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Your Go-To Washington Fall Boots Shopping Guide

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Is this the season you finally try over-the-knee boots? Or maybe a classic leather riding boot is what you've earmarked your shopping funds for this fall. And if the crisp weather isn't enough to get you thinking about boots, the arrival of The Frye Company's store in Georgetown this month should do it. The dramatic, library-like space stocks tons of styles for men and women, and even includes a gallery wall devoted to boots — which is fitting since the company's Campus boot is part of the Smithsonian's collection.

Asides from Frye's heirloom American appeal, here's our shortlist of where to find Chelsea boots, biker boots, and everything in between. Whatever style your heart desires, these 10 Washington shops have you covered, with some of the coolest options for fall boot shopping.


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1. Sassanova Shoes & Accessories

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7134 Bethesda Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
{301) 654-7403
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Sleek options from Sassanova include wedge boots from Vince and tall boots from L.K. Bennett (aka Kate Middleton's favorite brand). [Photo]

2. Saks Fifth Avenue

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5555 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 657-9000
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Saks Fifth Avenue's sprawling shoe department is the place for designer labels, like Alexander Wang, Jimmy Choo, and Giuseppe Zanotti. [Photo]

3. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

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3100 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 688-2758
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With aisles and aisles of discounted boots from department store brands, megachain DSW is definitely worth a perusal for all your boot needs — whether you are planning a night out in BCBG or trekking through the snow in winter-ready Sorels. [Photo]

4. John Fluevog Shoes

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1265 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-5683
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John Fluevog's eponymous boutique has been in Georgetown for about a year, offering riding boots and high-heeled boots in styles that can only be described as funky. [Photo]

5. Hu's Shoes

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3005 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-0202
Paradise for high-end shoe lovers, Hu's Shoes stocks platform Charlotte Olympia booties and everyday chic tall boots and biker boots from Italian brands like Alberto Fermani and Golden Goose. [Photo]

6. AllSaints Spitalfields

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3235 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 595-9828
In need of black boots? That's basically the only color AllSaints stocks for their tough, street-ready boots, with styles ranging from biker boots to Chelsea boots to towering high-heel booties. [Photo]

7. Relish

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1800 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 333-5343
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Known for its impeccable selection, this Cady's Alley shop stocks boots from heavy hitters like Martin Margiela and Parisian brand Free Lance. [Photo]

8. The Frye Company

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1066 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
The Frye Company's two-story Georgetown flagship store opened earlier this month, just in time for fall. Find your Campus, Harness, and Engineer boots at this leather goods mecca, and updated versions of the classics with studded details too. [Photo: R. Lopez]

9. South Moon Under

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2700 Clarendon Blvd, #R440
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 807-4083
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Make a beeline for on-trend boots and booties from wallet-friendly brands like Seychelles, DV by Dolce Vita, Sam Edelman, and Steve Madden. [Photo]

10. Call It Spring

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1961 Chain Bridge Road, LEGO Store Tysons Corner
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
(703) 790-3252
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Open since last month in Tysons Corner Center is Aldo's sister store Call It Spring, where nearly every boot from lace-ups to wedges retails for under $100. [Image]

1. Sassanova Shoes & Accessories

7134 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
Sleek options from Sassanova include wedge boots from Vince and tall boots from L.K. Bennett (aka Kate Middleton's favorite brand). [Photo]
7134 Bethesda Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

2. Saks Fifth Avenue

5555 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Saks Fifth Avenue's sprawling shoe department is the place for designer labels, like Alexander Wang, Jimmy Choo, and Giuseppe Zanotti. [Photo]
5555 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

3. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
With aisles and aisles of discounted boots from department store brands, megachain DSW is definitely worth a perusal for all your boot needs — whether you are planning a night out in BCBG or trekking through the snow in winter-ready Sorels. [Photo]
3100 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

4. John Fluevog Shoes

1265 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
John Fluevog's eponymous boutique has been in Georgetown for about a year, offering riding boots and high-heeled boots in styles that can only be described as funky. [Photo]
1265 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

5. Hu's Shoes

3005 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Paradise for high-end shoe lovers, Hu's Shoes stocks platform Charlotte Olympia booties and everyday chic tall boots and biker boots from Italian brands like Alberto Fermani and Golden Goose. [Photo]
3005 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

6. AllSaints Spitalfields

3235 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
In need of black boots? That's basically the only color AllSaints stocks for their tough, street-ready boots, with styles ranging from biker boots to Chelsea boots to towering high-heel booties. [Photo]
3235 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

7. Relish

1800 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Known for its impeccable selection, this Cady's Alley shop stocks boots from heavy hitters like Martin Margiela and Parisian brand Free Lance. [Photo]
1800 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036

8. The Frye Company

1066 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
The Frye Company's two-story Georgetown flagship store opened earlier this month, just in time for fall. Find your Campus, Harness, and Engineer boots at this leather goods mecca, and updated versions of the classics with studded details too. [Photo: R. Lopez]
1066 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

9. South Moon Under

2700 Clarendon Blvd, #R440, Arlington, VA 22201
Make a beeline for on-trend boots and booties from wallet-friendly brands like Seychelles, DV by Dolce Vita, Sam Edelman, and Steve Madden. [Photo]
2700 Clarendon Blvd, #R440
Arlington, VA 22201

10. Call It Spring

1961 Chain Bridge Road, LEGO Store Tysons Corner, Tysons Corner, VA 22102
Open since last month in Tysons Corner Center is Aldo's sister store Call It Spring, where nearly every boot from lace-ups to wedges retails for under $100. [Image]
1961 Chain Bridge Road, LEGO Store Tysons Corner
Tysons Corner, VA 22102