The creation of two friends, Sarah Cannova and Sassy Jacobs, Sassanova opened in Georgetown in 2003. The store has become a go-to destination for stylish footwear and sells designer shoes from the likes of Missoni and Tibi. Shoes are displayed in the store like works of art: footwear lines white shelves, which show off the designer pieces’ colors and textures. Small tables showcase additional footwear, and handbags and jewelry are carefully placed throughout the store. Chandeliers and leopard-print carpet add and über-feminine touch.