The brand that invented boat shoes has opened its first NYC store, bringing preppy footwear to the Flatiron District. The large space has a nautical feel with a whitewashed wood facade, teak walls and a hanging handcrafted U.S. flag. Variations on the company’s original boat shoes for men and women take center stage—you’ll encounter gold metallic snakeskin ($95), color-blocked ($80) and blue suede ($90) versions—but there are plenty of other options as well. Women can pick up patent-leather loafers ($90) or summery canvas platforms with rope detailing ($225), while men can nab suede wing-tip oxfords ($160) and classy saddle shoes ($100). If you’re the type of shopper who doesn’t like being waited on by sales associates, you’ll love the store’s self-service stockroom, where you can grab the size you need in any style without having to ask for anybody’s help.
|Venue name:||Sperry Top-Sider|
103 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 17th and 18th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|