Women’s Clothing Retailer Ups Its Investment in Leesburg’s Downtown

Leesburg’s bustling King Street corridor is about to get a little zestier.

Ben and Tara Wegdam announced today plans to open their third Zest women’s clothing store at 32 S. King St., formerly occupied by the Leesburg Antiques Emporium.

Zest Clothing & Co. is a sister concept to long time Leesburg retailer lou lou. The Wegdams opened their first Zest in Richmond and then expanded to Middleburg. The Wegdams’ company, West Federal Retail, also operates Crème de la Crème, which has stores in Middleburg, Richmond and Frederick. MD. All together the company operates 34 boutique locations across the East Coast.

Zest will feature the latest trends in ladies’ clothing by offering both national recognizable brands such as Free People and Tribal, as well as value brands and private labels. “We try to offer fashion for ages 20 to 65 since want the daughter to be able to shop with the mother,” Tara Wegdam stated.

A view of displays at the Zest store in Richmond.
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The company has been looking for expansion in downtown areas such as Leesburg, and the uptick in activity driven by new dining and craft beverage establishments in recent years got their attention.

“The increased foot traffic resulting from new restaurant concepts got us excited to come to Leesburg. We have been successful with our ladies’ accessory concept lou lou for over 12 years at 9 Loudoun Street SW in Leesburg and hope to bring additional shopping opportunities for customers visiting downtown by opening this new concept.” Ben Wegdam stated.

Zest will join several other tenants in the building, including Señor Ramon Taqueria.

Learn more about the Zest concept at zestclothingandco.com.

One thought on “Women’s Clothing Retailer Ups Its Investment in Leesburg’s Downtown

  • 2018-07-25 at 9:35 am
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    “Leesburg’s bustling King Street corridor….”

    After endless years of stagnation, it is nice to hear a description of downtown as “bustling.”

    Good luck with the new location.

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