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The acronym for the store DSW (Discount Shoe Warehouse) should indicate to shoppers that the Downtown Crossing venue is Boston's best bet for buying cheaper footwear fare. Nearby Macy*s and Marshalls, which also offer shoe shopping opportunities, certainly have the name recognition factor in their favor.
Yet for those looking for a really special style of sandals or the latest in loafer looks, you footwear fashionista should check out the following shoe stores in the Boston area:
- Beacon Hill boutique Moxie carries designer shoes from beautifully beaded Rafe flats to sky-high, Nicole Miller stilettos. Moxie may have the market on shopping in Boston for hip and trendy footwear, but remember these high fashion shoes also mean higher prices.
- Thom Brown for shoe shoppers on Newbury Street combines cutting-edge style at slashed costs when compared to other Boston area footwear boutiques. Hot labels in the footwear fashion world all can be found at Thom Brown, including Chinese Laundry, Kenneth Cole and Two Lips. Whether you're looking for a brand-new boots, shoes to wear to work or funky flip-flops for the beach, Thom Brown in Boston has a wide variety of shoe styles for any season and any occasion.
- Cambridge certainly has its fair share of shoe shopping spots. Tannery has on sale popular shoe brands including Asics, Uggs and Lacoste. Those seeking more cutting-edge footwear fashion should check out the contemporary styles at the Tess & Carlos boutique.
- Don't worry guys! We haven't forgotten about you. George Davis Mens Shoe store in Boston and Milton's upscale location in Chestnut Hill have guys going shopping for footwear fully covered.