As shared on their Youtube videos, “Look great, save money, go green, recycle, and shop chic to chic!” Known to be one of Washingtonian D.C.’s top stores and Bethesda’s top 50 stores to shop, Chic to Chic Consignment Boutique is a unique shop with many unusual features. Not only do they have a Youtube Channel featuring the Chic to Chic girls showcasing their items, this boutique also has a mystic spray tan machine and a chic challenge, in which both are related to the owner’s background.
Name: Ellen Didion
CollegeFashionista: When and why did you start up Chic to Chic?
Ellen Didion: Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved fashion. Later on, I worked under a New York-based men’s clothing for 17 years, then I moved to Maryland for college as an adult and received my Bachelors of Science and Business from University of Maryland. It was not until two weeks after I graduated that I opened Chic to Chic in 1997.
CF: What makes your boutique unique?
ED: For starters, I was told that I got malignant melanoma, which is a deadly form of skin cancer, so I decided to invest in the state of the art mystic spray tan machine as a part of this boutique. I also like to host a great chic challenge, where all proceeds from this event go to the melanoma foundation. This store is 17 years old, but this event itself is five years old. I feel that having both the spray tan machine and the chic challenge make my boutique unique, but we also sell a mix of new and preowned clothing from across the country from different boutiques.
CF: What kind of items do you love selling?
ED: We love selling handbags and accessories because they fit everyone. Clothes may sell like crazy here, but they would require a good fit. Some of our favorite brands are Tori Burch and Michael Kors, but we are always selling Chanel and Louis Vuitton items.
CF: What trends do you enjoy selling for this summer?
ED: Currently, we are devoting more resources to work out wear that falls in line with our 5k chic challenge. Therefore, we are enjoying selling work out wear from day to night, such as yoga clothing and running attire. The hottest brand that we love selling is Lululemon. We definitely love focusing on a healthier life style and we hope to promote that.
Learn More: Check out the Chic to Chic girls on their Youtube channel! Don’t forget to see more great selections from Chic to Chic Consignment Boutique on their online store and in stores at 15900 Luanne Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877 or 30 East Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701.