Washington has long been known more as a hotbed of high culture than high fashion — Travel + Leisure did count D.C. residents among America’s ugliest — but that’s not stopping local retailers from trying to change that one handbag and high heel at a time.

Muleh, at 1831 14th Street NW, is now carrying 3.1 Philip Lim accessories, including the designer’s highly coveted handbags, reports the Feast.

DSW may be headed for Columbia Heights, if job listings for a new location at 3100 14th Street NW are any indication, reports the Heights Life blog.

In other shoe news, Ivanka Trump has chosen Nordstrom Tysons Corner to unveil her new shoe line, Ivanka Trump Footwear. She will make an appearance at the store Thursday between 12:30 and 2 p.m.

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