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The tiny-footed Cindarellas of the footwear world finally have a place to try on shoes that fit. The Little Shoe Store, which opened on the Lower East Side last weekend, stocks women's sizes three through six, making it a godsend for petite customers who've gotten used to shopping at kids' stores. Owner Sydney Pringle tells DNAinfo that she was inspired by a life of footwear hardship; she recalls stuffing newspaper into a pair of size five heels for a job interview.
Pringle began selling shoes online two years ago, then started holding weekly pop-ups last September. Eventually she teamed up with Sindy Sagastume, owner of little-shoe company the Odd Slipper, and the two decided to open a permanent shop with cute shoes at low prices (flats for $30, boots for up to $188.) They think there's room to grow in the odd-sized footwear game: Later this year, they're going to start carrying shoes in sizes ten through thirteen.
· Little Shoe Store for Tiny Feet Finds Home on Orchard Street [DNAinfo]
· The Little Shoe Store [Official Site]