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Grant Avenue Market
Find Quarter Life at the Grant Avenue Market on Sundays from 10 to 3: May 12, June 9, and July 14!


Quarter Life vintage at Ginger Root

Catch Quarter Life at Ginger Root Design’s basement Backroom through January. Join us Friday, January 11th for a little mixer to kick off the fun!


Grump at Artisphere

Buy Rad Presents: Made by Local Indie Designers
Dec 15 / 10am-4pm / Free / Artisphere Ballroom

GRUMP is the best ever alternative holiday craft show and is your chance to shop local this holiday season. Let’s be real, the mall is sad and full of Pillow Pets and online shopping is lonely. So, join 40 of your favorite local makers as they show and sell handmade goods. From kids clothing made from vintage t-shirts and handmade soap to plush anteaters and t-shirts about zombies eating pizza, GRUMP’s mix of vendors should help you score something unique for everyone on your list. It is like shopping in real life, but without having to rely on a search function. And with a tacky-sweater photo booth and DJ!



Modern Vintage Shop and Social

Modern Vintage Shop & Social: Career Day Edition
Thursday, October 18
5—7:30 p.m.
Nana: 3068 Mount Pleasant St. NW


DC Meet Market

Find Quarter Life at the DC Meet Market on September 15!


Fenton Street Market

Catch Quarter Life at the Fenton Street Market on June 16 and  July 28.


Eco-Chic Pop-Up during Benevolent Media Festival 2012

Eco-Chic Pop-Up Shop at MOVA, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 23
2204 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

With Accoutre, Catherinette, Craftgasm, UnTietled, and YBGreen


Thursday, May 17 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
at 3068 Mt. Pleasant St., NW
preview new vintage items before they hit the racks at Nana
have a snack (the punch bowl will be present!)
meet other vintage-lovers like yourself!

Check out images from our first Shop & Social

Wear your favorite vintage pieces, or come as you are from work or class. All are welcome!


BES pop up shop


Hillyer Swap Shop March 2012


Quarter Life


Modern Vintage

An evening of vintage appreciation

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



3068 Mount Pleasant Street, NW

It’s time for DC’s vintage-lovers to come together.
Join Quarter Life for a social with your fellow nostalgics.

+Wear your favorite vintage pieces
+Have your photo taken for our “vintage appreciation” album
+Preview Quarter Life‘s favorite vintage looks for spring
+Snack, shop, and socialize!





Vintage halloween costume sale


September pop-up shop


Nana Popup Shop August


Quarter Life vintage pop-up shop at Source



DC Sip and Swap with the Swapaholics___

June pop-up at Nana


Sip and Stitch

Via DC Threads:  Join DC Threads for an evening of VINTAGE FASHION, sewing chat and wine! On Wednesday, May 4th from 6:30-8:30 (at the Bits of Threads Sewing Studio) DC Threads will offer an insider’s look into the world of DC vintage fashion as well as offer tips about how to “refab” vintage finds. The gals at Ginger Root (Kristen, Erin and Nora), Lisa Rowan (of vintage blog fame – Quarter Life), and Shannan Fales (Junction Vintage and Resale Boutique ) will join us to share tips about how to “approach” a vintage store – what to look for, how not to get overwhelmed – and to demonstrate how to take a vintage or consignment find and “revamp” it into a fabulous garment! This is a truly unique opportunity to hear from DC’s most talented vintage fashionistas!!

Here we are at the event!

Read more about the discussion at the DC Threads site.


April pop-up

Many thanks to everyone who shopped my first pop-up!  Future Nana pop-up shops will be announced soon.


National Swap Day

With a little encouragement by The Swapaholics, I organized a swap for the first-ever National Swap Day. Nana had just moved out of its U St. location and was taking a few months off before reopening in Mt. Pleasant. Open space = swap space, so we crammed in 100 women on a bitter cold Saturday in January. Friends of Nana and Quarter Life made the day a success by volunteering their time.


Fancy Little Things

Fancy Little Things (QL’s First Swap Ever) was a fall fashion swap organized in September 2010 by Quarter Life, The Jobsessed, and Sisarina, and hosted at Sisarina HQ in Bethesda. We had two dozen attendees, more clothing than we could handle, and were able to make a donation—cash and clothing!— to New Endeavors by Women.

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