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12 of the Best Shoe Stores In Los Angeles

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"They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes," said Imelda Marcos, the notorious shoe hoarder and lover of glamour. Shoes are one of those wardrobe essentials that literally get walked into the ground and unlike certain Philippine-born millionaires, we still don't have enough of them. Whether you're looking for heels for a wedding, flats for the office or sneakers for the gym, we've rounded up 12 of the best LA resources for all your shoe needs. As always, let we know if we've missed your favorite in the comments.—Stephanie Chan


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1. Mona Moore

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1112 Abbot Kinney
Venice, CA
(310) 452-4070
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Mona Moore stocks rare, spendy options from designers you don't expect to see right next to the beach—Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Martin Margiela, Marni. Expect to drop a few hundred all the way up to more than a thousand per pair.

2. Steve Madden - 3rd Street Promenade

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1344 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 451-3630
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The rise of thick, chunky heels in the early '90s can basically be attributed to shoe pioneer Steve Madden, whose selection now pays tribute to the most of-the-moment trends out there. Find everything from work-appropriate pumps and casual flats to stripper-esque heels, all at a relative bargain.

3. elyse walker

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15306 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades Commercial Village
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Stretching across nearly an entire block on Antioch Street in Pacific Palisades, this specialty boutique displays Givenchy, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Nicholas Kirkwood, Aquazzura and Prada in its shoe section.

4. rag & bone

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8533 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 245-4816
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Rag & Bone’s booties have inspired a cult following among Hollywood starlets and fashionable ladies alike.

5. Aldo

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404 Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 550-7298
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Like Steve Madden, this Canadian-born retailer specializes in on-trend, super-affordable heels, boots, flats and sandals.

6. LF stores

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106 South Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 271-2727
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LF is statement shoe heaven, home to lots of eye-catching styles from the likes of Jeffrey Campbell and Kelsi Dagger.

7. Kathryn Amberleigh

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8130 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 272-3682
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Plain white walls are a perfect backdrop for designer Kathryn Kim's handmade, brightly colored, work-of-art shoes. The craftsmanship isn't necessarily reflected in the price—Kim keeps costs low by producing styles at her own factory.

8. Christian Louboutin

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650 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 247-9300
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Louboutin fans love the French designer's sky-high heels and of course, their iconic lipstick-red soles.

9. Nike Running The Grove

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189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 954-0450
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The newly-revamped Grove location has a nice selection of Nike's men's and women's sneakers as well as a full array of workout clothing.

10. Re-Mix

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7605 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-6210
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For retro lovers, Re-Mix boutique is a great resource. They specialize in never-worn styles from the '20s, '30s and '40s and also carry their own reproduction line.

11. Sportie LA

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7454 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
It can seem a little dusty and overstuffed, but for sneaker lovers this Melrose Avenue mainstay is a must-hit. They're packed to the gills with styles by Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Supra, Converse, New Balance, Superga and so many more.

12. Vamp Shoes

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1951 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 662-1150
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A small neighborhood boutique with a solid collection of footwear by the likes of Dolce Vita, Rachel Comey, Jeffrey Campbell and Frye.

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1. Mona Moore

1112 Abbot Kinney, Venice, CA
Mona Moore stocks rare, spendy options from designers you don't expect to see right next to the beach—Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Martin Margiela, Marni. Expect to drop a few hundred all the way up to more than a thousand per pair.
1112 Abbot Kinney
Venice, CA

2. Steve Madden - 3rd Street Promenade

1344 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
The rise of thick, chunky heels in the early '90s can basically be attributed to shoe pioneer Steve Madden, whose selection now pays tribute to the most of-the-moment trends out there. Find everything from work-appropriate pumps and casual flats to stripper-esque heels, all at a relative bargain.
1344 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA

3. elyse walker

15306 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades Commercial Village, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Stretching across nearly an entire block on Antioch Street in Pacific Palisades, this specialty boutique displays Givenchy, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Nicholas Kirkwood, Aquazzura and Prada in its shoe section.
15306 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades Commercial Village
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

4. rag & bone

8533 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Rag & Bone’s booties have inspired a cult following among Hollywood starlets and fashionable ladies alike.
8533 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. Aldo

404 Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
Like Steve Madden, this Canadian-born retailer specializes in on-trend, super-affordable heels, boots, flats and sandals.
404 Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA

6. LF stores

106 South Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
LF is statement shoe heaven, home to lots of eye-catching styles from the likes of Jeffrey Campbell and Kelsi Dagger.
106 South Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

7. Kathryn Amberleigh

8130 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Plain white walls are a perfect backdrop for designer Kathryn Kim's handmade, brightly colored, work-of-art shoes. The craftsmanship isn't necessarily reflected in the price—Kim keeps costs low by producing styles at her own factory.
8130 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. Christian Louboutin

650 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Louboutin fans love the French designer's sky-high heels and of course, their iconic lipstick-red soles.
650 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

9. Nike Running The Grove

189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The newly-revamped Grove location has a nice selection of Nike's men's and women's sneakers as well as a full array of workout clothing.
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

10. Re-Mix

7605 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
For retro lovers, Re-Mix boutique is a great resource. They specialize in never-worn styles from the '20s, '30s and '40s and also carry their own reproduction line.
7605 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. Sportie LA

7454 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
It can seem a little dusty and overstuffed, but for sneaker lovers this Melrose Avenue mainstay is a must-hit. They're packed to the gills with styles by Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Supra, Converse, New Balance, Superga and so many more.
7454 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

12. Vamp Shoes

1951 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
A small neighborhood boutique with a solid collection of footwear by the likes of Dolce Vita, Rachel Comey, Jeffrey Campbell and Frye.
1951 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027