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Boot Alert: Dr. Martens Retail Shop Now Open in Georgetown

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The boot shopping options in Georgetown are multiplying. First, The Frye Company opened in September, and now Washington's first-ever Dr. Martens-owned store has landed on M Street. The Dr. Martens store opened yesterday, showcasing the brand's iconic boots with yellow stitching and a range of clothing as well. Click through for a photo gallery of the very rock-and-roll 1,200-square-foot store.

Interestingly enough, the Georgetown Dr. Martens shop has a feature that is completely unique to Washington. A construction crew discovered a large painted Todd's Tonic advertisement during the demolition of the previous store, P&C Fine Art, and decided to keep it up as a nod to Georgetown's history. The shop also includes a special "Made in England" display, with products made in Dr. Martens original Northamptonshire factory. And Dr. Martens was using the color oxblood before it was cool — leather seating in the store is in the company's classic burgundy shade.

Need some fanfare with your Docs? A free grand opening event is planned for October 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an in-store performance by local band Misun and a DJ set from Patrick Kigongo of the band Ra Ra Rasputin.

· Dr. Martens Now Open in Georgetown [PoPville]
· Best Bets for Fall Boot Shopping [Racked DC]