A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.
I think it would be worth clarifying the scale for the ranking of factors question.
Also, who is Chuck Murphy?
Chuck Murphy, if you're reading this, I'd like to put in a request for small women's shoes (size 5/5.5). Whenever I go to a shoe store there are a handful of small-footed women like myself shaking our heads over the dismal selection in our sizes. (On that note, wasn't there talk of a shoe store with hard-to-find sizes coming to H Street? Whatever happened with that?).
Likewise, few boutique shoe stores carry anything in narrow width. Even 2 or 3 nice styles that might fit would get me in the door.
I'm chuck murphy. Let me answer a few questions to start. Sizing: Depending on finding a source(s) womens will start at 2.5 (32) and mens will start at 5 (37.5) I will carry widths, but again that's vendor specific. My sister is a 7.5EE so I sympathize. And one of my best friends, she's a 5N. Also larger size (women's 12+, Men's 14+) If you have branding suggestions or customer service ideas or whatever my email is email@example.com. For example, once a year before the winter holidays, I'd like to have a design-my-holiday-windows contest with local school kids. The winning child would get to help do the actual design set up and get a free pair of shoes. Also, once I am profitable, I'd like to donate some of my profits to local (or at least DC based) charities...
chuck again...I have about 11 years of shoe retail (and about 12.5 years retail total).I've also worked at banks, currency exchanges and currently am a help desk technician. I lived in Dc a7.5 years in Petworth until the end of april 2013.
For mens' options, I would shop there for Aldo-style casual/semi-dressy shoes. And Keens, too!
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