ABOUT DUCHESS M
Mixing classic and iconic styles with fashion savvy trends, Duchess M features women's favorite designer and accessory brands in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. From cocktail dresses, fashionable but classic work wear to trendy “night out on the town” styles, skip the mall to find the perfect outfit for every occasion. Featured designers include Ted Baker, Milly, Nanette Lepore, Kate Spade, Diane Von Furstenburg, Ella Moss, Trina Turk, 7FAM, David Lerner, and many, many more!
Duchess M is a family affair. Owner Susie Pollard Freimanis and her mother Mary Pollard, for whom the shop is named, work side-by side. Virginia natives, Susie and Mary have lived in Old Town, Alexandria for most of their lives.
In addition to a background in art and art history, Susie is a graduate gemologist and has been in the luxury retail industry for over 20 years. Since childhood, she’s felt passionate about creative design in every stylistic aspect, including fashion, jewelry, and interior design.
Susie’s mother Mary, “The Duchess M” and her father, help take care of Susie’s twin girls, Leila and Avery while Susie’s husband, Adam, has been a supportive force in her quest to fulfill her dreams and passion for owning her own boutique.
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