What are the best places to buy shoes in Washington D.C.?

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Shoes might rival diamonds for the title of “Girl’s Best Friend,” and Washington, D.C. certainly has several stores for your designer fix.

The best standalone stores for shoes are Hu’s Shoes in Georgetown and The Shoe Hive in Old Town, Alexandria. At Hu’s, you’ll find all of your favorite designer names, including Brian Atwood, Miu Miu and Jimmy Choo. At The Shoe Hive, you’ll see names like Tory Burch, Butter, and Bettye Mueller. Bishop Boutique in Old Town also has a fun selection of lower-priced brands.

The city also offers several designer standalone stores, including names like Jimmy Choo, Louise Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel.

If you’re seeking shoes from a department store, visit the newly revamped shoe department at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase. The 1022-Shoe store has a wide selection of designer names and takes up half of a floor in the store’s basement. Neiman Marcus in Tysons Galleria mall also has a great shoe department and friendly staff.

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