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New season, new shoes. The name of the autumnal game is boots and they come in so many completely necessary varietals: suede ankle, leather over-the-knee, flat biker, stacked wooden heel. From unbelievable designer pickings to utilitarian snow-kickers, we've rounded up the fifteen best stores to shop for boots in NYC. You first step is after the jump.


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1. Barneys New York

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660 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10065
(212) 826-8900
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The shoe collections at this behemoth department store include everything from contemporary designers to high-end heavy hitters. Come for Loeffler Randall, and get tempted with Alaïa. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

2. Bergdorf Goodman

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754 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-7300
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With a selection that's deep in high-end designer brands like Prada, Valentino, Manolo, YSL, and more, be forewarned: A trip to the Bergdorf shoe salon might make writing that rent check on time a little difficult. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

3. Saks Fifth Avenue

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611 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-4000
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If a shoe floor has its own zipcode, it means business. 10022-SHOE includes footwear from Carven, Jason Wu, Pierre Hardy, Proenza Schouler and more. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

4. Dr. Martens

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868 Broadway
New York City, NY 10003
(646) 449-0086
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Dr. Martens added this Union Square outpost to their NYC arsenal earlier this year. Shop the classics alongside special editions while your patient partner flops in the store's generous leather seating options. [Photo]

5. The Frye Company

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113 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-3793
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A no-brainer when it comes to rough-and-tough footwear, Frye is a leather fanatic's one-stop stomping grounds for everything from motorcycle boots to combat boots to riding boots and more. [Photo]

6. Coclico

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275 Mott St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-5462
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Eco-friendly, locally-owned, and designed with simplicity in mind—what's not to love? Coclico offers the kind of essential boot silhouettes that blend seamlessly into your wardrobe, never stealing the show. [Photo]

7. Rag & Bone

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73 East Houston
New York, NY 10012
(212) 777-2210
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While the beloved brand has a host of NYC stores, the Nolita shop is noteworthy for its dedicated shoe room. Practical—but stylish—stacked wooden heels are the bread and butter here. [Photo]

8. Dolce Vita

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255 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-0635
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To the knee or the to the ankle, flat or toweringly tall, Dolce Vita covers all of the boot bases with wallet-friendly panache and trend-right details. The store also stocks their even lower priced line, DV. [Photo]

9. Wolverine Company Store

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242 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-3133
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After flirting with Nolita by way of a long-running pop up, Wolverine finally made it official by opening a permanent store this summer. The 125-year-old brand is known for its durable work boots, but they know how to keep the merch current, as evidenced by a collab with Samantha Pleet. [Photo]

10. Sigerson Morrison

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28 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-3893
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Sigerson Morrison's flagship stocks the brand's entire range, as well as their little sister line, Belle. This is your stop for sexy, on-trend booties. [Photo: Brian Harkin]

11. Fiorentini & Baker

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54 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7229
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This Italian brand prides itself on craftsmanship and quality materials. The vast boot collection runs the gamut from flat moto styles to knee-high heels, but never inches into the territory of flashy—or flash-in-the-pan. [Photo]

12. Madewell

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486 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-6954
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Madewell has hit the nail on the head in terms of perfectly-understated leather and suede boots for city gals. The store's own line includes biker and Chelsea boots, riding styles, and heeled booties that range from low to mid to high. Additionally, they carry a well-edited selection of H by Hudson and Rachel Comey styles. [Photo]

13. No. 6 Store

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6 Centre Market Pl
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-5759
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For years, this little boutique has been keeping hip New Yorkers stocked in surprisingly practical clog boots. They're warm, they're sturdy, and they look cool in the snow. [Photo]

14. Matt Bernson Tribeca

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20 Harrison St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-7634
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The designer's Tribeca shop carries a range of boot options from flat, shearling-lined boots that could show snow who's boss, as well as a healthy selection of cone-heeled booties for fair weather days. [Photo]

15. Shoe Market

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160 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 388-8495
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This Williamsburg mainstay is a great pick for a range of prices and styles. On the lower end, you'll find cool Cheap Monday styles and the best of what Jeffrey Campbell has to offer. On the higher end, shop Rachel Comey's greatest hits and seasonal releases. [Photo: William Chan]

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1. Barneys New York

660 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065
The shoe collections at this behemoth department store include everything from contemporary designers to high-end heavy hitters. Come for Loeffler Randall, and get tempted with Alaïa. [Photo: Brian Harkin]
660 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10065

2. Bergdorf Goodman

754 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10022
With a selection that's deep in high-end designer brands like Prada, Valentino, Manolo, YSL, and more, be forewarned: A trip to the Bergdorf shoe salon might make writing that rent check on time a little difficult. [Photo: Brian Harkin]
754 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022

3. Saks Fifth Avenue

611 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10022
If a shoe floor has its own zipcode, it means business. 10022-SHOE includes footwear from Carven, Jason Wu, Pierre Hardy, Proenza Schouler and more. [Photo: Brian Harkin]
611 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022

4. Dr. Martens

868 Broadway, New York City, NY 10003
Dr. Martens added this Union Square outpost to their NYC arsenal earlier this year. Shop the classics alongside special editions while your patient partner flops in the store's generous leather seating options. [Photo]
868 Broadway
New York City, NY 10003

5. The Frye Company

113 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
A no-brainer when it comes to rough-and-tough footwear, Frye is a leather fanatic's one-stop stomping grounds for everything from motorcycle boots to combat boots to riding boots and more. [Photo]
113 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012

6. Coclico

275 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
Eco-friendly, locally-owned, and designed with simplicity in mind—what's not to love? Coclico offers the kind of essential boot silhouettes that blend seamlessly into your wardrobe, never stealing the show. [Photo]
275 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

7. Rag & Bone

73 East Houston, New York, NY 10012
While the beloved brand has a host of NYC stores, the Nolita shop is noteworthy for its dedicated shoe room. Practical—but stylish—stacked wooden heels are the bread and butter here. [Photo]
73 East Houston
New York, NY 10012

8. Dolce Vita

255 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
To the knee or the to the ankle, flat or toweringly tall, Dolce Vita covers all of the boot bases with wallet-friendly panache and trend-right details. The store also stocks their even lower priced line, DV. [Photo]
255 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012

9. Wolverine Company Store

242 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
After flirting with Nolita by way of a long-running pop up, Wolverine finally made it official by opening a permanent store this summer. The 125-year-old brand is known for its durable work boots, but they know how to keep the merch current, as evidenced by a collab with Samantha Pleet. [Photo]
242 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012

10. Sigerson Morrison

28 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Sigerson Morrison's flagship stocks the brand's entire range, as well as their little sister line, Belle. This is your stop for sexy, on-trend booties. [Photo: Brian Harkin]
28 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

11. Fiorentini & Baker

54 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013
This Italian brand prides itself on craftsmanship and quality materials. The vast boot collection runs the gamut from flat moto styles to knee-high heels, but never inches into the territory of flashy—or flash-in-the-pan. [Photo]
54 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013

12. Madewell

486 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Madewell has hit the nail on the head in terms of perfectly-understated leather and suede boots for city gals. The store's own line includes biker and Chelsea boots, riding styles, and heeled booties that range from low to mid to high. Additionally, they carry a well-edited selection of H by Hudson and Rachel Comey styles. [Photo]
486 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

13. No. 6 Store

6 Centre Market Pl, New York, NY 10013
For years, this little boutique has been keeping hip New Yorkers stocked in surprisingly practical clog boots. They're warm, they're sturdy, and they look cool in the snow. [Photo]
6 Centre Market Pl
New York, NY 10013

14. Matt Bernson Tribeca

20 Harrison St, New York, NY 10013
The designer's Tribeca shop carries a range of boot options from flat, shearling-lined boots that could show snow who's boss, as well as a healthy selection of cone-heeled booties for fair weather days. [Photo]
20 Harrison St
New York, NY 10013

15. Shoe Market

160 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
This Williamsburg mainstay is a great pick for a range of prices and styles. On the lower end, you'll find cool Cheap Monday styles and the best of what Jeffrey Campbell has to offer. On the higher end, shop Rachel Comey's greatest hits and seasonal releases. [Photo: William Chan]
160 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249