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Discovering Vintage Treasures in Northern Virginia

This is a picture of Willow Wright taking her picture in a vintage rattan mirror in her antique shop Urban Redeux

Hi! I’m Willow Wright, owner, shopkeep, curator, photographer, and all the other hats solopreneurs wear!

When I moved to Alexandria, Va in 2002, young and broke, I couldn't find a antique shop that suited my taste and, most of all, budget!  It was during this time that I really honed my craft of hunting for affordable home decor in the second-hand market. I learned my way around Northern Virginia with an atlas and a highlighter, mapping out my yard sale and estate sale routes.  

In September 2018, with a little help from my mom, I decided to take a leap of faith and open the kind of shop that I would have loved to shop in. 

The idea of the shop began one day when I was one of the last shoppers at an estate sale in Alexandria.  There was a beautiful pair of Jenny Lind twin beds, finished in the most beautiful shade of yellow.  No one had purchased them at the sale and they had been marked down to $5 for the pair!! What!  They were headed to the landfill the next day.  

Sadly, and regrettably, I didn't purchase them, but the lightbulb went off and within a year I opened up Urban Redeux on Cooper Road near Mount Vernon.  

Our inventory changes regularly with new items coming in almost daily.  We offer vintage furniture and decor from every era, from art deco to contemporary and lots of mid century modern designs as well.  

Lamps and chairs are my personal favorites, so there's always a fun selection of those and our collection of vintage barware is ever-changing.  

I can't wait to see what you fall in love with when you visit our shop!

If you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me.

 

  1. My husband and I are skydivers and I’ve jumped out of an airplane 500 times!

  2. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Sports Medicine.. Go Hokies!

  3. I'm raising two amazing humans and one 'kind of smart' pup named Boogie. 

  4. Home decor magazines are my kryptonite.  I'm likely keeping publishers in business!

  5. Friends have sometimes referred to me as the most interesting woman in the world- you never know what I’ll be up to next.

Still here? Let’s connect! Be sure to subscribe to our emails to stay up to date about what's happening around the shop!  See you soon!

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