. Be sure to check out the adorable, D.C. screened T’s, which are sure to stop traffic when you’re wandering around
And how’s this for an AU twist: Word has it, Mustard Seed got its start on campus. The owners sold clothes to coeds under the tunnel before opening their