When it comes to footwear restoration, the experts at Cobbler’s Bench Shoe Repair don’t just go through the motions. Instead, they put in the extra effort to return each pair to a like-new condition, a quality instilled by the company’s founders, Charles and Sara Stern, in 1946. All repairs are completed within three days and use equal or better materials than the original manufacturer, which helps protect shoes from environmental damage and teasing from snobby loafers. Cobbler’s Bench also maintains an offsite plant with special equipment to carry out particularly complicated repairs.
Drawing from more than 20 years of experience working with wireless technology, the staffers at Smartphone Repair, Inc., adeptly nurse busted mobile devices and shattered screens back to functioning health. They keep their skills fresh to stay abreast of changing technologies and tackle a wide range of electronic ailments that plague iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Droid devices. They also outfit sparsely decorated phones with a full wardrobe of accessories, such as cases, chargers, and friendship bracelets forged from rotary dials.
As an AT&T authorized retailer, Wireless Outlet of course can equip customers with smartphones packed with apps and features. But the shop is also big on accessories: car chargers and ear buds make devices easier to use, and cases keep gadgets off of E!'s list of 500,000 Worst-Dressed Phones.
Like the olive in a martini or the MSG in Funyuns, accessories are more than a simple garnish on your fashion plate: they're the essential spice that kicks couture into gear and makes even last night's wrinkled dress look stylish today. Whip your toes, wrist, collarbone, and elbow nook into shape with today's Groupon: $25 get you $50 worth of shoes, handbags, and jewelry at ShoeFly, the award-winning house of accessories that area shoppers voted Best Indie Shoe Store and Best Boutique for 2009. Though your Groupon is not valid for online purchases, you can get your hands on sale items and style-savvy finds at any of ShoeFly's convenient locations in DC, Arlington, and Bethesda. Stuff your sartorial stockings with today's Groupon or grab a pair of Fryes to stuff your stockings into.In 1798, a young American named Wilton Chamberlain invented what closely resembles the modern shoe, made out of ultra-plush designer leather and fastened with rope made from copper pipe. As Wilt invested more time perfecting the shoe, he began experimenting with designer fabrics and alchemy, eventually creating expensive shoes that could be worn to galas, balls, and outdoor rock concerts.
Shoes by Lara festoons feminine feet in designer footgear appropriate for both everyday wear and elegant occasions. Slip toes into stylish stilettos from designers such as Nine West ($29–$69), Anne Klein ($29–$69), or Franco Sarto ($29–$59). By cushioning arches in soothing soles by Naturalizer and Easy Spirit ($39–$59) specially designed for comfort, feet can stay fashionable even on long walks to the office or Olympic long jumps to the grocery store. Toes with an eye for the upscale can opt to put this Groupon toward more indulgent heel shields with runway fashions from Jimmy Choo ($298+) or Balenciaga ($298+), and a wide range of equally opulent ankle adorners are on sale daily for smart shoppers who prefer to pair their penny loafers with a bit of penny pinching.
The Denim Bar serves up frothy mugs of stylish designer denim to the mid-Atlantic's chic shoppers, with an array of men's and women's jeans and more. Gents can comfortably cover regrettable calf tattoos with a pair of Naked & Famous slim guy jeans in black selvedge ($125), while ladies can gussy up gams with Acne Hex in Prod skinny jeans ($149). Other designer brands on tap at Denim Bar include AG, Nudie Jeans Co., Citizens of Humanity, 4 Stroke, and Sugar Cane & Co. For customers desiring non-denim duds, Denim Bar also offers apparel that hasn't been mined from the earth's natural jeans deposits. Bedeck your torso in the spirit of modal jazz with a Friend or Foe John Coltrane T-shirt ($48), or coax catcalls from cumulus clouds with the Three Dots Desert Night bandeau dress ($115). An assortment of accessories rounds out the Denim Bar inventory, with socks, sunglasses, and jewelry tempting fashionistas and stylesters alike.