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We Mapped 14 Of The Best Shoe Shopping Bets in Washington

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Finally, it's time to pack the boots away and assess our closets' sandal situation. To get you inspired for spring shoes, we've listed 14 best bets for shoe shopping in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The stores are listed from north to south, and we've included everything from discounted deals to designer footwear. And to keep things interesting, sneaker boutiques are in the mix too. Let us know if we missed any of your favorite spots in the District, and happy shoe shopping!


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Sassanova Shoes & Accessories

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Head to the back wall at this Bethesda Row shop for some major shoe inspiration. Brands at Sassanova range from L.K. Bennett to Ted Baker to Splendid to Matt Bernson to Dolce Vita, but all the shoes are united by one thing: they are super cute. [Image]

Saks Fifth Avenue

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Saks Fifth Avenue's downstair shoe department is the stuff designer shoe dreams are made of, with plenty of Manolos, Louboutins, and Chanel heels to reverently admire. The awe-inspiring 10022-SHOE department is designed after Saks flagship in New York. [Image: Adele Chapin]

emporiumDNA

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The shoe gallery at new shop EmporiumDNA is filled with sky-high pumps and daring options from designers like Rebecca Minkoff, Pour La Victoire, and more. [Image: R. Lopez]

Hu's Shoes

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Hu's Shoes is beloved in Washington for its curated, exclusive selection of designer footwear. Any store that carries this geometric Fendi pump is a special place indeed. [Photo]

The Frye Company

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The Frye Company's two-story Georgetown flagship is a beautiful place for boot shopping, but the brand has options for spring and summer too, like oxfords, sandals, ballerinas, and loafers. [Photo: R. Lopez]

The Sports Zone

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Local chain and sneaker emporium Sports Zone Elite has 30 shops in the D.C. metro area, Baltimore, and Southern Virginia. But we're stoked for their new Chinatown shop, slated to open this spring. [Image]

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

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The newest DSW in the District opened this month in Georgetown at the Shops at Georgetown Park, with 22,000 square feet of discounted shoes. And here's a coupon for $10 off at DSW Georgetown through May 14! [Image]
Relish's shoe selection is a thing of beauty, with architectural, quirky gems from brands like Marni, Y-3, and Maison Martin Margiela. [Photo]

KickkSpott

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Kickkspott's Facebook page just says "Sneaker Heaven." Yep, this is the place for the true collector, offering hard-to-find kicks.
Another spot for sneaker shopping in Georgetown is Major, a sneaker boutique that's been around since 2006. [Image]

South Moon Under

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We love this Mid-Atlantic chain for affordable takes on the latest trends, from brands like Jeffrey Campbell, DV by Dolce Vita, Sam Edelman, and Steve Madden. The sale section is always worth a look too. [Photo]

Palace5ive

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Skater shop Palace5ive has got you covered in the sneaker department, with a shop on 14th Street and in the Mosaic District. [Image]

Bishop Boutique

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Old Town's adorable Bishop Boutique sells outfit-making Loeffler Randall flats, L.K. Bennett heels, Joie sandals, and more chic brands. Brides and bridesmaids, this needs to be on your list for shoe shopping. [Image: R. Lopez]

The Shoe Hive

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Alexandria's The Shoe Hive has the perfect black pump, of course, but they're much more than that. This is a store that carries camp Supergas and Kate Spade's crazy quirky Taxi flat, after all. [Image]

Sassanova Shoes & Accessories

Head to the back wall at this Bethesda Row shop for some major shoe inspiration. Brands at Sassanova range from L.K. Bennett to Ted Baker to Splendid to Matt Bernson to Dolce Vita, but all the shoes are united by one thing: they are super cute. [Image]

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue's downstair shoe department is the stuff designer shoe dreams are made of, with plenty of Manolos, Louboutins, and Chanel heels to reverently admire. The awe-inspiring 10022-SHOE department is designed after Saks flagship in New York. [Image: Adele Chapin]

emporiumDNA

The shoe gallery at new shop EmporiumDNA is filled with sky-high pumps and daring options from designers like Rebecca Minkoff, Pour La Victoire, and more. [Image: R. Lopez]

Hu's Shoes

Hu's Shoes is beloved in Washington for its curated, exclusive selection of designer footwear. Any store that carries this geometric Fendi pump is a special place indeed. [Photo]

The Frye Company

The Frye Company's two-story Georgetown flagship is a beautiful place for boot shopping, but the brand has options for spring and summer too, like oxfords, sandals, ballerinas, and loafers. [Photo: R. Lopez]

The Sports Zone

Local chain and sneaker emporium Sports Zone Elite has 30 shops in the D.C. metro area, Baltimore, and Southern Virginia. But we're stoked for their new Chinatown shop, slated to open this spring. [Image]

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

The newest DSW in the District opened this month in Georgetown at the Shops at Georgetown Park, with 22,000 square feet of discounted shoes. And here's a coupon for $10 off at DSW Georgetown through May 14! [Image]

Relish

Relish's shoe selection is a thing of beauty, with architectural, quirky gems from brands like Marni, Y-3, and Maison Martin Margiela. [Photo]

KickkSpott

Kickkspott's Facebook page just says "Sneaker Heaven." Yep, this is the place for the true collector, offering hard-to-find kicks.

MAJOR

Another spot for sneaker shopping in Georgetown is Major, a sneaker boutique that's been around since 2006. [Image]

South Moon Under

We love this Mid-Atlantic chain for affordable takes on the latest trends, from brands like Jeffrey Campbell, DV by Dolce Vita, Sam Edelman, and Steve Madden. The sale section is always worth a look too. [Photo]

Palace5ive

Skater shop Palace5ive has got you covered in the sneaker department, with a shop on 14th Street and in the Mosaic District. [Image]

Bishop Boutique

Old Town's adorable Bishop Boutique sells outfit-making Loeffler Randall flats, L.K. Bennett heels, Joie sandals, and more chic brands. Brides and bridesmaids, this needs to be on your list for shoe shopping. [Image: R. Lopez]

The Shoe Hive

Alexandria's The Shoe Hive has the perfect black pump, of course, but they're much more than that. This is a store that carries camp Supergas and Kate Spade's crazy quirky Taxi flat, after all. [Image]