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Carrie Bradshaw once famously said: "The fact is, sometimes it's really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes. That's why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun."

Single or not, special shoes are always a good idea, which is why we're lucky that our city is stacked with killer kicks for every type of vibe. From errand-running shoes at Sportie LA on Melrose to statement stilettos at Elyse Walker in Pacific Palisades (pictured) to cruelty-free kicks at MooShoes in Silver Lake to Vegas heels (we all need 'em) at Lola Shoetique in DTLA, there truly is something for everyone.

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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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If you want to blow your entire paycheck in 15 minutes, we suggest perusing through this legendary luxury department store's ridic designer shoe stash, which features more Saint Laurent, Alaia, Chloé, Louboutin, and Manolo options than one could ever need. (JK, you need them all.) [Photo]

2. Decades

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8214 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-1960
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Home to the $150 shoe sale, this iconic vintage boutique offers 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). [Photo]

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 carries just about every It-shoe your heart desires, from Gianvito Rossi's strappy stiletto to Stella McCartney's fierce flatform. [Photo]

4. Mona Moore

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222 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 452-4070
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Recently relocated from its Abbot Kinney mainstay to a Main Street collective, Mona Moore stocks unique designer styles from cult-cool names like Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Martin Margiela, and Marni. Expect to drop some real cash for your dreamy pair here.

5. Opening Ceremony

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451 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 652-1120
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In addition to being at the forefront of high-end, cult-fave fashion, this ultra-cool concept shop carries a delightfully eclectic collection of footwear in its own little shop connected to the main store. Here you can discover hard-to-find styles by Repetto, Kenzo, Proenza Schouler, and Acne Studios, in addition to OC's own in-house line. [Photo]

6. 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. [Photo]

7. Re-Mix

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7605 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-6210
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For retro shoe lovers, this Beverly Boulevard boutique is a great resource. Re-Mix specializes in good-as-new styles from the '20s, '30s and '40s, and also carry their own reproduction line. [Photo]

8. 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. It's packed to the gills with rare styles by Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Supra, Converse, New Balance, Superga, and so many more. [Photo]

9. Topshop Topman

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-1085
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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. [Photo]

10. Undefeated

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111 La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-5434
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Last year, this La Brea District sneakerhead heaven relocated to a bigger, better shop across the street. Here you'll find all the dope Nike, Converse, New Balance, and Supra styles others will envy.

11. Vamp Shoes

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1951 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 662-1150
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This Los Feliz gem is a quaint neighborhood shop with a solid collection of footwear by the likes of Dolce Vita, Rachel Comey, Jeffrey Campbell, and Frye. [Photo]

12. MooShoes LA

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3116 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
This NY expat opened its first LA store in Silver Lake last year. Offering stylish vegan footwear from brands like Novacas and MOVMT, this 750-square-foot-space is the place for cruelty-free fashion.

13. Fluevog

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1327 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
John Fluevog's 20th store landed on Abbot Kinney last month. Offering the Canadian footwear designer's signature sculptural heels, scalloped flats, edgy boots, oxfords, and more for women and men, the boutique also stocks luxe leather bags and limited-edition pairs exclusives.

14. A Runner's Circle

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3216 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 661-8971
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Are you the athletic type looking for quality sneakers that are as eye-catching as they are functional? Head to this Atwater Village favorite, which offers sole-saving options from brands like Asics, New Balance, and Saucony. [Photo]

15. Lola Shoetique

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1145 Wall St Ste B
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 744-9588
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If you're in the market for sexy statement shoes that you wouldn't mind trashing in Vegas, head to this Santee Alley staple. Offering no-name heels, booties, and more priced between $30-$65, Lola Shoetique makes it easy. [Photo]

16. Christian Louboutin

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Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
This red-soled wonderland recently graced the Brentwood Country Mart with its presence, offering beach-based shoppers a luxury option amongst the nabe's ultra-bohemian boutiques.

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1. Barneys New York, Beverly Hills

9570 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
If you want to blow your entire paycheck in 15 minutes, we suggest perusing through this legendary luxury department store's ridic designer shoe stash, which features more Saint Laurent, Alaia, Chloé, Louboutin, and Manolo options than one could ever need. (JK, you need them all.) [Photo]
9570 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

2. Decades

8214 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Home to the $150 shoe sale, this iconic vintage boutique offers 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). [Photo]
8214 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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 carries just about every It-shoe your heart desires, from Gianvito Rossi's strappy stiletto to Stella McCartney's fierce flatform. [Photo]
15306 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades Commercial Village
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

4. Mona Moore

222 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291
Recently relocated from its Abbot Kinney mainstay to a Main Street collective, Mona Moore stocks unique designer styles from cult-cool names like Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Martin Margiela, and Marni. Expect to drop some real cash for your dreamy pair here.
222 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291

5. Opening Ceremony

451 N LA Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
In addition to being at the forefront of high-end, cult-fave fashion, this ultra-cool concept shop carries a delightfully eclectic collection of footwear in its own little shop connected to the main store. Here you can discover hard-to-find styles by Repetto, Kenzo, Proenza Schouler, and Acne Studios, in addition to OC's own in-house line. [Photo]
451 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

6. 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. [Photo]
8533 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

7. Re-Mix

7605 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
For retro shoe lovers, this Beverly Boulevard boutique is a great resource. Re-Mix specializes in good-as-new styles from the '20s, '30s and '40s, and also carry their own reproduction line. [Photo]
7605 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. 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. It's packed to the gills with rare styles by Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Supra, Converse, New Balance, Superga, and so many more. [Photo]
7454 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

9. 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. [Photo]
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

10. Undefeated

111 La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Last year, this La Brea District sneakerhead heaven relocated to a bigger, better shop across the street. Here you'll find all the dope Nike, Converse, New Balance, and Supra styles others will envy.
111 La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. Vamp Shoes

1951 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
This Los Feliz gem is a quaint neighborhood shop with a solid collection of footwear by the likes of Dolce Vita, Rachel Comey, Jeffrey Campbell, and Frye. [Photo]
1951 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

12. MooShoes LA

3116 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
This NY expat opened its first LA store in Silver Lake last year. Offering stylish vegan footwear from brands like Novacas and MOVMT, this 750-square-foot-space is the place for cruelty-free fashion.
3116 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

13. Fluevog

1327 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291
John Fluevog's 20th store landed on Abbot Kinney last month. Offering the Canadian footwear designer's signature sculptural heels, scalloped flats, edgy boots, oxfords, and more for women and men, the boutique also stocks luxe leather bags and limited-edition pairs exclusives.
1327 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291

14. A Runner's Circle

3216 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Are you the athletic type looking for quality sneakers that are as eye-catching as they are functional? Head to this Atwater Village favorite, which offers sole-saving options from brands like Asics, New Balance, and Saucony. [Photo]
3216 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

15. Lola Shoetique

1145 Wall St Ste B, Los Angeles, CA 90015
If you're in the market for sexy statement shoes that you wouldn't mind trashing in Vegas, head to this Santee Alley staple. Offering no-name heels, booties, and more priced between $30-$65, Lola Shoetique makes it easy. [Photo]
1145 Wall St Ste B
Los Angeles, CA 90015

16. Christian Louboutin

Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402
This red-soled wonderland recently graced the Brentwood Country Mart with its presence, offering beach-based shoppers a luxury option amongst the nabe's ultra-bohemian boutiques.
Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402