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Rare 'Wizard Of Oz' Replica Displayed In Alexandria

Posted on Apr 20,2018
Filed Under Fashion , Local Style,

Images by Patch editor Emily Leayman

By Emily Leayman

"There's no place like home." It's one of the more famous lines of movie history coming from "The Wizard of Oz" when Dorothy clicks the heels of her ruby slippers together three times to go home to Kansas. While Dorothy may have gotten back home, the famous ruby slippers have found a new home right here in Alexandria.

A replica of the slippers Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz" are on display at the new Comfort One Shoes store at 200 King Street. The original pair is being restored Smithsonian American History Museum. The store secured the replica through a donation aiding the restoration of the original ruby slippers.

Shoppers can take a look at the ruby slippers while browsing the new store. Comfort One Shoes opened the new location this year directly across from its flagship location at 201 King Street. The new location focuses on casual shoes, while the original location offers more dressy options.

The owners bought the building, after children's shop The Why Not closed after 53 years in business. Maurice Breton founded the brand 25 years ago in Old Town Alexandria. Since then, it has expanded to 20 stores around the DC area.

Source Patch

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