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The 5 Best Shops For Spring & Summertime Shoes In NY

April 10, 2013 6:00 AM

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Ladies, you know this: You absolutely, positively cannot have enough shoes. Perfect for updating your wardrobe for the new season — or for showing off perfectly pedicured toes — the right pair of kicks can make you feel like a million bucks.  Want to strut your stuff in style? From sultry, transparent stilettos to chocolate country brogues, here are NYC’s most fabulous emporiums of everything shoe, bound to have you looking like you own the city all spring, into summer.
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Shoe Market
160 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, New York 11211
(718) 388-8495
www.shoemarketnyc.com

Looking for comfy, Melissa Campana Zig Zags on the cheap? Are Jeffrey Campbell’s futuristic, chunky-heeled Brittneys more your style? Shoe lovers of all ages will find up-to-the-minute looks for men, women and kids at this Billyburg institution, from an unending range of the hottest designers. Riviera classic French lounge shoes for him are $75 in summer’s elegant neutrals and Matiko Footwear Lilos for her can be found in a riot of colors, but are priced to sell out fast.  From classic to sci-fi, Shoe Market has it all.

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Photo Credit: Harry’s Shoes via Facebook

Harry’s Shoes
2299 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(866) 442-7797
www.harrys-shoes.com

Upper West Side gem Harry’s has been shoeing those-in-the-know since the 1930s. While styles have changed over time, Harry’s commitment to quality, customer service and reasonable prices has not. Featuring a massive selection of top-brand footwear for men and women, Harry’s stocks American and European favorites like Thierry Rabotin, Merrell, Birkenstock, Bruno Magli, and Fitflop. Casual summer sandals for men and women range from under $50 to $200.  Colorful kids’ shoes are just a hop, skip and jump down the block at sister store 2315 Broadway.

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Century 21 Department Store

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Century 21 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

22 Cortlandt St.
New York, NY  10007
(212) 227-9092
www.c21stores.com

Full-service department store C21 offers the world at around 65 percent off regular retail. From handbags to designer linens, you can find your heart’s desire over and over again, but the jewel in the crown is the shoe department. Century 21 stocks an amazing collection of this season’s most tastefully-curated shoes, from name-brands and designers like Calvin Klein, DKNY, Bostonian and Kate Spade. You won’t know what to reach for first, at prices that make you feel a teensy bit like you’re stealing. Go have fun at over 7 locations; the only thing you won’t be able to buy here is real estate.

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Photo Credit: Tip Top Shoes via Facebook

Tip Top Shoes
155 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY  10023
(212) 787-4960
www.tiptopshoes.com

Tip Top Shoes is a great resource for incredibly well-made, active and athletic footwear for New Yorkers on-the-go. Walkers and runners make their way here for reasonably-priced, comfy brands like Five Fingers, Birkenstock and Fitflop. Fashion labels Fly London and selected Steve Madden heels are no wall flowers, and let you satisfy your day and night time personas. Grab a pair of Sperry boat shoes while you’re here, or cutie-patooty little girl’s Jumping Jacks for the mini-fashionista in your life.

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Irregular Choice
276 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3404
www.irregularchoice.com

Fresh, fun and original, Irregular Choice’s designer and founder, Dan Sullivan, takes up-to-the-minute trend and turns it into something completely unique, irreverent and slightly left-of-center. Print-fabric, block-heeled Aphrodites at $145 rock summer’s polka-dots in three colors. Breathable, velvet Zoros for men sport pinstripes, embroidery and a $115 price tag, but look like a million bucks. Irregular Choice is part gallery and part happening. Come for the shoes, but stay for the celeb parade.

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Corey Whelan is a freelance writer in New York. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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