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Consignment Threads Written and Photographed by Whitney ‘Nic’ James

Rita G’s Chapter Two Boutique Fine Consign 4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, Md.

A native of Sweden, Rita came to America to work as a biologist. Little did she know she’d meet her husband, raise a beautiful family and one day own a consignment shop in Bethesda, Maryland. Ranked as one of Bethesda’s top consignment shops in 2014, Rita G’s Chapter Two Boutique has been in existence for almost two years. Literally in her second chapter of life, Rita decided to open this quaint boutique because she, like many women, has always had a love for fashion. The store can easily be described as a vintage fashion paradise. There are endless vintage earrings, necklaces and scarves to choose from. And of course, there is an array of designer handbags to swoon over. Hermes, Fendi, and Valentino bags are all nicely displayed in an antique showcase, while sequin garments and designer items from Diane von Fürstenberg and St. John’s adorn the racks. There’s even a vintage ostrich Gucci handbag on display– talk about a handbag lover’s dream! Rita’s consignors bring in high-end items and more affordable pieces daily–no appointment necessary. From there, each item is researched, entered into the system, tagged and kept on the floor to sell for three months. Rita takes pride in having constant communication via email with her consignors. She frequently checks in with them, updating the consignor on the status of their items. Each consignor is paid at the beginning of every month for items sold the previous month. The one thing Rita hopes is that the residents of Bethesda, and those living in the surrounding cities, come in and have a look for themselves. Once you’ve had a Rita G. experience, it’s hard to want to 60

shop or consign anywhere else. So be sure to stop by Rita’s, located on the 2nd level, the next time you’re in need of a little vintage pick me up. You’ll be more than happy you stopped in!

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