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13 Places to Buy Sandals and Summer Shoes in New York City

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With the temperatures rising and our toes freshly painted, it's time to update our map of summer sandal shopping destinations. We've left off some of the big names from the traditional shoe map to focus on the places that really do open-toe right, whether it's a customized hand-crafted pair of leather gladiators made for stomping the sidewalk or sturdy flip-flops that'll take you all the way down on the A train to Rockaway Beach.

The stores listed here also cover a range of price points, in case you want to spend your summer wardrobe budget on happy hour margaritas (no judgement). Click below for 13 places that'll make your naked feet happy.


Research assistance by Paula Ya-Jen Ho

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1. Tani

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2020 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
(212) 595-1338
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This Upper West Side stalwart offers a solid selection of both men's and women's sandal styles at reasonable prices, so finding a pair you like shouldn't prove too challenging. They've also got locations on 72nd Street and, as of April, the Lower East Side.

2. Sand By Saya

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37 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018
(646) 450-3308
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Though New York City and flip flops aren't a natural pairing, designer Saya Fukuda designed her bright and funky shoes to be worn during commutes or after a long night stomping in five-inch heels. The styles are even named after local neighborhoods, plus some Hamptons locales. [Photo]

3. Urban Outfitters

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1333 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
(212) 239-1673
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The latest outpost of Urban Outfitters boasts a 3,000-square-foot shoe department and a big mix compared to their usual offerings—think Rachel Comey, Modern Vice, and See by Chloe—which also lends itself to a big mix in price points. [Photo by Driely S.]

4. Aldo

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97 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 229-9865
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If you're anything like us, your sandals are probably going to take a beating this summer, which is why it's probably worth it to be a little frugal. Stock up on a few two-digit pairs at Aldo, rather than splurging on one expensive pair at Barneys. [Photo]

5. Havaianas Summer Pop-Up

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74 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
The pop-up shop is back again for the second summer season in a row in the Meatpacking District. While you could find the Brazilian brand all over the city, this location is the only one to boast its own 'Make Your Own' customizable station. [Photo]

6. Piperlime

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121 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 343-4284
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Shoe shopping is one of the hardest things to do online, but Piperlime makes it easy with their Soho brick-and-mortar location. You can try sandals on in the store, sleep on it, and order online first thing in the morning—or return a less-than-perfect pair that you had delivered to your house at the store. [Photo]

7. Galeria Melissa

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102 Greene St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 775-1950
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If you prefer your sandals plastic, look no further than Melissa's Greene Street shop. Check out the affordable jelly styles from the brand's own labels, as well as their frequent collaborations, which have included everyone from Vivienne Westwood to Karl Lagerfeld. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

8. Coclico

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275 Mott St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-5462
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All the sandals sold from this eco-conscious line have a bit of height to them, whether it's a simple straight platform or a 3.5-inch wooden heel, making them sleek enough to go from work to rooftop happy hour. [Photo]

9. Sigerson Morrison

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28 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-3893
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You'll find both basic styles as well as bright, on-trend sandals at Sigerson Morrison's Prince Street boutique from both the main line and Belle by Sigerson Morrison. Prices will run a little higher (typically anywhere from $200 to over $400), but they're currently having a summer sale here and online. [Photo by Driely S.]

10. Jutta Neumann New York

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355 E 4th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 982-7048
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German-born Neumann has been hand-crafting leather goods from this Alphabet City spot since 1994. Think of her custom-order sandals as an investment piece—no one else will have them, and you won't have to spend money on another pair for years to come. [Photo]

11. Matt Bernson

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20 Harrison St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-7634
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Matt Bernson's Tribeca boutique is filled with casual, cool, easy styles that'll last and go with just about anything. And they're all celeb-approved—Bernson counts Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis, and Naomi Watts as fans.

12. MooShoes

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78 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-6512
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From strappy flats meant for boardwalks to wedges meant for date night, there's a vegan sandal here for every occasion. Many of their styles are now on sale, meaning you could snag cruelty-free shoes for just $20. [Photo]

13. Shoe Market

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160 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 388-8495
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Williamsburg's locally-owned shoe destination carries brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Swedish Hasbeens, Seychelles, Rachel Comey and more. It spawned off from Mini Mini Market, which has since closed. [Photo by William Chan]

1. Tani

2020 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
This Upper West Side stalwart offers a solid selection of both men's and women's sandal styles at reasonable prices, so finding a pair you like shouldn't prove too challenging. They've also got locations on 72nd Street and, as of April, the Lower East Side.
2020 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

2. Sand By Saya

37 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
Though New York City and flip flops aren't a natural pairing, designer Saya Fukuda designed her bright and funky shoes to be worn during commutes or after a long night stomping in five-inch heels. The styles are even named after local neighborhoods, plus some Hamptons locales. [Photo]
37 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018

3. Urban Outfitters

1333 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
The latest outpost of Urban Outfitters boasts a 3,000-square-foot shoe department and a big mix compared to their usual offerings—think Rachel Comey, Modern Vice, and See by Chloe—which also lends itself to a big mix in price points. [Photo by Driely S.]
1333 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

4. Aldo

97 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10003
If you're anything like us, your sandals are probably going to take a beating this summer, which is why it's probably worth it to be a little frugal. Stock up on a few two-digit pairs at Aldo, rather than splurging on one expensive pair at Barneys. [Photo]
97 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10003

5. Havaianas Summer Pop-Up

74 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014
The pop-up shop is back again for the second summer season in a row in the Meatpacking District. While you could find the Brazilian brand all over the city, this location is the only one to boast its own 'Make Your Own' customizable station. [Photo]
74 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

6. Piperlime

121 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
Shoe shopping is one of the hardest things to do online, but Piperlime makes it easy with their Soho brick-and-mortar location. You can try sandals on in the store, sleep on it, and order online first thing in the morning—or return a less-than-perfect pair that you had delivered to your house at the store. [Photo]
121 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012

7. Galeria Melissa

102 Greene St, New York, NY 10012
If you prefer your sandals plastic, look no further than Melissa's Greene Street shop. Check out the affordable jelly styles from the brand's own labels, as well as their frequent collaborations, which have included everyone from Vivienne Westwood to Karl Lagerfeld. [Photo: Brian Harkin]
102 Greene St
New York, NY 10012

8. Coclico

275 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
All the sandals sold from this eco-conscious line have a bit of height to them, whether it's a simple straight platform or a 3.5-inch wooden heel, making them sleek enough to go from work to rooftop happy hour. [Photo]
275 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

9. Sigerson Morrison

28 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
You'll find both basic styles as well as bright, on-trend sandals at Sigerson Morrison's Prince Street boutique from both the main line and Belle by Sigerson Morrison. Prices will run a little higher (typically anywhere from $200 to over $400), but they're currently having a summer sale here and online. [Photo by Driely S.]
28 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

10. Jutta Neumann New York

355 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009
German-born Neumann has been hand-crafting leather goods from this Alphabet City spot since 1994. Think of her custom-order sandals as an investment piece—no one else will have them, and you won't have to spend money on another pair for years to come. [Photo]
355 E 4th St
New York, NY 10009

11. Matt Bernson

20 Harrison St, New York, NY 10013
Matt Bernson's Tribeca boutique is filled with casual, cool, easy styles that'll last and go with just about anything. And they're all celeb-approved—Bernson counts Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis, and Naomi Watts as fans.
20 Harrison St
New York, NY 10013

12. MooShoes

78 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
From strappy flats meant for boardwalks to wedges meant for date night, there's a vegan sandal here for every occasion. Many of their styles are now on sale, meaning you could snag cruelty-free shoes for just $20. [Photo]
78 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

13. Shoe Market

160 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Williamsburg's locally-owned shoe destination carries brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Swedish Hasbeens, Seychelles, Rachel Comey and more. It spawned off from Mini Mini Market, which has since closed. [Photo by William Chan]
160 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249