Coming to King Street: More Retail Options

Downtown Leesburg’s booming restaurant industry will need to make room for two new retail offerings that could make the county seat a fashion destination in itself.

Misguided Angels recently announced plans to open a new location at 14 S. King St. in April. The store, with locations in Brambleton and Great Falls, offers “affordable elegance” in women’s fashion, from apparel to shoes to handbags and accessories. The boutique store includes offerings from both up-and-coming and established designers.

Taking up the space formerly occupied by The Cooley Gallery at 9 N. King St. is another fashion purveyor. The Lucky Knot, a family-owned small business, calls itself the leading destination for casual, preppy, nautical and resort-inspired wear for both men and women. Andrea Ploutis and sisters Athena Kohilas, Stavroulla Kokkinis and Stella Koukides opened their first shop in 2012 and operates in Alexandria, Annapolis, MD, and Baltimore, MD. A springtime opening is anticipated.

Also expected to open this spring on South King Street is Zest, a women’s clothing store owned by veteran retailersBen and Tara Wegdam. Their third Zest store will open a at 32 S. King St., space formerly occupied by the Leesburg Antiques Emporium.

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