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Poshmark City Guide: Washington, D.C.

Local Poshers know how to pledge allegiance to their city and we can see why.

FAVORITE LOCAL BOUTIQUES

Get yourself a souvenir from the nation’s capital:

  • Willow (843 Upshur Street Northwest)
    Located in the heart of Washington DC, Willow is your one-stop shop for unique gifts, clothing pieces, or accessories.
  • Violet (1924 8th St. Northwest)
    Opened in 2011, Violet has continued to help the women of D.C. find their personal style and on-trend looks.
  • relish (3312 Cady’s Alley Northwest)
    If you’re feeling like treating yourself, head to the luxury boutique, relish, featuring designers such as Dries van Noten, Aspesi, Calvin Klein, and more.  
  • Made in DC (Multiple Locations)
    If you want items made right in DC, this is the store for you! This store showcases local and talented DC designers, artists, and makers. 

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS

Coffee + pastries. Name a better duo.

  • Compass Coffee (1351 Wisconsin Ave NW)
    “A locally owned coffee brewery that’s nitro cold-brew is not to be missed. Airy and spacious inside, you can stay awhile or take your caffeine to go. Boasting eight locations across the city, it’s a must stop shop before jumping back into go-mode,”says @kateegreene.
  • The Royal (501 Florida Ave NW)
    Talk a walk on the historic U Street, “the heart of DC culture both past and present.” Once you’re done, pull yourself a chair and order a cortado and guava pastry to relax!  
  • La Colombe Coffee (924 N St NW)
    La Colombe was founded on the premise, “America Deserves Better Coffee.” With that, founders Todd Carmichael and JP Iberti worked together to bring “an elevated coffee experience.”

Honorable Mentions: Tryst, Swings Coffee, Peregrine Espresso


MEETING UP WITH PFFs

Grab your PFFs and gear up for a night out!

  • Capo Italian Deli (715 Florida Ave NW)
    On the outside, it looks completely inconspicuous. Don’t be deceived by the deli shop storefront. Once you’re done there, you may want to check out the speakeasy downstairs!
  • The LINE DC (1770 Euclid St NW)
    “Housed inside a 110-year-old beautifully restored church transformed into a gorgeous and highly social hotel that is also pup-friendly! A product of a vibrant community effort by local chefs, bartenders, artists, and designers, this richly rounded hotel is more than meets the eye. List all day from the lounge, where you will likely spot local influencers moving in and out of its main doors before stretching your legs and then moving on to lunch (bellinis included!) with your PFF,” says @kateegreene.
  • Union Market (1309 5th St NE)
    What’s better than eating great food and supporting small businesses? This open warehouse has been completely transformed into a place where you can literally spend your entire day. Pace yourself on the delicious food!  

Honorable Mentions: The Park at 14th, Blackwall Hitch, Virtue Feed & Grain, Old Ebbit Grill, The Turn House, Clyde’s, The Gibson, Denson Liquor Bar, Busboys and Poets


MUST TRY RESTAURANTS

So many restaurants to choose from, so little time!

  • Haikan (805 V St NW)
    The best RAMEN! There are lots of ramen options all over the city, but Haikan is definitely my favorite because the atmosphere is hip, drinks are great, and the ramen is the most authentic!” says @phantombae.
  • Ben’s Chilli Bowl (Multiple locations)
    Several Poshers gave this restaurant a special mention. We love a city staple and this one is it! Ben’s stood through all historic moments taken place in Washington D.C. It’s a wonder what this place has seen!
  • Le Diplomate (1601 14th St NW)
    A nod to French cafes with delicious French classics at an affordable price point.
  • Maketto (1351 H St NE)
    “Quite possibly, the coolest restaurant and hang-out in the city. This communal marketplace focused on menswear (think the Men’s and the new Kicks Market on Poshmark) and featuring a modern/minimal attitude is co-located with one of the tastiest dim-sum restaurants in the city,” says @kateegreene.

Honorable Mentions: Ben’s Chili Bowl, Founding Farmer’s, Royal Taj, Sushi Sono, Del Ray Cafe, Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, Ambar, Timber Pizza Company, Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant, Iron Gate, TigerFork


LOVE FOR THE DC

  • “The nation’s capital! Home to the president, Congress, and all major political decisions in the country. DC is fast-moving with a highly transient population. The DC vibe is very business-oriented. Here, we work hard and party harder.” – @phantombae

  • “DC is known for politics globally, however, DC has a vibrant culture and rhythm outside of politics. From Go-go to the arts to independent brands to quality free museums and history, D.C. is an awesome city with so much soul.” – @clrdgrlshffl

  • “Old Town [has an amazing] casual vibe but with lots of hidden gems as well as regular haunts too. Then you have Del Ray with its equally cool spots and the ever famous Stomping Ground! And history! Can we talk about the Masonic Temple, the Free Trolley rides the length of King Street and a ghost tour? C’mon now!” – @cloeseditrerun

  • “When most people think of DC, they think of the government and politics. It’s true those are two major aspects of DC, but there’s also a whole other world within DC that has nothing to do with what you see on the national news. There’s an incredible sense of community within the neighborhoods, fantastic local businesses (especially food!), and great people. If you visit, venture beyond the National Mall and explore some of the residential areas – there’s some amazing food to be found!” – @carpediemstyle

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BRB, making a checklist of what we’ll need to pack:

  • An umbrella
  • Prepare for the beach (swimsuit is a must)
  • A metro guide
  • Blotting papers (the humidity is killer!)
  • Belt bag for a hands-free experience

Thank you to @phantombae, @4_u_head2_toe, @hildaarchstar, @clrdgrlshffl, @closeditrerun, @carpediemstyle, @coffeerocknta2s, and @kateegreene  for contributing to the Washington, D.C. Guide.

Poshmark City Guide: Chicago, IL

Not only is this city known for its delicious food but local Poshers dished about all the other hidden gems to check out.

FAVORITE LOCAL BOUTIQUES

First things first, shopping!

  • Cinnamon Boutique (2104 W Roscoe St)
    “Cinnamon has been open for more than 10 years and is run by a local mom who does a wonderful job giving back to our community. Cinnamon has a beautifully curated mix of casual yet stylish clothes, workwear, evening wear, and even beachwear! I love that I can walk down the street and get anything I might need” – @anneray405
  • Bottomline Boutique (2208 W Chicago Ave)
    “The proceeds of this shop go to support a nonprofit called Bridge to Success that enhances employment opportunities for at-risk, low-income, no-income men, women, and young adults,” says @anneworth522015. Grab your Marc Jacobs, Prada, and YSL items here!
  • Squasht Boutique (2556 W Chicago Ave)
    If you’re all about shopping local, this is your go-to! All the items sold are 100% locally handmade. What better way to find something unique while supporting the local community?

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS

Fuel up before taking on the city.

  • Hero Coffee Bar (Multiple locations)
    Grab your drink and ‘gram it too. These coffee spots are small but mighty with the menu featuring a greek yogurt “salad bar.” One Posher can’t wait to try their new bourbon barrel-aged coffee. Yum!
  • Intelligentsia Coffee (Multiple locations)
    Intelligentsia may be seen around the country but there’s no place like home. It’s deemed as a “Chicago classic,” so take a sip of history.
  • Caffe Streets (1750 W Division St)
    Whether you come for the coffee or the aesthetic, Caffe Streets has it all. This is a perfect spot to turn into your workplace for the day. “The coffee tastes so smooth and delightful, and they’re serious about it, offering pour over, drip, lattes, and clearly communicating the origins of their products,” says @anneworth522015.

Honorable Mentions: The Wormhole Coffee, Ipsento 606


MEETING UP WITH PFFs

Chicago has some of the best places to meet up with your PFFs!

  • Three Dots & a Dash (435 N Clark St)
    This place was deemed “one of The World’s 50 Best Bars by Drinks International” so you know they HAVE to be good! We’re sold.
  • Kaiser Tiger (1415 W Randolph St)
    The back outdoor patio is calling you and your PFFs names to talk all things Posh. Fun fact: During winter, the entire patio is transformed to a place for everyone to brush up their Curling skills.
  • The Darling (905 W Randolph St)
    This place is quite literally, darling. Head here if you’re feeling a bit fancy. Pinkies up!
  • Punch Bowl Social (410 N Greet St)
    Keep things light in this fun, game center. Grab a drink and play video games, go bowling, have a fun meal with your PFFs in a place with great vibes.

Honorable Mentions: Pops for Champagne, The Northman, City Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk, Sugar Factory, The Map Room, AceBounce, Federales, Soho House Chicago, Goose Island Brewhouse, Rainbow Lounge


MUST TRY RESTAURANTS

Chicago does not disappoint when it comes to food!

  • Bellemore (564 W Randolph St)  
    This place does not lack in food or decor. The food alone will be having you asking for more! Bellemore food is classified as “Artistic American” featuring a menu fit for all tastebuds.
  • Pequod’s Pizzeria (2207 N Clybourn Ave)
    Chicago is known for its deep dish. Several Poshers swear you MUST try this local favorite. “Their caramelized cheese crust is everything!” says @trendyende.
  • Giant (3209 W Armitage Ave)
    Opposite of its name, this restaurant is NOT giant so book your reservations in advance. “Your tastebuds will thank you,” says @anneworth522015.
  • Giordano’s (Multiple locations)
    Another local Posher favorite! Reserve your spot early and get ready for a wait, but don’t worry. It’s worth it! Each deep dish takes approximately 1 hour to finish. You’ll be ready to dive in right away! 

Honorable Mentions: Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company,  Dimo’s Pizza, Kaufman’s, Kuma’s Corner,  The Purple Pig, Dick’s Last Resort, Au Cheval, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, Legend Tasty House, Flo, RM Champagne Room, Ēma  


MUCH LOVE FOR THE WINDY CITY

  • “Chicago is authentic and fun. Chicago may be the largest city in the Midwest, but it’s home to the nicest people. Chicagoans are very friendly!” – @trendyende
  • “Chicago, often referred to as the Windy City, is known for its architecture, sports teams, and deep dish pizza.  It has a friendly Midwestern vibe, with all the amenities of a big, bustling city. You can spend the day on the beaches of Lake Michigan, explore the history, art, and science at one of the many museums, or shop the day away on the Magnificent Mile.” – @anneray405
  • “We’re friendlier than most cites (at least I think so!!) We love our sports!!  LET’S GO HAWKS!! Go Cubs Go! Da Bears!” – @rockcandystyle
  • “The Windy City is iconic all around the world for so many reasons! Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Sears (Willis) Tower, the historic theaters and architecture, and Wrigley Field Home of the CHICAGO CUBS! Everything you want to do can be done in this beautiful city. It is modern, it is cool, it is hip, and there is something for everyone in this city.” – @valeriemae28
  • “My city is full of great museums and architectures with variety of food. We are a vibrant city with so much to do from riding a bike on the lakefront to having a drink while playing ping pong, pool or bowling to hitting the town for some live music and dancing.” – @alena821
  • “Chicago is a multifaceted city known for sports teams, hot dogs without ketchup, good music and amazing restaurants. I truly believe that Chicago offers options for whatever hobby or interest you may have. Try Googling it to prove me wrong. You may have to go off the beaten path to find that record shop, a Peruvian restaurant, comic store, or 4 am bar that plays Prince and Bowie videos, but it’s out there, waiting for you to find it. My personal favorite part of Chicago is the food. I believe Chicago has the best restaurants in the U.S. Explore Eater Chicago for restaurants that suit your style.” – @anneworth522015
  • “Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. You can go 6 blocks in any direction and be in a totally different environment. If you are a newcomer, don’t be afraid to venture out of downtown. Pick a few key train stops, and get out and walk around nearby. You’ll get so many different experiences and not have to worry about navigating too much.” – @nina_in_the_chi

THE ESSENTIALS

Suitcase must-haves:

  • Bring a jacket or two (You never know what the weather is going to be like.)
  • A good pair of shoes for dancing!
  • A windbreaker
  • Cash (“Believe it or not but even in 2019 but a lot of the best Chicago hangouts are cash only still. Most have an ATM inside in case you forget. The Boiler Room gives you a free shot of Jameson to make up for the ATM fees!” says @nina_in_the_chi)

Thank you to @trendyende, @anneray405, @clothesliveon, @rockcandystyle, @valeriemae28, @alena821, @nina_in_the_chi, and @anneworth522015 for contributing to the Chicago Posh City Guide.

#PoshMomsRock: Running a Business on Poshmark as a New Mom

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How will I keep up with my business after my son is born? Will I be able to manage it all on my own while keeping a small human (and myself) alive? Will there be enough coffee in the world to support me? Will I be a good mom if some of my attention is divided between Poshmark and cuddling my new baby?

All of those are the questions that I asked myself often throughout my pregnancy with my son, Finn, who is now almost three months old. Some days, I still ask myself these questions while changing diapers, listening to baby coos, listing on Poshmark and feeling like Wonder Woman while chugging coffee. As the days, weeks, and months of his life go by I have realized just how capable I am of all of those things. Plus more!

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When I started selling on Poshmark in June of 2016, it started out as a hobby. I was working at my 9-5 desk job and was going to the thrift store and buying clothes to sell as a side income. I quickly discovered the thrill of buying and selling and bringing in money to the point of questioning my desk job and whether I could quit and sell full time. My husband and I knew we wanted to have a baby but knew daycare wasn’t something that was easily affordable. We decided if I jump-started my business and had it well established within a year then I could work from home with a baby and we wouldn’t have to cover daycare (and I could work and cuddle, win win.). For the next few months, I set pretty big goals for myself and was able to meet them with a lot of effort and determination. Fast forward to September 2017, I quit my desk job to sell on Poshmark, full-time.

Now, nearly two years later, I have no regrets on my decision to take a risk and quit my job to venture into the entrepreneurial world. Before our son had arrived, I did my best to set myself up for success. I worked long hours to establish the organization my business so desperately needed. I went to local thrift stores and consignment shops and stocked up on all the new arrivals. And my husband helped me tremendously so that I wouldn’t be stressed trying to juggle everything while caring for a newborn. When the time came, and so did Finn (3 weeks early) I’m not afraid to say I wasn’t prepared in the slightest and if you’re a mom, you know that those first few weeks are HARD.

There were a few things that I did, reminded myself of and was reminded of my fellow PFFs who have been in my shoes before. These five tips could apply to anyone who’s having a hard time, someone who is feeling pressure or that what they’re doing isn’t “enough,” someone who is pregnant and trying to balance everything, a new mom who is trying to manage or a seasoned mom who just needs a little reminder!

  1. Give yourself SO much grace. I never truly knew what this meant until motherhood. Don’t beat yourself up if your reality doesn’t meet up to your expectations. More than likely, you are doing better than you think and soon enough, things WILL get better! Hang in there, know you’re doing a great job and keep on keeping on.
  2. Set a realistic list of goals to complete daily. I use the app “Wunderlist,” and it works wonders for me. Don’t get disappointed if you can’t check off all the goals you made for the day. Add them to the next day’s goals list and keep working at it!
  3. Organize and stay organized. When it came to my inventory of items that I had listed in my Poshmark closet, I had them in a few different places. None of which made sense for them to be. Once I was able to get everything organized, and in its place, that gave me more time to do other things and less time looking for something that was misplaced. This doesn’t just have to apply to inventory. That can apply to anything in life really. 
  4. Time management skills. I knew I was awful at managing my time, but I never knew how bad I really was at it. Having my son around has really kicked me into gear and has taught me that I need to make use of my time wisely. Holding myself accountable has been key. I set daily alarms for myself so that I stay on track and complete the things that need to be completed in a timely manner. I work as a Virtual Assistant in addition to running my Poshmark closet and writing down the time I get something done and setting an alarm for the next task really helps to keep me on track.
  5. Find a great support system and lean on them when necessary. I have met many great friends through the Poshmark-Instagram community. Some are moms, some aren’t but all care so much about me and my success both in my business and as a new mother. I have a few PFFs on speed dial who I can reach out to for advice, who I can vent to and who reassures me when I need reassurance in any aspect of my life. In the past year or so, I have learned that having a community of people who you have things in common with and who you can talk to frequently makes a world of difference.

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I hope those few tips can be applied in your life and help as much as they have helped in mine! Ultimately, I am so grateful for the past few years and for what Poshmark has provided for my family. If you had told me a few years ago that I would be selling used clothing on an app for a living to support my family, I would’ve laughed and thought you had lost your mind!  Little did I know, this app changed my life. It has brought me some pretty amazing friends that I met either online or at PoshFest. Poshmark has brought me great opportunities that I otherwise wouldn’t have found. Such as working from home and getting to cuddle my baby while doing it and also the opportunity of being able to support my family from a business that I built from the bottom up. I’m so proud of how far I have come and also who I have become since being introduced to Poshmark in June of 2016.

At the beginning of this post, if you remember. I had mentioned that I ask myself a few questions. More specifically this one:Will I be a good mom if some of my attention is divided between Poshmark and cuddling my new baby?

This is something I ask myself often. But, time and time again I prove to myself that I am not only a good mom. I’m an amazing mom. I love my son with all my heart. He watches and someday will understand just how hard I work for him so that I can help provide for our family. I’ll teach him how to pour his heart into something he’s passionate about and not to look back. Not even when someone doubts what he’s capable of.

It’s easier to be hard on yourself than it is to be kind. But sometimes, kindness is all you need and everything you deserve. I’ll end my little post at this. In the comments below, tell me what is something you’re proud of yourself for? What is something that you’ve achieved that you never imagined you’d be capable of achieving? This can be in life, parenting, work, etc. Thank you for taking time out of your day to swing by and read about my experience of adjusting to life as a new mom while also being a business owner. Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!

Sarah Heitkemper

Closet: @trendsetchic
Instagram: @trendsetchic

The Heigls’ Pop-Up is Here

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You walked down the aisle with her in 27 Dresses, you saved lives with her in Grey’s Anatomy, and now you get to celebrate Mother’s Day with her on Poshmark! Katherine Heigl’s pop-up closet is officially LIVE. Shop now to score items worn by the actress and her mom, Nancy.

From Valentino to J.Crew, this mother-daughter duo’s wardrobe is packed with trendy items. Snatch star-studded looks at unbeatable prices—before they’re gone!

The best part? Katherine and Nancy are donating all of their proceeds to the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, their non-profit dedicated to animal welfare and advocacy.

So what are you waiting for? This pop-up won’t last long!

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April Posh N Sip Recap

Our Posh N Sip hosts were busy bees this month cultivating #PoshLove within their community! Huge shoutout to @makersgirl78, @merfnyc and @penelopejean for hosting their 2nd Milestone Posh N Sips for this year. We are also celebrating @lavenderfields7 @mimisdbest, @jill555, @msdiamondeyes, @shopncloset, @mizfabulousity, @bellanblue and @cynthaaa for completing their 3rd Posh N Sip Milestones! Finally, hats off to our 4th Milestone hosts @bsociale and @fashionista21!

Check out the photos from this month’s Posh N Sips below:

 

 

These Poshers are spreading the word about Poshmark while earning referral credits, becoming Poshmark influencers, and, of course, exclusive Posh swag–including a special host thank you gift!

Interested in hosting your own Posh N Sip? Reach out to us at hosting@poshmark.com to see how we can help promote your get together!

PAST POSH N SIPS!

#PoshMomsRock: Balancing Poshmark and Motherhood: Find What Works Best for You

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Hi! I am Bel, a mother of two with another little bun in the oven and I am proud to say that I am a Posh Mom! My journey has been incredible and I am truly blessed in calling myself such!

I started back in 2015 and little did I know that one woman’s disappointment (who wouldn’t be at the sight of some gorgeous new Kurt Geiger Heels, but just 3 sizes bigger) was another woman’s treasure. I sold a little here and there out of my own closet and somehow I snowballed to selling boutique shoes. I was able to get amazing deals and make some profit. All the income I generated through Poshmark was a nice little side chunk for bills and extra spending money, as I was able to contribute about $1000 monthly to my household. I must add, that once I took my time to LEARN AND STUDY Poshmark back in March of 2018 by God’s grace, I began bringing in about $5000 monthly with my boutique items!

Unfortunately, November 2018 was a life-changing month for me. Due to an unfortunate, but not out of God’s hands, event, I became a single mother. God has truly blessed me and my children through Poshmark!

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It has become my sole source of income and I am so blessed to be able to work from home at my own pace. Being pregnant and a homeschooling mom is no easy task. Poshmark has allowed me to continue homeschooling and to be the sole caretaker of my children through this dark season of our life. God has been so gracious to provide just what we need through Posh. My kids need their mother, and I need them, all the while being the breadwinner. Sure, there are days when sales slow down, so I must work a little harder and think strategically as to what can increase my sales. I also have days that sales just roll in and I can relax a little bit more and enjoy the scenery. I call myself a #PoshBoss because that’s what I am! I am my own boss, I make my own hours, and rules. HOW AMAZING IS THAT? Juggling kids and a business is hard, but doable with Poshmark. Also, my kids have learned a lot about business and help out with packaging, sticking on labels, and dropping off orders at the post office. Poshmark has allowed us to grow closer as we all work together on this journey.

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Most mornings consist of me and my 5-year-old preparing orders while taking breaks from his school work. I then have them ready for drop-off after picking up my eldest from school. Then, she makes the run into the post office and drops them off. I’m always available to answer my buyer’s questions, accept offers, counters, basically manage my business and I’m also always available to my kids. I have no set hours, as that would just add stress for me, so I do what works for my family and me. That’s the beauty of having your own business. And trust me, it beats leaving my kids behind to go work for someone else for hours on end.

As moms, we also strive to provide the best for our kids and be frugal about it! I have found some amazing deals on Posh, like maternity clothing, and it’s a blessing to know that I am purchasing from another mom who is also providing for her children. It’s a win-win situation. #SupportMommyBusinesses.

To end, I’d like to honor my mother Ana (closet: @bettysa), on this special day. Without her, my Poshmark journey since pregnancy would have been impossible. Having a high-risk pregnancy, my mother has made sure to help me pack when I have too many orders and loads them up in the car for me daily (about 30 or more every Monday). She accompanies me when I go sourcing for new shoe styles for my closet and helps me unload and carry cases of merchandise up my stairs. All the while sacrificing her own Posh time to come help me instead. A mother and her love, what a blessed creation! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom and happy Mother’s Day to all the Posh Moms. May God bless your families and Posh journey!

Closet: @belsattic1
Instagram: @ring_little_bel