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Consignmen Written and Photographed by Whitney ‘Nic’ James Lipstick Lounge 212 Main St. Gaithersburg, MD 20878 With a name like Lipstick Lounge, you’re sure to have a fun shopping experience at this hip, contemporary consignment boutique. For almost five years, owner Cara Copeland and her vibrant staff have served Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and even Pennsylvania shoppers. Copeland, a former commercial interior designer, opened Lipstick Lounge in hopes to give the Gaithersburg shoppers something new. This boutique-style consignment shop offers a plethora of stylish designer garments from Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Juicy Couture, to name a few. They also carry handmade jewelry as well. An animalfriendly shop, Lipstick Lounge even sells dog items and toys. With their glamorous dressing rooms, which includes a wall covered in lipstick kisses and plush animal print pillows, you’ll want to play dress up all day! While Lipstick Lounge offers an amazing selection of clothing, all in excellent and near perfect condition, their high-end handbags are sure to catch your eye. Walking into the boutique, several handbags with names like Badgley Mischka, Louis Vuitton, and Michael Kors are displayed for the customers’ viewing pleasure. Another eye catcher—the shoes! From Charles David heels to an array of Tory Burch sandals, you’re sure to walk out of Lipstick Lounge with happy feet. If you’re thinking about consigning with Lipstick Lounge, be sure to call and make an appointment. They pay on the spot for the items they want and only accept 25 items per appointment. Unlike most consignment shops, Lipstick Lounge offers its shoppers a unique layaway plan—if you like an item, but want to hold off purchasing until a later date, you have an eight-week window to claim your item. You can’t beat that! Be sure to swing by Lipstick Lounge if you find yourself in Gaithersburg. Also, be on the lookout for their Georgetown location opening soon! 44