WHERE EVERY WOMAN CAN TREAT HERSELF
What looks good on women of all ages and sizes? A killer pair of shoes. Our favorite
place to splurge is 10022-SHOE, the recently expanded shoe department at Saks Fifth
Avenue. With chandeliers, plush couches and museum-quality displays, the lower level
salon feels luxe in both accommodations and inventory—there are more than 150
styles and 5,000 pairs of shoes in stock. 10022-SHOE is home to a large selection of
timeless brands, including Chanel, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, but you’ll also
find fashion-forward options from Céline and Givenchy, as well as avant-garde aesthetics from the likes of Nicholas Kirkwood and Sophia Webster.
Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-657-9000;
THE STYLISH GIRL’S BEST-KEPT SECRET
Lord & Taylor: where the discounts are
frequent, your size is usually in stock,
and the brands get cooler every season.
If you’ve been ignoring this department
store during shopping trips to Friendship
Heights, stop. The retail stalwart has been
quietly upping its contemporary game
over the last five years. On the floor, less-expensive lines from established brands
such as DKNYC and Catherine by Catherine Malandrino sit beside racks of cool-
WORK OUT IN STYLE
Tired of dressing like every other
woman in your Pilates class?
Check out Core72, a cheerful
boutique just off Chevy Chase
Circle that specializes in athletic
and lounge wear. Owner Ferrall
Dietrich focuses on women-
brands. The selection includes
performance wear for running,
yoga, Pilates, weight training,
cycling and hiking. Stylish finds
from Sundry and R&R Surplus
will keep you looking cool and
comfortable while running
errands, and pattern-lovers will
flip for the limited-edition Kim
Michie yoga bags.
Core72, 5502 Connecticut
Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-
10022-shoe at saks fifth avenue
girl staples such as BCBG, French Connection and Trina Turk. When it comes to
stylish options for the office, Raoul and
Pink Tartan pair nicely with Lord & Taylor’s
most exciting recent debut: 424 Fifth, an
in-house line of quality, wallet-friendly
basics with edge—think wool capes for
$250 and leather midis under $400.
Lord & Taylor, 5255 Western Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C.; 202-362-9600; www.