"I have relied on Connie and Leal for every important occasion in my life for almost 30 years!! I trust her taste, style and expertise completely, but perhaps even more deeply I know she only wants me to feel my absolute best in whatever I am wearing. I am forever grateful to have this gem of a boutique as my go-to fashion destination.” 


"After relocating to Grandview in 2008, I had the good fortunate to discover one of its hidden gems, Leal Boutique, and to, more importantly, become familiar with its remarkable owner, Connie Ballenger.  Since then, Connie has become an intimate friend who has always been available to meet my psychological and retail therapy needs.  More than a savvy business owner and sophisticated fashionista, Connie is an honest, genuine, and compassionate lady whose boutique has become the “to go” place for receiving the highest standard of care and fashion.  In addition to outfitting me, Connie and her staff have enthusiastically helped my two daughters build investment wardrobes that have boosted their confidence and careers.  Words cannot express my deep appreciation of Connie who has stood by me through “thick and thin.”  I hope that others will stop by Leal to enjoy the same care and attention that I have experienced."


"I’m a native New Yorker & adored fashion since I was a child. My preference has always been to shop in boutiques as opposed to big “box” department stores. I happened upon Leal boutique located here in Arlington. Upon entering this delightful shop I felt both comfortable and thoroughly impressed with not only the staff but the uniqueness of its offerings."


"Leal has both casual & formal wear, along with an amazingly eclectic variety of accessories. The entire team at Leal will ensure you look great and feel confident & for me that’s the epitome of fashion. Style all your own & true quality to invest in your closet."


"I have been shopping at Leal boutique for over 20 years and I still have some original pieces from back then. What can I say? The fabrics are incredible, the lines are classic And there is always a twist to make it unique. It is my go to store for everything. Connie Leal knows exactly how to fit the body and pull outfits together. She and her crew are outstanding at looking at you and Voila, you look fabulous! Connie is the best in this city and is worth every compliment I have ever heard about her. The clothes speak for themselves...the fabrics drape on the body, the colors dance. I’d call Leal understated elegance."