My mom began taking me to 'junk stores' when I was just a tiny little thing. The love of discovering hidden treasure is just in my blood. I keep my eyes open for new items everywhere I go. From estate sales to online auctions, I travel throughout Northern Virginia to source the most interesting pieces I can find. I never search for anything in particular, but rather let the items find me. If I can't bear the thought of leaving it behind, it's coming back to the shop with me!
Are your prices negotiable?
I strive to keep inventory costs low so that I can pass along the best deal to you. We saw this sign hanging once and it pretty much sums it up.
"We Hunt It, Find It, Buy It, Haul It, Wash It, Scrub It, Paint It, Fix It, Wrap It, Load It, Pay Taxes and Rent on It--How Can We Take Any Less For It?"
Thanks for understanding!
Do you take consignments or buy from individuals?
At this time I do not take consignment and make a habit of NOT purchasing from individuals.
I have no doubt that you have some great pieces that I would LOVE to have in the shop. Since I must leave room for a healthy mark up on inventory, in most cases, I would not be able to offer you the best price for your item. I suggest selling on Craigslist or FB Marketplace.
How's it going?
I am having THE BEST TIME! Since opening on Sept 1, 2018, the response from the community has been really wonderful. I'm meeting new folks everyday and tons of regulars who pop in every week or so just to browse around and say hello!
2020 was one for the records, but the shop survived and I am eternally grateful for every single person that chose to and continues to shop small.
How can I help to support the shop?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you ask this question! Here are a few ways to help get the word out.
1. Grab a friend and make a trip to the shop!
2. Tag us on social media with images of your items when you get home.
3. Like & Share our posts on social media channels.