Our previous post for Arlington Stylebook focused on how thankful we are for all of you reading our posts and supporting our small business in so many ways. Now that it is two days until Christmas, and soon it will be a new year, it seems appropriate to reflect on this past year.
While we are all likely glad to say goodbye and good riddance to 2020, in many ways, it was a good year for Agents In Style. Due to COVID, we had to shut our doors for a few weeks — this pushed me to take our website to an e-commerce platform. While we tweak the site almost daily, its creation has given us an additional outreach and enabled those who aren’t local to take advantage of our amazing merchandise and prices. From Santa Monica to Nantucket, we’ve been able to ship dresses, bags, shoes, and twilly scarves to our great clients.
We are located on the Historic 23rd Street Restaurant Row, and the shutdowns and restrictions that have drastically curtailed our neighboring restaurants has had a dramatic effect on our business as well. We also said goodbye to a few neighboring businesses on the street.
Losses and challenges always create opportunities for growth, and we are fortunate to have expanded our online presence and joined Arlington Stylebook – and we have enjoyed the connection with you, dear reader, and with the other business owners. Print and online ads have become a regular feature of our business practices. We continue to be able to donate thousands of dollars in clothing to local charities that support women, and we support organizations like our local high school sports teams and Saving Promise with cash donations.
One of the hardest changes this year was losing our ability to host group events — we had regularly hosted groups, styling info sessions, girls’ nights out, and private events. We miss the bubbly conversation and serving bubbly! These events, along with our Sunday champagne shopping sessions will hopefully return soon. We have luckily been able to continue our private styling events, but we miss the hugs at the end!
With you, we look forward to a few days of peace and harmony and hope to celebrate wildly (albeit in a very small group) the beginning of 2021. In the meantime, please consider us for last-minute gifts for yourself or others. We have amazing designer and luxury goods like this sweet Prada bag and new items like this Ellison lounge set. Supporting small businesses like ours is a great way to give back and also obtain one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones. We have wonderful small items as well as gift cards for merchandise or styling sessions.
All the best to you and yours,
Rhoda at Agents In Style
Agents In Style is a women’s boutique offering consignment and new designer clothing and accessories. We offer our clients styling services, including closet audits, event styling, and more. Agents In Style receives consignments from our community and styling clients, as well as from agents in design houses, ensuring we have the latest and often newest luxury goods. We also carry new clothing from small women-owned companies. Agents In Style is an inclusive environment, styling women of all ages and different stages of life. We offer high-end clothing in sizes 0-3X, accessories, and jewelry from local women designers.
576 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22202