11 Of the Best Shoe Stores in New York City

Stay clear of always busy Macy’s, Steve Madden, and DSW Warehouse next time you need a new pair of shoes. Check out these smaller shops to find the cutest pairs of shoes that your coworkers will be asking you, “OMG where did you find these?”

1. Shoe Market: 160 N 6th St Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718-388-8495)

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Find your next favorite shoe here because you’ll be able to walk to work and back in these without feeling a thing! Prices can range from under $100 up to $450, so make sure to look around the whole market before picking out the most expensive pair.

2. No.6: 6 Centre Market Pl New York, NY 10013 (212-226-5759)

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This place has every clog boot you have probably ever seen in your life, but they also carry sandals and wedges all for under $300 so you’ll probably be leaving this place with more than one cute pair.

3. Kathryn Amberleigh: 219 Mott St New York, NY 10012 (212-625-3933)

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Kathryn naturally displays her shoes throughout the store and has so much variety on the types and looks of shoes. Most of them look one-of-a-kind and are usually no cheaper than $200 but not over $400.

4. Dolce Vita: 255 Elizabeth St. New York, NY 10012 (212-226-0635)

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Recently moved to a trendier spot on Elizabeth St., the new space is stocked with footwear from the regular, DV8, and DV by Dolce Vita collections, as well as  beautiful women’s clothing to match.

5. Galeria Melissa: 102 Greene St New York, NY 10012 (212) 775-1950


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If you love the jelly-shoe trend, look no further! They have the original style as well as wedges and heels. They have collaborated with Jason Wu, Vivienne Westwood, and Gareth Pugh. Buying a couple pairs will be easy since they range from $65 to $150!

6. United Nude: 25 Bond St New York, NY 10012 (212-420-6000)

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Basic styles have never looked better! These shoes have their own unique twists including think ballet flats with small block heels, wedges that resemble a Möbius band, mosaic peep-toes, and pumps with chair feet.

7. Leffot: 10 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 (212-989-4577)


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This is the only shop on the list that sells only men’s shoes. The owner, Steven Taffel, seems to know everything and anything about men’s footwear so head in with tons of questions you’ve gathered over the years. The prices are a little steep but you can’t put a price on perfection.

8. Jean Michel Cazabat: 350 Bleecker Street New York, NY 646-669-8508

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This intimate boutique has plenty of heels that will steal any show. While most of them look designer and super expensive, you can get them for less than $300.

9. Pierre Hardy: 30 Jane Street New York, New York 10014 (646-449-0070)

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This designer is known for graphic details and color blocking which are inspired by architecture —his shoes are artful and confident. Since they are designer, expect to dip into your savings to splurge on these heels.
10. Christian Louboutin: 59 Horatio Street New York, NY 10014 (212-255-1910)

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The iconic red bottoms of course made the list. The brand only boutique will have every red bottom you’ve been craving and even has a men’s store right around the corner. If you walk into here, plan on spending your entire paycheck for these beautiful shoes.

11. Nicholas Kirkwood: 807 Washington Street New York, NY 10014 (646-559-5239)

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Located in the meat packing district, the designers first U.S store has an outdoor garden and heels selling for close to $1,000. Most popular heels have to be the ones with the laser-cut detail.

1 Comment
    • Liz
    • July 30, 2015
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    Excuse me while I go run to all of these stores!

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