160 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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.
New York, NY 10024
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
22 Cortlandt St.
New York, NY 10007
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.
Tip Top Shoes
155 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023
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.
276 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
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.