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

THE ESSENTIALSIcons_Insta Spots 

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.

Poshmark City Guide: Nashville, TN

Nashville, Tennessee may be known as Music City but there’s so much more to it. Go for the music, stay for the atmosphere.

FAVORITE LOCAL BOUTIQUESIcons_Shopping

What’s going to a new city without exploring the shopping it has to offer?

  • Ever Alice (2209 Bandywood Drive Suite G)
    “They are ALWAYS on trend, they are in a great location, they’re a small business and I love supporting our local small businesses. Not to mention, everyone who works there is so sweet,” says @Koris_kloset1.
  • Draper James (2608 12th Avenue, South Nashville)
    Everything Reese Witherspoon touches turns to gold and has that southern charm. Leave it to Reese to bring you contemporary yet timeless southern pieces to fit into your lifestyle.
  • Habit (2209 Bandywood Dr. Ste H)
    This small but mighty clothing boutique might be just the place to find those pieces you didn’t know you needed… until now!

Honorable mentions: Ramona & Co, Grace Works


FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPSIcons_Coffee

Grab a cup of Joe on the go.

  • Milk & Honey (214 11th Ave S)
    Protip: Get here early, but trust us, it’s worth it! A little birdy told us the homemade pop tarts are the best.
  • Fido (1812 21st Ave S)
    Popular with the locals, Fido provides you with all the organic and local foods your heart desires. Don’t skip the dessert selection either!
  • Crema (15 Hermitage Ave)
    “This local coffee shop is right near downtown and has a great espresso selection with a small bites menu. I love coming here for quick meetings because it’s close to everything!” says @closettheory.

Honorable Mentions: Cafe Roze, Frothy Monkey, Bongo Java, Red Bicycle


Icons_CocktailsMEETING UP WITH PFFs

Dust your boots off and grab a few drinks with your PFFs.

  • Pinewood Social (33 Peabody St)
    Grab a drink, dine in with your PFFs, and end the night with a friendly game of bowling at the Pinewood Social!
  • L.A. Jackson (401 11th Ave S)
    “When I meet up with real-life bestie and PFF @bettyjax we will visit L.A. Jackson for the amazing vibe!” says @nashvilledeals.
  • Old Glory (1200 Villa Pl Ste 103)
    If you’re into hidden speakeasy-like bars, Old Glory is the spot for you! Previously an old boiler room transformed into a swanky little bar, this is a must-see for some great drinks.

Honorable Mentions: Rare Bird, Bar Louie, Granite City, J Alexanders, Pinewood Social, Patterson House, Urban Cowboy, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge


MUST TRY RESTAURANTSIcons_Food

Music? Check. Food? Check!

  • Bourbon Steak Nashville (201 8th Ave S)
    Feeling fancy and want to treat yourself? Head here. Not only will you get an incredible view of Nashville, you’ll get your money’s worth with their delicious menu!
  • Rolf and Daughters (700 Taylor St)
    “Rolf and Daughters is my favorite restaurant in Nashville: incredible pasta with an intimate vibe —it’s gathered many accolades since it opened. Best to go with a group of PFFs so you can share and try a number of things!” says @libbyh86.
  • Butcher & Bee (902 Main St)
    This tapas-style restaurant is perfect for a night out with your friends & family. Safe bet on ordering the entire menu here.

Honorable Mentions: J. Gumbo’s, Amerigo Italian Restaurant, Sunda, Taco Mamacita, Kayne Prime, Virago, Adele’s, Nomzilla, Rose Pepper, Nama, Tansau, Stoney River, Tim Roof, Whiskey Kitchen, Jeff Ruby’s, Kitchen Notes, Butcher & Bee, Husk, Loveless Cafe, Pancake Pantry, Restoration Hardware’s Cafe


Icons_NashvilleSPREADING THE SOUTHERN LOVE

  • “Nashville is always known for its country music. But, it also has areas with great hiking as well as parks with many activities throughout the year.” – @bbumsun

  • “Most people know that Nashville is music city, or better yet, country music city. We may also be known for our killer hockey team the Predators and our not so awesome, Titans NFL team. Regardless, Nashville is so much fun and there is always something to do. Nashville has been my home since birth and I really can’t imagine living anywhere else. Everyone is friendly, you can’t ever say you’re bored here, and not to mention, we have some great history here. Nashville will always have my heart.” – @koris_kloset1

  • “Nashville is more than just country music! It’s full of trendy shops, delicious restaurants, and plenty of Instagram-worthy photo ops.” – @alison102390

  • “Nashville is home to live music and sunshine! We take care of each other and always greet strangers with a smile. Nashville is vibrant, energized, and full of life.” –  @nashvilledeals

  • “Live music every night and plenty of things to do both day and night.” – @britthutch5

  • “Nashville is Music City! If you love live music, warm weather, and friendly people then this is the city for you! Nashville is home to some of the best local restaurants and country music talent, all brought together with classic hometown hospitality. Not to mention, the great shopping!” – @closettheory

  • “Nashville is, of course, Music City. The music industry here is vibrant and you can find live music in nearly every part of town, which is such a treat. At its core, Nashville is a welcoming and fairly laid back Southern city (complete with fried food and “bless your heart”), but it’s growing significantly and attracting people from all over the country who are bringing more, and different kinds of culture. I’m excited to see how it continues to evolve!” – @libbyh86


THE ESSENTIALSIcons_Insta Spots

  • Energy to walk and take in the sights and seasons.
  • A camera! You never know who you might see downtown.
  • Comfortable shoes for city and Greenway walks.
  • A good purse to keep all of your essentials on hand.
  • Great appetite for all of the delicious local places to ntry.
  • A hair-tie. It gets humid, y’all!
  • Bring your cowboy boots and your singing voice! Broadway is full of honky-tonk bars where you can show off both!

Thank you to @bbumsun, @koris_kloset1, @alison102390, @nashvilledeals, @britthutch5, @ljsoswpf, @kaleed3, @closettheory, and @libbyh86 for contributing to the Nashville Guide.

 

Poshmark City Guide: San Diego, CA

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Need a place that doesn’t lack sun or fun? Head to San Diego! Local Poshers raved about their city in this guide and we can see why.

FAVORITE LOCAL BOUTIQUESIcons_Shopping

Treat yourself with some sunshine and novelty gifts to take home.

  • Pigment (North Park – 3801 30th St)
    This place is your go-to for plants and home decor. Poshers mentioned, “they have great colors and lots of Instagrammable moments inside and out” and note Pigment is the “perfect place for gifts for others and a little gift for yourself.”
  • Current Collective (5032 Niagara Ave)
    Take a break from the beach and head to Current Collective. “This is a true, authentic collection of local and small vendors for art, home decor, gifts, jewelry, and clothing. They feature pop up shops and local artists, and the decor and lighting in here is just pristine,” says @jennarelyn.
  • The Fabulous Rag Boutique (845 Grant Ave)
    Have a special occasion coming up? Be sure to check this place out. The staff there are happy to help you put looks together and make recommendations when needed.
  • Wysh (300 Carlsbad Village Dr. Ste 117)
    Located in downtown Carlsbad, this shop has everything you need for your closet and perfect for little trinkets to decorate your desk.

Honorable mentions: Liberty Station Public Market, Graffiti Beach Boutique, and Be Boutique.


Icons_CoffeeFAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS

Skip Starbucks and head to one of these local coffee shops.

    • Better Buzz Coffee (801 University Ave)
      If you’ve ever wanted to experience the “Best Drink Ever,” Better Buzz Coffee has it. “It’s literally the BEST DRINK EVER!” says @mimisdbest.
    • Bird Rock Coffee (Multiple locations)
      Take a seat inside this small coffee shop and enjoy some music from local artists. No need to go alone either, this place is a perfect spot to bring your furry friends too.
    • Holy Matcha (3118 University Ave)
      This is an Instagrammer’s dream. Order the matcha and stay to take the perfect Instagram photo.
    • Lofty Coffee Little Italy Cafe and Bakery (444 W Cedar St)
      Loft is for serious coffee drinks. Made from locally sourced beans, this place will impress every coffee aficionado you know.
    • Dark Horse Coffee (Multiple locations)
      Sounds like Poshers are divided between Better Buzz and Dark Horse. While we can’t make the choice, people say the vegan donuts at Dark Horse are worth checking out!

Honorable Mentions: Communal Coffee, Twiggs, Duet Coffee, Industrial Grind Coffee, Bing Haus.


MEETING UP WITH PFFsIcons_Cocktails

After a long day of sharing and listing, here are some places to unwind with your PFFs.

  • Kindred (1503 30th St)
    Named as one of the hottest spots in town by a local Posher, Kindred is the spot to grab a cocktail and chat with some friends before a night out!
  • Herringbone (7837 Herschel Ave)
    Great happy hour? Check. Live music? Check. A friendly atmosphere? Yes! Grab a seat and order yourself a plate of oysters to share.
  • JRDN restaurant (Located in Tower23 Hotel – 723 Felspar St)
    If sunsets by the water are your thing, this is the place for you. Make sure to request a seat outside!
  • One Door North (3422 30th St)
    One Door North brings nature to you. Take a seat underneath a tent and enjoy the company of your fellow campers. No bug spray required.
  • Polite Provisions (4696 30th St)
    Making cocktails is an art form and Polite Provisions knows what’s up. You’re sure to find something unique. They even provide cocktail classes for anyone who wants to learn! “It reminds me of a bar you would find in London – it has a very interesting and refreshing vibe to it,” says @erinerniecha.

Honorable Mentions: Jayne’s, Biergarden of Encinitas, Lumberyard Tavern, Cutwater Spirits, Mister A’s, Urban Solace, and Blind Lady Ale (get the Bianca Al Prociutto).


Icons_FoodMUST TRY RESTAURANTS

Where do we even begin? San Diego is filled with so much good food. Be ready to arrive with a huge appetite!

  • George’s at the Cove (1250 Prospect St in La Jolla)
    “George’s has amazing service wonderful food and the views cannot be beaten. It has been renovated and is really a great area to visit. You can walk down to the beach and see the sea lions on the beach before or after dinner,” says @nazer95. Dinner and a show? Count us in.
  • The Great Maple (1451 Washington St)
    This modern American eatery gives you comfort food with a twist. Once you’re done, don’t forget to order the maple bacon doughnut. They’re fresh and made to order, YUM.
  • BO-beau kitchen + bar (4996 W Point Loma Blvd)
    “Definitely a date night spot, but who says you can’t have a date night with a girlfriend? It’s a French cuisine and KNOWN for the brussels sprouts. Trust me, there is nothing like them. A full or a half order you ask? Order the full and thank me later,” says @jennarelyn.
  • Cowboy Star (640 10th Ave)
    This one is for the meat lovers. “They have a wagyu strip steak that is not expensive and I’d be willing to trade my boyfriend in for that steak,” @haute2wear. (LOL!)
  • Plant Power Fast Food (Multiple locations)
    A fast food spot made entirely without the use of animal products, GMOs, or artificial ingredients? Wow. “They have a vegan Big Mac and vegan animal style In-and-Out fries. They also use compostable serving materials, so you can eat junk food virtually guilt-free!” say @erinerniecha.
  • SALUD (2196 Logan Ave)
    “San Diego has the best Mexican food and this place is one of my favorites. They have a great selection of tacos and sides. The restaurant also has beautiful Mexican-American art,” says @chellelibra.
  • Menya Ultra Ramen (9119 Clairemont Mesa Blvd)
    We can’t pass up  a good ramen place, even in sunny SoCal! “Everyone has their preferences but Menya Ultra is by far the best ramen spot in San Diego! You’ll have to get there quickly though! Lines will start forming before it even opens and wait times will go up to over an hour on busy days! I think that goes to show just how good it really is,” says @everlynnk.

Honorable Mentions: Little Italy Food Hall, Tocaya Organica, Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill, Buono Forchetta, Tomcats, Hodad’s , Sugar and Scribe Bakery, Board & Brew, Hash House, Pomegranate, Searsucker, Cafe Graditude, Pizza Port.  


WHAT MAKES SAN DIEGO SPECIAL?Icons_California

  • “San Diego is an amazing town filled with life, love & fun. The weather is amazing 360 days of the year. Our beaches are beautiful and our Mexican food is AMAZING!” – @mimisdbest
  • “I will be biased with my response but San Diego is home to 5 military bases and my fave is the Naval Base Coronado where my husband is stationed at. San Diego is home to 60% of the ships in the fleet of US Navy and the Marine Corps and  widely known as ‘America’s Finest City.’” – @hazelmarie06
  • “We’re basically living the dream! We’re known for our sunshine, beaches, tacos, babes, outdoor activities and so much more!” – @cageyscloset
  • “San Diego County is known for its amazing weather and friendly people! It is an absolutely gorgeous place filled with a variety of things to do. There’s hitting up the beaches, great hike spots, swap meets, farmers markets, and more. I find San Diego to be just as diverse as the people living in it.” – @allison_starr22
  • “San Diego loves dogs. Everyone has a dog. And if you don’t have a dog, you want a dog. And every restaurant (so it seems) has a dog-friendly patio. P.S. get the tri-tip nachos.” – @jennarelyn
  • “Honestly, San Diego is one of the best cities in the world. We have the best weather, Los Angeles is a hop and a skip away as well as Mexico. San Diego has such a rich Latin-infused culture that makes most residents empathetic to everyone. The fact that you can go have brunch at Lobster Town in Puerto Nuevo or go to Mexican Wine Country and cross back to watch Game of Thrones at night in your apartment in San Diego is epic.” – @haute2wear
  • “San Diego is known for its beautiful weather, beaches and omg the food. Did I mention the food? So many different options.” – @carmaldove
  • “Born and raised in San Diego and never leaving. I love it here. San Diego is known for its weather, the beaches, and hiking trails are close by. Plus, we have a great selection of restaurants and cuisines.” – @chellelibra


Icons_Insta SpotsTHE ESSENTIALS

  • A small bag to carry your goodies including some sunscreen just in case!
  • Plenty of spending cash. Prepare yourself for a little fun in the sun.
  • Bathing suit. “Whether it’s the jacuzzi, a beach day, going out tanning, or attending a pool party, you never know what you’ll need it for,” says @curiouscourt.
  • Running shoes. You’ll be outdoors for the most part so it’s better to be prepared!
  • Your appetite. With so much food and beer to try, you’ll want to make sure you have room to try as much as possible.
  • Sandals, flip flops, sunglasses, and cutoff shorts. “Everyone dresses very casual here. Just be comfortable!” says @itsoinky.

Thank you to @mimisdbest, @itsoinky, @berryk06, @nazer95, @hazelmarie06, @cageyscloset, @allison_starr22, @chictowear, @jennarelyn, @bossyjocey, @calibriz, @gggabriella, @haute2wear, @erinerniecha, @premierefinds, @girlracer86, @carmaldove, @daintythreadz, @haleyeff, @chellelibra, @mypinkhanger, @everlynnk, @jenangel89, and @\fetchpowers for contributing to the San Diego City Guide.

Poshmark City Guide: Portland, OR

We’re all about embracing your weirdness and Portland, Oregon is no different (#KeepPortlandWeird!). This guide was compiled by local Poshers, so you know it’s good. Read on for some awesome recommendations:

Icons_ShoppingFAVORITE LOCAL BOUTIQUES

Word has it, NW 23rd Avenue is the spot to go but here are a few treasures that Poshers mentioned:

  • Seven Sisters (811 E Burnside St. Ste 110)
    A range of beautiful apparel and products that support women and the environment, plus they have great vintage finds.” – @jh1639
  • Powell’s City of Books (1005 W Burnside St)
    Hailed “The World’s Largest Independent Bookstore”. Grab a cup of coffee and get lost in this bibliophile’s paradise.
  • Amelia Boutique (2230 NE Alberta St)
    Amelia is a neighborhood dress boutique known for locally made dresses and jewelry! One Posher states, “Amelia personally curates every item in the shop and she has a great taste.”

Honorable mentions: Adored VintageFrances May, SaySay Boutique, and Village Merchants.

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS

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Fuel your day with a cup of joe from these local spots.

  • Coava Coffee (Multiple locations)
    Previously featured on Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with special guest, Fred Armisen. As one of Portland’s most famous roasters, “it’s a great place to go for coffee and to get a little bit of work done.”
  • Dutch Brothers (Multiple locations)
    Full of high energy and keen on spreading lots of love, Dutch Bros isa Portland staple! Did you know there’s a secret menu? You need to check out the Christmas Morning Chai aka Christmas in a cup! “Drive thru it, get pumped up by your bro-rista and go home list, list, list!” says @lillysun06.
  • Chapters Books and Coffee (701 E 1st St. Newberg, OR)
    “This place is an amazing Stumptown Cafe partnership run by an incredible family, Chapters is a great place to work, shop, and drink!” says @meganelise29. Added bonus: they’re always giving back to the community and supporting local artists. *Note: This one is a bit of a drive!
  • Rose City Coffee (Multiple locations)
    “Rose City Coffee offers more of a homey vibe and often features artwork from various local artists on their walls,” says @joelliebean. Once you’re finished with your cup, grab a blend to go.

Honorable mentions: Barista (try the Oregon Hazelnut Latte), Vivace Coffee House & Creperie, Oracle Coffee Company, Ava’s Roasteria, and Water Avenue Coffee.

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Need a spot to check-in with a few of your PFFs? Check out these places.

  • Psychic Bar (3560 N Mississippi Ave)
    Step into this house-like establishment for a dark, witchy aesthetic with great cocktails and food.
  • Bible Club (6716 SE 16th Ave)
    Bible club is a prohibition bar, decorated inside to match that era. Don’t be fooled when first approaching it. The outside looks like a regular house with no actual signage. Once you’re in, you’ll feel like you’ve been taken back in time.
  • Taps Growler House (1900 NE 162nd Ave. Ste D112)
    Awesome beers, the best vibes, simple but delicious food, and the best employees.
  • The Goodfoot (2845 SE Stark St)
    If living in the moment and having a good time is the goal, go here. On nights when they have a live band in the lounge area, it’s easy to spend hours dancing with a drink in your hand,” says @curiouscourt.
  • McMenamins Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd Ave)
    A few Poshers recommended this one: This is a historic landmark that has been renovated into a restaurant/bar, theater, concert venue, and hotel. It’s hard to not want to spend your whole trip there. Fun fact: During the summer of 2014, Portland Poshers hosted a Covershot workshop, featuring @fancypantsmcgee’s legendary skills.

Honorable mentions: Labrewatory, Multnomah Whiskey Library, Teardrop Cocktail Lounge, Departure, Portland City Grill, and Barista on Alberta (the location of the first ever Portland Posh N Sip).

MUST-TRY RESTAURANTS

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Trust us when we say you’ll never be hungry while in Portland!

  • Lúc Lác (835 SW 2nd Ave)
    The atmosphere is very Portland; quirky and stylish, with Japanese parasols hanging from the ceiling, a black and white mural on one wall, and Victorian damask wallpaper on the other. And, their food is fantastic and inexpensive. Try the coconut curry, with cream cheese wontons and coconut prawns as appetizers.
  • Mae (2930 NE Kilingsworth Ave)
    Bite the bullet and splurge on this place. As a ticket-based service, we hear it’s worth it. “The owner of Mae uses her grandmother’s recipes, and the restaurant is definitely a top PDX restaurant for southern comfort food. The sweet tea alone will make you never want to stop indulging in their amazing creations. Everything from their cornbread, to their fried chicken, is some of the best food you can get in Portland,” says @joelliebean.
  • ¿Por Que No? Taqueria (Multiple locations)
    Tacos are a great go-to no matter where you go. Head over to ¿Por Que No? For a fun, colorful ambiance and tasty sangria. Be prepared to wait in a line, but we hear it’s well worth the wait!
  • Screen Door (2337 E Burnside St)
    “It doesn’t get any more Portland than waiting in the breakfast/brunch line outside Screen Door. Best known for their chicken and waffles… but don’t limit yourself to just that,” says @bumbolina.
  • Bamboo Sushi (Multiple locations)
    Your bill will be pricey but it’s for a good reason. Bamboo supports sustainable fishing. It was the first certified sushi restaurant. That sounds AMAZING in our book!

Honorable mentions: Saburo’s, Le Happy, 808 Grinds, Burgerville, Han Oak, Xport Bar & Lounge, Monsoon Thai, Trinket, Boke Bowl, Tin Shed, Mi Mero Mole, Cooper’s Hall,Maurice, and Ava Gene’s.

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Portland is weird and that’s very much embraced (heck yes!), but we wanted to hear it straight from Portlanders.

  • “Portland is known for its youthful vibe. They call it the place where young people go to retire. Also known for its nightlife, local bands, and musical talent.” – @heathertrujillo
  • “Portland is for sure weird, but it also has a very working-class history. I adore much of the old buildings, and weird stuff you see on the streets on a daily basis. Literally, anything goes, all the time. (ex: seeing people in socks and sandals at black tie events) We have great food, mellow people, and rain. Lots of rain. I’m a native Oregonian so I don’t mind it a bit.” – @haroldnharriet
  • “Portland is best known for how original and unique people are. Come here and everyone will love you and love to show off the city they love. You’ll be able to find fashions of all kinds and be accepted no matter what. There are coffee shops on every block and views from every corner. Everyone will treat you like family!” – @candycane1515
  • “Portland is weird! We are known for our diversity and out-there personalities. Everyone has their own style and ain’t afraid to show it.” – @ellambrewster
  • “It sounds cliche’ to say Portland is ‘quirky’ but it is. It’s no big deal to see a bagpiper on a unicycle or a guy covered in blue paint walking the streets.” – @styleonrepeat
  • “Portland is called ‘bridge city’ because we have 14 bridges that make for a beautiful view across the water. Each of them has their own distinct personality! Portland is a smaller sized city packed with tons of amazing food and drink options. People here take their beer, cider, and food seriously.” – @jh1639
  • “Portland has been rapidly changing from a city that feels small and off-the-beaten-path to a popular destination. In the last decade, modern architecture, shops, and restaurants have been popping up in every quadrant of the city as density increases. You’ll often hear a lot of people talk about ‘old Portland’ (low key, a bit gritty and “weird”) and ‘new Portland’ (hipster, artisanal and mildly quirky). Overall the city embraces sustainable living, artists/makers, bicycles, brewpubs, coffee roasters, farmers markets, etc.” – @bumbolina
  • “Portland gives you a very friendly vibe that anyone can relate to. You just kind of get this feeling, like, ‘Yep, this is it.’” – @bryleavitt

THE ESSENTIALS

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Other than packing your waterproof gear, here’s what else you’ll need:

  • Your appetite.
  • Your wallet. (“Oregon doesn’t have sales tax!”)
  • A love for beer. (“Oregon IPAs are a must!”)
  • Headphones to get a little taste of our insanely diverse music culture.
  • A reusable shopping bag to hold all of your purchases. Portland is very environmentally conscious.
  • Visting in the summer? Bring a bathing suit and hiking boots because you can’t visit Oregon in the summer without doing either of those.

Thank you to @ally2catz, @haroldnharriet, @mckensyv1, @madelinemomo, @heathertrujillo, @candycane1515, @lkdeisen, @dfizzal, @ellambrewster, @embrace_sisu, @hvincent88, @magickvintage, @styleonrepeat, @joelliebean, @dubbs7, @brittanynel10, @athenalpayne, @jh1639, @meganelise29, @iridessegray, @bumbolina, @lillysun06, @blushingbella, @fenivanova, @curiouscourt, @mcsj565, @bryleavitt, @gordomom, @stylebykristi for contributing to the Portland, OR City Guide.

Poshmark City Guide: Phoenix, AZ

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Next stop for the Poshmark City Guides? Phoenix, Arizona! The state may be known for the heat but there’s so much more to it than the blazing weather. Take note for when you plan on visiting this city!


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If you plan on shopping for yourself or for your friends & family, check out these recommended spots:

Last Chance (1919 E Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85016)
To quote Devil Wears Prada, “gird your loins” before stepping into Last Chance. Last Chance is Nordstrom’s final-clearance store for everything returned or overstocked. Hellloooo shopping spree!
Buffalo Exchange (3450 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85014)
Everyone who’s made their way into a Buffalo Exchange knows how addicting it can be to walk inside and not stop at every rack. Perfect place to find some of the best and trendy clothing right away!
Phoenix Premium Outlets (4976 Premium Outlet Way , Chandler, AZ 85226-5501)
Who doesn’t love a good outlet? From Nike to Calvin Klein to Saks Fifth Avenue, there’s a store for literally everyone’s taste! We wouldn’t blame you if you spent your whole day there!


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Maybe skip the hot coffee and grab yourself a cold brew to kick start your day!

Provisions Coffee Bar (4501 N 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85018)
Go for the aesthetics, stay for the coffee. Provisions Coffee Bar has an amazing interior setting that makes you wish your house looked like this. The open space patio makes this the perfect place to hang with an iced coffee.
Lux Central (4400 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012)
Need a place to work? This is it. With multiple community tables and big comfy couches surrounding the area, it’s hard to spend your whole day here.
Liberty Market (230 N Gilbert Rd Gilbert, AZ 85234)
Highly recommended if you’re meeting more than a few friends for a cup of joe. Not hungry? Skip the line and go straight to the coffee bar.

Honorable mentions: The Henry, Gold Bar, Bergies Coffee Roast House


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Posh. Fizz. Clink. is the motto. Here are a few recommendations for when you’re out with a PFF!

OHSO Brewery (10810 N Tatum Blvd Ste 126 Phoenix, AZ 85028)
Grab your pup, family/friends, and make it a party underneath the hanging lanterns.
The Yard (5632 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85014)
According to one Posher, The Yard in Uptown Phoenix is “ALWAYS a place to go.” Bring one PFF or five and have a friendly cornhole competition!
The Vig (6015 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85014)
Mix things up with your PFF and enjoy some live music at The Vig while playing a game of bocce ball! Also, keep your eyes to the ceiling. You just may see some amazing chalkboard art.

Honorable mentions: Postino Highland and The Porch


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There were so many restaurant recommendations, it was hard to choose. All we know is that Phoenix does not slack on the food scene!

Snooze (2045 E Camelback Rd Ste A17 Town and Country Phoenix, AZ 85016)
Who says breakfast can’t be served all day? According to another Posher, Snooze has “the best specialty pancakes around and it doesn’t hurt that they have lots of gluten free options!”
Postino (3939 E Campbell Ave Phoenix, AZ 85018)
In 1940, Postino started its story inside a vacant, 1940’s brick post office. (As you know, we love a post office moment!) Years later, this place is thriving with $5 Happy Hour wines and an amazing array of bruschetta boards!  
SumoMaya (6560 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85253)
Somehow, someway, SumoMaya found a way to combine Mexican and Asian flavors to form delicious tapas to fulfill every taste bud.

Honorable mentions: Mora Italian, Joe’s Farm Grill, Pita Jungle, Windsor, Doughbirds, Picazzos Healthy Italian Kitchen, and Steak 44.


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Adventure is out there in Phoenix, Arizona. Just ask these locals:

“The Phoenix area is full of adventures just waiting to be had! You can go for a hike, drive into the mountains, eat prickly pear ice cream, enjoy the eclectic art scene, admire the unique desert landscaping and wildlife, and so much more!” – @DesertThrift

“It is such an outdoor city because of the great weather year round. You constantly see people out walking/running with their dogs, there is hiking everywhere, every bar/restaurant has open-air seating or an outdoor area to enjoy the weather. Plus we have some of the best festivals, like Taco Fest or Arizona Strong Beer Festival.” – @highflying_chic

“Downtown Phoenix is undergoing a major comeback. Tons of restaurants and destination for foodies. Old Town in Scottsdale has great nightlife as well!” – @Getitgirl

“We have the best weather from February to May.  We are known for baseball spring training.” – @TanyaLynett

“There is variety and lots to do! Also, the winters are amazing with temperatures in the 70’s!” – @Cegraves


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We can’t reiterate this enough: sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Here are other Phoenix-approved essentials:

1. A bathing suit
2. Good walking shoes
3. Love of adventure

 

Thank you to @TanyaLynett, @DesertThrift, @highflying_chic, @Getitgirl27, and @Cegraves for contributing to the Phoenix City Guide.

Poshmark City Guide: Austin, TX

PMCityGuide_BlogHeader_ATXWe’re excited to introduce Poshmark City Guides to you all! Inspired by every city we visit for Posh Party LIVE (and each and every city in-between!), we’ve asked local Poshers to dish about what their favorite places from best thrift shops to spots to hang with a PFF. We’re excited to kick things off with none other than Austin!

Weird, funky, and fun. Based off what we asked the community, those three words encompass the spirit of Austin, Texas. With so many great recommendations of where to eat, meet a PFF or source new inventory, Texans proved Austin has it all and so much more! Whether you’ve never been to Austin, been there a couple times, OR live there, be sure to check out these must-try places straight from the Poshmark community!


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Where does everyone get their sourcing on? We asked a few Texas Poshers where their go-to place is to find all the hidden gems.

Austin Pets Alive! Thrift (5801 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 + 1409 West Oltorf Street Austin, TX 78704)
Austin Pets Alive! (APA) has selections of new and gently used clothing for low prices, what’s not to like? Even better, all proceeds from APA go to their animal shelter.
Texas Thrift (5319 I-35, Austin, TX 78723)
“A really big store but you can find some great hidden gems!”  Everything from household items to racks on racks of clothing, you’re bound to end up spending your entire day inside.


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List, share, ship, coffee, repeat!  Fuel up at these local coffee favorites that the community loves a latte below:

Summer Moon (Multiple locations)
This was recommended by more than a few Poshers so we knew it had to be good! This family-owned business has been around for 7 years and continues to custom hand-roast their coffee each and every day.
Bennu Coffee (Multiple locations)
A coffee shop that’s open 24 hours (Just like Poshmark?!), sign us up! With plenty of indoor/outdoor seating, take a break and make this place your office for a day. Bennu also serves the acclaimed cold brew coffee, Chameleon Cold Brew.
Radio Coffee & Beer (4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704)
Coffee or beer, pick your poison. The owner of Radio Coffee & Beer, Jack, has spent years learning about coffee and crafting beer so why not combine the best of both worlds? One Posher notes, “Plenty of space, great place to bring your dog and often has a lot of music events and markets.


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Take a new or old PFF (Posh Friend Forever) out on the town in Austin with these cool spots:

Whisler’s + Lazarus Brewing Co. (1902 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702)
This is a two-for-one combo. Head on over to the Whisler’s for some cocktails (“the best cocktails in the city”) then make your way to Lazarus Brewing Co. right across the street.
Garage (503 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701)
Keep your eyes peeled for this one. The cozy, cocktail-favorite Garage Bar is located inside an actual parking garage. You’ll know you’re there when you see a turquoise neon sign.


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But food first, always. Treat yourself by getting your grub on at one of these highly recommended restaurants.

Arlo’s (Multiple locations)
Plant-based comfort food that’ll satisfy any vegan taste buds.
The Peached Tortilla (5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756)
Once you’ve wrapped up shopping at Austin Pets Alive, head over to The Peached Tortilla for some awesome Southern-Asian fusion food.
Ramen Tatsuya (Multiple locations)
Skip BBQ for a day and get yourself a bowl of well-crafted ramen. One Posher notes, “Get the ‘Mi So Hot’ if you like spicy or ‘Me So Not’ if you don’t.”


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Every city has their somethin’ special, so we wanted to know what makes Austin stand out from all the rest:

Austin is best known for the river bats that come out come out from under Congress Avenue bridge March-October. [Its] personality is artsy, musically, & foodie wonderland!” – @jon_jon

As any Austinite would say, ‘Keep Austin Weird.'” – @abbyhamer

“Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World. We’re known for amazing tacos and being laid back. We love shopping local and pretty much everyone has a dog and tattoos.” – @everydeystyle

“Something for everyone! I love Austin because no matter your interests, it’s here in Austin.” – @littleshopofred


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Knowing what to pack ahead of time is key. Here are some Austin-approved essentials:

  1. Sunglasses + sunblock
  2. Camera (“You never know what you’re going to see in Austin”)
  3. Your funkiest piece of jewelry

 

Big thank you to @jon_jon, @abbyhamer, @everydeystyle, and @littleshopofred for contributing to the Austin City Guide.