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15 of LA's Best Shoe Shops, From Sandals to Skyscrapers

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Contrary to what some New Wave pop outfit says, people do actually walk in LA—a fact often overlooked given the plethora of places that specialize in outfitting the feet of Angelenos. Our town is teeming with top-notch options for replenishing every inch of your shoe closet (or cubby) each season, which makes this an opportune time to refresh last year's guide to LA's best shoe shops.

While we've ditched fast fashion chains like Steve Madden and Aldo in favor of expertly curated indie boutiques like Opening Ceremony and luxe consignment shop Decades, our list wouldn't be complete without high-end shoe havens like Barneys New York and trendy retailer Topshop. With that, here's our handy alphabetized map for finding everything from platforms and peep-toes to sneakers and skyscrapers and every pair in between.

See something missing? As always, sound off in the comments or shoot a note to our tipline to submit suggestions for the next round.

· 12 of the Best Shoe Stores In Los Angeles [Racked]
· LA's Best Shoe Shopping: The Racked LA Hotlist [Racked]

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1. Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

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9570 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 276-4400
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It's no indie store, but the luxury retailer deserves its place on the list for its overwhelming selection of beautiful (and pricey) designer shoes, from Alaia, Chloé and Louboutin on the main floor to cult fave designers like Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim on the third floor Co-Op department. [Image: Next Image Photo]

2. 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. [Image: Christian Louboutin]

3. Decadestwo.1

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8214 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-1960
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These aren't just your average closet castaways. Decades' contemporary floor offers gently worn (and sometimes brand-spanking-new) designer shoes culled from wardrobes of well-heeled consignors, from the rich and famous to just plain rich. On the couture floor, find names like Dior and Chanel (there's a reason why Rachel Zoe shops here). The boutique's $150 shoe sale is not to miss, too. [Image: Yelp]

4. 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, Prada and Valentino in its shoe section. [Image: Elyse Walker]

5. Fred Segal Feet

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8100 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Talk about eclectic: Fred Segal Feet carries everything from classic Prada ballet slippers (in kiddie sizes, too) and dainty Valentino kitten heels to spiked Louboutins, weirdo Margiela models and sky high Giuseppe Zanotti platforms. Though the focus is mainly on pricy statement shoes, you can also find quirky basics from Rachel Comey and other indie designers. [Image: Foursquare]

6. John Fluevog Shoes

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7475 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 951-9555
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True to his funky-sounding Scandinavian name, the Canadian shoe designer's Melrose outpost stocks an array of statement-making steppers. Think Victorian-meets-modern day art student, like quirky sculptured heels fit for the Queen of Hearts. [Image:Yelp]

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. [Image via]

8. 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. [Image: Mona Moore]

9. Opening Ceremony

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451 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 652-1120
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There's a reason why OC is also on our essential list. In addition to being at the forefront of high-end, cult-fave fashion, this ultra-cool mini department store offers the same aesthetic for its shoes, stocking its own in-house line alongside designers like Repetto to Rodarte to Comme des Garcons x Converse and more. [Image: Opening Ceremony]

10. rag & bone

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8533 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Rag & Bone’s booties alone have inspired a cult following among Hollywood starlets and LA blogstars alike. [Image: Rag & Bone]

11. 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. [Image: Re-Mix]

12. 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.

13. Topshop Topman

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
It's no wonder the trendy Brit retailer's second-floor shoe salon requires a dedicated specialist: from classic day-to-night strappy heels to chunky platforms as seen on the runways, Topshop's ace footwear department stocks the latest trends at fairly affordable prices. [Image via]

14. UNDFTD

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112 1/2 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-5434
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It may be the shoe store of choice for LA's most obsessed sneakerheads—showcasing ultra limited edition kicks that attract a two-day queue of dudes waiting to acquire them—but it's pretty much a full-service family footwear store, offering a serious selection of popular (Converse, Nike, Toms) and hard-to-find (Jordans, etc.) sneakers for men, women and children. They're also located at 3827 W Sunset Blvd and 2654 Main Street in Santa Monica. [Image: Foursquare]

15. 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. [Image: Vamp Shoes]

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1. Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

9570 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
It's no indie store, but the luxury retailer deserves its place on the list for its overwhelming selection of beautiful (and pricey) designer shoes, from Alaia, Chloé and Louboutin on the main floor to cult fave designers like Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim on the third floor Co-Op department. [Image: Next Image Photo]
9570 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

2. 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. [Image: Christian Louboutin]
650 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. Decadestwo.1

8214 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
These aren't just your average closet castaways. Decades' contemporary floor offers gently worn (and sometimes brand-spanking-new) designer shoes culled from wardrobes of well-heeled consignors, from the rich and famous to just plain rich. On the couture floor, find names like Dior and Chanel (there's a reason why Rachel Zoe shops here). The boutique's $150 shoe sale is not to miss, too. [Image: Yelp]
8214 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

4. 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, Prada and Valentino in its shoe section. [Image: Elyse Walker]
15306 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades Commercial Village
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

5. Fred Segal Feet

8100 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Talk about eclectic: Fred Segal Feet carries everything from classic Prada ballet slippers (in kiddie sizes, too) and dainty Valentino kitten heels to spiked Louboutins, weirdo Margiela models and sky high Giuseppe Zanotti platforms. Though the focus is mainly on pricy statement shoes, you can also find quirky basics from Rachel Comey and other indie designers. [Image: Foursquare]
8100 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

6. John Fluevog Shoes

7475 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
True to his funky-sounding Scandinavian name, the Canadian shoe designer's Melrose outpost stocks an array of statement-making steppers. Think Victorian-meets-modern day art student, like quirky sculptured heels fit for the Queen of Hearts. [Image:Yelp]
7475 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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. [Image via]
8130 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. 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. [Image: Mona Moore]
1112 Abbot Kinney
Venice, CA

9. Opening Ceremony

451 N LA Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
There's a reason why OC is also on our essential list. In addition to being at the forefront of high-end, cult-fave fashion, this ultra-cool mini department store offers the same aesthetic for its shoes, stocking its own in-house line alongside designers like Repetto to Rodarte to Comme des Garcons x Converse and more. [Image: Opening Ceremony]
451 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

10. rag & bone

8533 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Rag & Bone’s booties alone have inspired a cult following among Hollywood starlets and LA blogstars alike. [Image: Rag & Bone]
8533 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

11. 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. [Image: Re-Mix]
7605 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

12. 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

13. Topshop Topman

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
It's no wonder the trendy Brit retailer's second-floor shoe salon requires a dedicated specialist: from classic day-to-night strappy heels to chunky platforms as seen on the runways, Topshop's ace footwear department stocks the latest trends at fairly affordable prices. [Image via]
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

14. UNDFTD

112 1/2 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
It may be the shoe store of choice for LA's most obsessed sneakerheads—showcasing ultra limited edition kicks that attract a two-day queue of dudes waiting to acquire them—but it's pretty much a full-service family footwear store, offering a serious selection of popular (Converse, Nike, Toms) and hard-to-find (Jordans, etc.) sneakers for men, women and children. They're also located at 3827 W Sunset Blvd and 2654 Main Street in Santa Monica. [Image: Foursquare]
112 1/2 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

15. 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. [Image: Vamp Shoes]
1951 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027