Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Best shoe stores for women

Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.

1/4
Harry's Shoes
2/4
Shoegasm
3/4
Shoe Market NYC
4/4
Tip Top Shoes

Best shoe stores for women

By Amanda Younger
Advertising

RECOMMENDED: Best places for shopping in NYC

Dolce Vita

Shopping Lower East Side

Founded in 2001, this is the go-to destination for women seeking shoes with serious sex appeal. The selection ranges from strappy leather sandals and platform pumps to belted booties and studded, open-toe motorcycle boots.

French Sole Shoes

Shopping Shoes Lenox Hill

Meet your one-stop shop for comfy ballet flats and manageable heels; the store has been in business since the 1980s and stocks more than 500 styles. On the flats front, you’ll find woven and quilted materials, solids and animal prints, and classy touches like bows and buckles. The heel selection is more limited, but we’re still head over, uh, heels for their selection of wedges and pumps.

Advertising

Harry's Shoes

Shopping Shoes Upper West Side

A smorgasbord of A-list shoe brands—UGG, Timberland, Frye, Rockport, Converse, Birkenstock, Cole Haan, Clarks, Hush Puppies and more—await at this shop, a staple of the Upper West Side since the 1930s.

Irregular Choice

Shopping Nolita

This boutique functions like a gallery, showcasing the arty, over-the-top styles of founder-designer Dan Sullivan, who has a penchant for geometrically daring wedges, sun-bright brocade fabrics and stunningly graphic leather boots.

Advertising

Kathryn Amberleigh

Shopping Nolita

Whoever coined the phrase shoe porn must’ve had this footwear designer’s Nolita boutique on the brain. Though many of the styles fall in the $300-plus ballpark, you won’t find a more creative fusion of mod swagger and boho style. For proof, just take a waltz in a pair of cracked-leather ankle boots with retro toe cutouts.

Moo Shoes

Shopping Lower East Side

Shoe fetishism and veganism make terrific bedmates at this 100 percent vegan shop, which stocks such reputable brands as Madden Girl, Saucony and Marais—as well as a host of veg-friendly purses, belts and jackets.

Advertising

Shoegasm

Shopping Shoes Tribeca

The clearance rack at this hip minichain is always worth checking—we’ve scored knee-high leather boots for under $40. Of course, the window displays are pretty tempting too—seeing how they’re always stocked with the latest designs from Seychelles, Dolce Vita, Chelsea Crew, Navid O Nadia, Naughty Monkey and more.

Shoe Market

Shopping Shoes Williamsburg

Looking for Jessica Simpson pumps? Go back to Manhattan. This Williamsburg boutique specializes in off-the-radar kicks by designers big and small, including Sperry, Justin and the inimitable Jeffrey Campbell.

Advertising

Tani

Shopping Shoes Upper West Side

Between the killer selection of flats and couches so comfortable you sink right in, you’ll want to try on shoes all day long at this upscale footwear emporium. Tani carries off-the-beaten-path international labels, such as Chie Mihara booties, Ash heels and Bensimon kicks, in neutral colors that easily integrate into wardrobes for everyday wear. If you like your Superga sneakers in flashy metallic gold or silver, hit the Broadway outpost, which carries many of the same brands in bolder patterns and brighter colors. This is one of those rare stores you can drag your boyfriend to: Guys will appreciate the beautifully crafted dress shoes, boots and sneakers from Rachel Comey, Gorilla and Gola. If the price tags ($50–$400) are too steep for your budget, hit the back room for sale items marked 25 to 70 percent off.

Tip Top Shoes

Shopping Shoes Upper West Side

This family-owned shop has been in the kicks business for more than 70 years, shilling men’s, women’s and children’s options from such labels as Adidas, Fly London, Ecco, Dr. Martens and Keds. The emphasis here is on comfort and wearability (read: great for sneakers, bad for fuck-me pumps).

Recommended

    You may also like

      Advertising