Those of us who have spent the majority of the last year inside our homes have gotten all too used to slippers, flip flops and fuzzy socks. Come out of hibernation and treat yourself to something fun for your feet at one of these independent boutiques in the area offering designer footwear, vintage options and shoes by local makers.
These twin boutiques (pictured above) in Old Town carry shoes that are both sophisticated and approachable. Brands include AGL, Aquatalia, French Sole, Golden Goose, Jerome Dreyfuss, Mou Mou, Paul Green, Rag & Bone, Sam Edelman, Sofft, Superga, Ulla Johnson, Veja, Veronica Beard, and Vince; you can also peruse designer clothes and accessories. // Multiple locations
Located in the heart of Old Town, this shop offers a unique selection of footwear, accessories, clothing and seasonal items that run the gamut from classic to avant-garde. Brands include Kaanas, Loeffler Randall, Marc Fisher, Andre Assous, LK Bennett and All Black Footwear. // 815-B King St., Alexandria
Named after founder Elyse Smith’s two grandmothers: Grandma Muz from Missouri and Grandma Rosella from Italy, this shop in Leesburg carries sustainably- and ethically-sourced goods as well as those from local makers and curated vintage items. Unique finds include vintage cowboy boots, saddle shoes, mules and wedges. // 3 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg
This Leesburg concept features an array of items for women including clothes, shoes and handbags. Owner Kim Hutchings looks to bring items from up-and-coming designers that won’t break the bank; the name is both a reference to Hutchings’ previous life as a manager at Victoria’s Secret and the first song she and her husband danced to at their wedding. Look for finds from Rollasole, Vintage Havana and Dolce Vita. // 14 South King St., Leesburg
This family-run, small business in historic Occoquan grew out of the co-owner’s pop-up boutique in her hair salon, Good Hair Day; since 2017 it’s grown to include an online following and home and gift section. You’ll find clothing, accessories and shoes by brands including Martin Vallen, Natasha, Zinc, Mi.iM and more. // 302 Mill St., Occoquan
This consignment boutique in Haymarket sells high-end, pre-owned women’s clothing, handbags, accessories and shoes at up to 75% off retail prices. Grab that perfect pair of pumps, flats, booties or wedges. // 14891 Washington St., Haymarket
A fixture in the trendy neighborhood of Del Ray since 2007, this boutique calls itself a one-stop-shop for clothes, shoes and gifts. Shop for footwear from Thea White/Twister, Eileen Fisher, Lemon Jelly, Seychelles, J Slides and Kork-Ease. // 2205 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria
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