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Six Reasons Why April 2012 Is a Great Month for Shoes

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Summer brings short skirts and bare legs and about a million weddings, so spring is the time to stock up on heels. Six reasons to start making room in your closet:

1) The Jimmy Choo sample sale starts Thursday. 'Nuff said.

2) Charlotte Olympia is opening this month, and they've finally revealed the address. Look for stilettos and platforms by street style star and footwear designer Charlotte Dellal at 22 E. 65th Street off Madison Avenue.

3) Also opening: Nicholas Kirkwood. We knew his Meatpacking District store would open sometime before the fall, but now New York tells us it's due to launch by the end of the month.

4) This one's for the boys: Maison Kitsuné's launching April 18 with an exclusive loafer.

5) Dolce Vita, Lower East Side temple of affordable on-trend footwear, opens in Nolita tomorrow.

6) Matt Bernson opened. You've heard a lot about him lately, so let's just summarize in the form of a haiku: Handsome guy, cute shoes / new store on Harrison Street / also has a dog.

· Mystery of the Day: Where Will Charlotte Olympia Open? [Racked NY]
· ;Nomad Hotel Boutique Maison Kitsuné Will Stock Aesop, Monocle [RNY]
· The New Step Class [NY Mag]

Jimmy Choo Fifth Avenue

716 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065 212-759-7078 Visit Website

Maison Kitsuné

1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 212-481-6010 Visit Website

Charlotte Olympia

22 East 65th Street, New York , NY 10065 (212) 744-1842 Visit Website

Nicholas Kirkwood

807 Washington Street, New York , NY 10014 (646) 559-5239 Visit Website