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It's time to update our annual shoe shopping guide, where we recommend the best places to dress up your feet. Some changes to last year's map include the addition of high-end department stores, many of which experienced drastic transformations on their shoe floors. We've also added local favorite Matt Bernson, some high-end names like Manolo Blahnik and Stubbs & Wooton, and more affordable choices like Vince Camuto.
What's also important is what we did not add, and that includes accessories brands that are just as focused on their other products as their shoes (like Jimmy Choo and Roger Vivier). We also decided to leave off where to get sneakers (despite their major fashion moment), from the Nike flagship store to specialty shops like Flight Club—we'll revisit those another time.
And one more note: Most of these stores focus on women's footwear, though some location also carry men's products. Check out our map of 25 stores below. Thoughts? Suggestions? Leave them in the comments section.
Update: Jean-Michel Cazabet is now an Ash pop-up shop (the two brands are owned by the same company).