Shopping local retail is the best best way to shop for gifts and clothes, and on the 800 block of Upshur Street there are two great stores: Fia's Fabulous Finds and Willow Fashion. (Stop by Bentley's Antiques to find awesome curios and collectables).
Fia's is owned by husband and wife team Safisha (Fia) and Frank, who have lived in Petworth since 2004. With their two girls Johnie (7 years old) and Josephine (23 months), they firmly believe in Petworth's thriving community and supporting small businesses.
Fia’s Fabulous Finds opened it's pink door five years ago and offers upscale, quality brand name ladies’ clothing and accessories in gently-used condition at prices significantly below department store levels.
Fia's is a cozy boutique that carries brands from Anthropologie, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, Tahari Eileen Fisher and much, much more in sizes 00-3x. This year, Fia's introduced little girls gently used closing from sizes 6 months - 10X.
"Owning a second-hand boutique is not just my dream job but a lifestyle," Fia told me. "Our family believes in using resources wisely, like riding a bike as opposed to driving, buying locally, and spending money wisely. Fia's Fabulous Finds is our way of sharing that with the community."
One of the events Fia's is well known for is their Fill-a-Bag sales event they hold once a month. Customers can pick almost anything outside the store, and as long as it fits in a bag, it's only $25 for the entire bag of clothes and accessories. August's sale had such a huge turnout that Fia's is now trying to manage the number of people who come out. She's offering free RSVP tickets to the September's event for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 9th through the 11th.
On Saturday, September 10th from noon to 4pm, Fia's is also partnering with Willow Fashion for the new "Petworth Fashion Fest" on Upshur Street, featuring over 40 vendors selling unique crafts, thrift items, vintage fashion and jewelry and more. More info is available on the Eventbrite site (tickets are free).
"When folks walk into Fia's, I feel like they are walking into my living room at home," Fia said. "It brings me great pleasure to introduce everyone to the lifestyle of thrifting."
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Check out Fia's Fabulous Finds at 806 Upshur Street NW (202-492-8278)
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday - 10am-7pm
Saturday- Sunday - 10am-6pm
- A local look: Willow Fashion offers some of the best new fashions & gifts in Petworth
(July 26, 2016)
- Attic DC: a Petworth resident is trying to help you shop DC’s independent antique and fashion retail (March 21, 2016)
FYI: This is not a sponsored post; it's just my way of giving some love to local businesses that have worked hard on behalf of the community to make Petworth a great neighborhood.)