‘Thrifty Fia’ Thomas sounds off on having it all

‘Thrifty Fia’ Thomas sounds off on having it all

Fia Thomas runs her successful vintage and used clothing shop, Fia’s Fabulous Finds, while working a full-time government job and raising two daughters. But she says the hard work is worth it.

“I’m really a business owner who has it all,” she says. “I’m married with kids, and I have a passion that I’m pursuing.”

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Petworth and Fia’s Fab Finds to appear on HGTV's House Hunters

Petworth and Fia’s Fab Finds to appear on HGTV's House Hunters

This is great! Local fashion boutique store Fia’s Fabulous Finds is going to be on the next episode of HGTV’s House Hunters on Monday, August 14th! House Hunters selected the boutique to be one of the local stores to tape their opening segment.

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A home for the frugal and fashionable, and the rich at heart

A home for the frugal and fashionable, and the rich at heart

"Thrifting," the buying and selling of quality used goods, has been a signature part of 43-year-old Fia Thomas’ life. Coming from a family upbringing in which thrifting was second nature, Thomas started a business made for the enjoyment of her life-long hobby. 

This is a special article by Howard University student Sytonia Reid.

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The first Petworth Fashion Fest is this Saturday

The first Petworth Fashion Fest is this Saturday

This Saturday, the inaugural Petworth Fashion Fest will transform the 800 block of Upshur Street into the fashion center of the nation’s capital for an afternoon. Organized by the owners of Willow Fashion and Fia’s Fabulous Finds, the Petworth Fashion Fest will feature nearly three dozen clothing and accessory vendors, along with live performances from local DJs.

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A local look: Check out Fia's Fabulous Finds on Upshur Street

A local look: Check out Fia's Fabulous Finds on Upshur Street

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.

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