Attention fashionistas: Fall is here, which means it’s time to step up your shoe game for the new season. From cheetah pumps to ankle booties and python sling-backs, here are five metroplex boutiques where you should be shoe shopping right now.
6730 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
Owners Sebastian and Kobie Ahmadi have the Midas touch when it comes to fashion, their fifteen year old boutique in Snider Plaza is a shining example. This is where you’ll want to go for hot-off-the-press new labels as well as exclusives from the likes of Missoni, Chloe and Alexander Wang. It’s also a first port of call for show-stopping shoes, many of which you won’t find anywhere else in town. Autumn hits include fabulous shearling-lined wedge boots by Chloé and killer python-chocolate suede sling-backs by Paul Andrew. If you’re watching your purse strings, hit this place at the end of the season when you can snag shoes, clothes and handbags at 70 percent off.
3699 McKinney Ave, Suite 312
Dallas, TX 75204
New York designer Nicole Kwon has Dallas stitched up when it comes to the array of on-trend fashions lining the rails in her eponymous West Village boutique. Not only will you find handbags, jewelry and clothing lines by both established and emerging designers from around the globe, the shop’s fabulous selection of footwear will impress even the most discerning fashionistas. Look for fall runway-inspired gems such as cheetah pumps by Loeffler Randall and bootie pumps from the likes of Miista Gia, Rachel Comey and Dieppa Restrepo. Be sure to check the website regularly for sales, recent finds included sandals marked at 50 percent off.
6105 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
This Park Cities consignment shop houses a dazzling array of clothes, jewelry and accessories. And as you’d expect from this part of town, the pickings are prime; with labels that include heavy hitters, like Prada, Dior and Christian Louboutin. Even better is the fact that most all of it has been discounted up to 70 percent off retail prices. Sure, it’s gently used, but no one has to know that you scored those stunning Chanel flats and Jimmy Choo shoes for less than $200.
2959 Crockett St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
On top of a stellar online boutique, Dawn Keifer’s West 7th gem is certainly worth browsing in the flesh, if only to grasp the delightful mix of designer apparel and accessories that she keeps stocked in her stunning shop. Along with show-stopping dresses, handbags and jewelry, You’ll find a terrific collection of footwear from the likes of Rachel Comey, Charles Philip and Castaner to name a few. Lane-Knight offers such a broad spectrum of styles and price points, that if you can’t find something to buy, you simply aren’t looking hard enough.
3000 S. Hulen
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Though the company has sprouted into selling handbags and jewelry, it’s the shoe business that has made this place Fort Worth’s go-to-spot for footwear for over 60 years; and there’s a reason for this. The store, with a second location on Camp Bowie, showcases everything from sophisticated styles by Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade to cutting-edge labels like Dana Davis and Sam Edelman. As well as specializing in hard-to-find sizes, this spot is a shoe-in for fashion-savvy shoppers on a budget; as Stanley Eisenman frequently has sales offering more than half-off on its designer treasures.