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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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Barneys New York

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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]

Bergdorf Goodman

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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]

Saks Fifth Avenue

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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]

Dr. Martens

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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]

The Frye Company

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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]

Coclico

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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]

Rag & Bone

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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]

Dolce Vita

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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]

Wolverine Company Store

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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]

Sigerson Morrison

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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]

Fiorentini & Baker

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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]

Madewell

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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]

No. 6 Store

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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]

Matt Bernson Tribeca

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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]

Shoe Market

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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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Barneys New York

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]

Bergdorf Goodman

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]

Saks Fifth Avenue

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]

Dr. Martens

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]

The Frye Company

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]

Coclico

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]

Rag & Bone

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]

Dolce Vita

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]

Wolverine Company Store

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]

Sigerson Morrison

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]

Fiorentini & Baker

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]

Madewell

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]

No. 6 Store

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]

Matt Bernson Tribeca

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]

Shoe Market

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]