Frye Celebrates Georgetown Flagship With Opening Party

On exhibit: boots and more boots along with a book of Frye's history.
On exhibit: boots and more boots along with a book of Frye's history.

The Frye Company held a grand opening party Oct. 2 for its Georgetown flagship store with a special performance by Mission South. Party-goers enjoyed the freshly renovated and unique historic structure, full of leather and Frye's famed boots, along with drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Known for its boots, shoes, handbags and accessories, the Frye Company is the oldest continuously operating footwear company in the United States. The Georgetown store is its third U.S. location and opened for business a few weeks ago.

Near the C&O Canal at 1066 Wisconsin Ave., NW, the store occupies the former space of Papa-Razzi Restaurant. Frye's 2,700-square-foot store is located in the historic Vigilant Firehouse, the oldest extant firehouse in D.C., which first housed Engine 5.

Founded in Massachusetts in 1863, Frye is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a collection of footwear of its most iconic styles -- including a new flag theme. With its boots, worn by soldiers, sailors, singers and actors, the company has fans that have ranged from Sarah Jessica Parker to General George Patton to John Lennon.

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