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Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Shoe Store Coming to H Street?

Hey guys, I just got word tonight that a new shoe store might be coming to H Street soon. Check out this email from the business owner:

I am going to be opening a new shoe store along the H Street corridor (hoped for: around 10th and 11th street, or by 4th street.)  It will be a family store, similar to the old Hahn's, but more urban, hip and also comfort oriented. Also, I want to carry both over- and under-sizes.  For example a women's shoe size 2.5-4, or Men's size 5 or 16 or a ladies’ 13.5.  Price points will probably be in this range:  Kids @ $20-60, ladies @ $50-300, men @ $65-350.


Chuck Murphy
The ChuxStop Shoes
"because Sandy said so..."

28 Comments:

Blogger DCExplorer said...

Interesting. Cheers for the retail I say!

Feb 28, 2013, 7:49:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for small businesses but I'm not sure an urban, hip, shoe store is it. Weren't shots fired a couple months ago at a similar store in the morning?

Feb 28, 2013, 7:53:00 PM

 
Blogger inked said...

7:53,
That was a sneaker release. This doesn't sound like a strictly sneaker store to me (based on the prices mentioned).

Feb 28, 2013, 8:00:00 PM

 
Anonymous dt said...

As long as it's not a Comfort One...

Feb 28, 2013, 8:10:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a decent grocery store? (Not Murrays or Family Dollar?)

Feb 28, 2013, 10:05:00 PM

 
Blogger inked said...

10:05,
We have the new Giant coming, plus an organic grocer coming to the 800 block of H Street.

Feb 28, 2013, 10:17:00 PM

 
Anonymous stevie janowski said...

can I get me a pair of big black boots?

Look at me mom!

Mar 1, 2013, 12:23:00 AM

 
Anonymous SustainableDC said...

WOW! That is great. I love the specialty sizes concept. As a woman with big feet, they never have options in store for me, so buying local is rarely an option. Some Vegan options would also be AWESOME! I am happy to consult;).

Mar 1, 2013, 9:51:00 AM

 
Blogger B said...

Fantastic - especially if you land on the 4th street end. I've gone full Zappos for years, but the returns are still a bit of a hassle, and we don't buy our kids' shoes online because it's hard to judge sizes.

So definitely try to hit some of that StrideRite market!

Mar 1, 2013, 10:26:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, "More urban, hip" might as well be synonymous with more sneaker shootings. I'm not interested at all in this place.

Mar 1, 2013, 11:40:00 AM

 
Blogger inked said...

11:40,
Um, I think I would consider Banana Republic's clothing hip and urban.

Mar 1, 2013, 11:44:00 AM

 
Anonymous H Street LL said...

Would love it if they carried some (would have to be low-end at the price range they quoted) Prada/Gucci/Dolce & Gabanna sneakers.

Or even at least some Kenneth Cole/Cole Haan/Mark Nason.

Mar 1, 2013, 12:01:00 PM

 
Anonymous Liz said...

Ditto on the kids shoes. I'd love a local place that I can go and actually have the kids try them on. Since payless closed there haven't been any good nearby options.

Mar 1, 2013, 12:06:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love it if a Banana Republic or a Pottery Barn came to this neighborhood.

Mar 1, 2013, 12:12:00 PM

 
Blogger caroline said...

I'm really excited about this. My feet are a size 5.5 wide, and it's hard to find affordable shoes in that size. DSW has a monopoly on the DC area, and they seem to cater more to women with long slender feet. I have better luck finding shoes at thrift stores and Target, but more often I just get the same few pairs repaired over and over again.

Mar 1, 2013, 12:57:00 PM

 
Blogger caroline said...

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Mar 1, 2013, 12:57:00 PM

 
Blogger caroline said...

I'm really excited about this. My feet are a size 5.5 wide, and it's hard to find affordable shoes in that size. DSW has a monopoly on the DC area, and they seem to cater more to women with long slender feet. I have better luck finding shoes at thrift stores and Target, but more often I just get the same few pairs repaired over and over again.

Mar 1, 2013, 12:58:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to know if all you people who are excited about this new urban hip shoe store support the current shoe stores on H? Sorry Inked, I'm skeptical of anything calling itself "urban and hip" as being a place where professionals and families with children go. And as a regular shopper of Banana Republic, I do not consider their clothes - and proudly me - as urban and hip.

Mar 1, 2013, 1:44:00 PM

 
Anonymous Peggy Fairchild said...

I'd love to see them carry a "suburban and predictable" line. Those shoes would go great with my jeans.

Mar 1, 2013, 2:05:00 PM

 
Anonymous oboe said...

I just want to know if all you people who are excited about this new urban hip shoe store support the current shoe stores on H?

Are there shoe stores on H? I've never seen any outreach by them to the community. Do they want my business? Maybe they should do some marketing and send an email to FT, like this new place.

Mar 1, 2013, 2:17:00 PM

 
Anonymous Col. Brentwood said...

Have you not seen the commercial with the incredibly catchy jingle, "My City, Your City, Shoe City"? I think it inspired Mayor Gray's One City campaign.

Mar 1, 2013, 4:01:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record...in case no one noticed.... H Street is URBAN...and Banana Republic is hip....so there ya go!

Mar 1, 2013, 4:26:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

expensive sneakers are so dumb
this place will be out of business within a year of opening

Mar 1, 2013, 5:24:00 PM

 
Anonymous Annoyingmous said...

Anon 5:24pm wrote: "expensive sneakers are so dumb
this place will be out of business within a year of opening"

Did you even bother to read the post? There's nothing about it being a place that sells expensive sneakers. In fact, from the description, it seems the furthest thing from that.

(no, of course you didn't read the post; it was an act of the purest optimism to have even posed the question in the first place.)

Mar 1, 2013, 6:01:00 PM

 
Blogger Campy said...

Retail related: H&M is coming to Union Station.

Mar 1, 2013, 11:31:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. I'd love to have a local store to buy StrideRites too!!

Mar 2, 2013, 7:51:00 AM

 
Anonymous wylie coyote said...

"Are there shoe stores on H? I've never seen any outreach by them to the community"

Is this sarcasm? Rite-Aid and Bank of America never do "outreach to the community", are you aware that both of those are on H? If you seriously don't know there are shoe stores on H, you need to become more aware of your surroundings. There are four stores selling shoes I can think of off the top of my head, two at the intersection of 8th and H alone.

Mar 3, 2013, 2:57:00 AM

 
Anonymous Dumb 90's Hipster said...

Will they carrier Doc Martins or John Fluevog? If not I will be very sad.

Mar 3, 2013, 8:48:00 PM

 

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