Cesare Paciotti is the place to go if you are looking for sexy women's footwear. Lots of stiletto heels and the boots are outrageous, many going up over the knee. If you are looking for a romantic gift for a very special lady you could do much worse than buying some shoes here.
Bruno Magli makes a great pair of shoes. These are understated, elegant shoes that unfortunately came to promenience during the OJ trial, talk about negative celebrity endorsements. The salesstaff are very friendly and the shoes are extremely well crafted. They are expensive but most really nice things in this life are.
Bally of Switzerland makes some of the nicest mens and womens shoes you will ever see. They are imported in from Switzerland and they carry both enduring classics, mens shoes that will be wearable 20 years from now, and very stylish up to the moment shoes also. A nice mix and a great stff. Beware of a little sticker shock when you see how much these shoes run but if you want a really nice pair of shoes you really cant do much better than Ballys.
Zara's is like a mini woman's department store all in a small boutique. They have racks of nice designer clothes, some great shoes, plenty of accessories (belts, bags etc.) and a decent assortment of cosmetics. You can do some serious shopping here and the staff are nice and friendly.
My wife suffered a foot injury and now wears orthotics in her shoes. It was hard finding shoes at regular shoes stores that could accomodate the space the orthotics needed. She went to Yorke Fashion Comfort Center and found all of her needs were takens care of. The shoes were attractive and designed to easily accomodate her orthotics She found the staff very helpful and plans on shopping there again.
Via Spiga has a tremendous selection of very trendy, chic, uberhip shoes. Everything is imported from Europe and has that futuristic look to them. The staff is nice and if you can afford it you'll own an interesting in the moment pair of shoes.
Varda Shoes is a hip upscale shoe emporium. The service is great, one could say exceptional, and they have a lot of really nice shoes. The shoes can be pricey but they do hold sales where they drastically mark down obsolete inventory and you cna get some great deals.
If you are heading down to the South Street Seaport and also need a pair of shoes than a visit to Team Shoes is called for. They carry many of the top designers such as Alden, Allen Edmonds, Cole-Haan, Mephisto, Ecco, Rockport, Clarks, Timberland, Sebago among others. The sales staff is great and will help you pick whatever it is you're looking for. Well worth a visit when you are in the neighbprhood.
As a kid I grew up on a steady diet of Stride Rite shoes and was saddened to find there were no Stride Rite stores in Manhattan. Then one day while shopping at Macys we found they have a Stride Rite boutique on the seventh floor. Unfortunately it is not kept up and is quite messy but we were able to locate a nice pair of little girls party shoes really fast at a great price so we were pleased with the experience. The saleshelp in this area is spotty so be prepared to spend a little more time than you would like but if you always liked the Stride Rite brand this is the place to find them.
My nineteen year old daughter loves Steve Madden shoes and so do most of her friends. They have a funky feel to them and even though they are funky they don't look cheap which is sometimes a difficult look to pull off.