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Blue’s Hard Goods – Washington D.C. What Draws You In: Talk about stepping in to a time machine! Blue’s Hard Goods is a hidden gem offering some of the most amazing vintage pieces that this area has to offer. Accessible from the street, you walk up a staircase into a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, which is apparent in the rugged décor and loads of vintage clothing. Look out for the owner, Andrew Nguyen, who will greet you with a laid-back “hello” and gladly share the story of how a piece came to be a part of the store inventory while you browse. Exploring the racks will feel as if you are exploring your grandparent’s closet. What You Will Find: Blue’s Hard Goods offers vintage clothing and accessories from the 1960s through the present. Los Gitanos Vintage, a boutique within the store, features finds from the 18th century through the 1960s. Your guy will not mind accompanying you here because it gives him a chance to check out Mister Vintage—a section dedicated to guys boasting an awesome selection of cufflinks, tie bars, bandanas, bolos, and bags. The most important thing you will find in the store: excellent customer service. Need advice on fit? The staff can tell you exactly how an item should be tailored to complement your best features while maintaining the integrity of the piece. Customers are made to feel like old friends and the owner encourages discussion about all things vintage. What Keeps You There: Vintage is good for you and it is good for the environment! You are guaranteed to find one-of-a-kind pieces at Blue’s Hard Goods. Plus, it is cool to think about all the stories your new finds could tell about its journey to D.C. A Random Cool Fact: Blue’s Hard Goods repairs denim! Jeans’ unique chainstitching and darning is all done on vintage Singer sewing machines.

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