Spear a Mint

As co-residents with the U.S. Mint, Washingtonians dream of coming into serious coin.

You’ll get better luck (and bang for your buck) at Mint Condition consignment boutique.

With walls painted in — wait, wait for it — minty green, the converted row house stocks seasonal must-haves from top designers (many new with tags) priced to suit penny-pinchers.

Owner Toni Henderson has an impeccable eye for bright Catherine Malandrino pieces, Gucci shoes, Paige denim, and adorable work-friendly dresses and displays everything in an organized, shopper-friendly way (first by type, then size, and finally color).

Henderson set up the store with consigners’ rights in mind, splitting profits fifty-fifty, regularly mailing checks, and giving people a week to claim items after the selling period before they’re donated.

So you’ll feel at green peace.

Mint Condition, 114 South Royal Street, Alexandria (703-836-6468 or shopmintcondition.com).