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Just like most other cities, Houston has plenty of department stores with excellent shoe shopping, but while you’re here, why shop in the same places you could go anywhere else?
You’ll find the pickiest of Houston’s shoe addicted fashionistas visiting Joseph in Highland Village off Westheimer. The upscale retailer carries fine footwear from the likes of Manolo Blahnik, Louboutin, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, Gucci, Chole, Brian Atwood and more. Known for their amazing customer service, you’re sure to enjoy every visit. Be sure to pick up a matching outfit and handbag while you are there.
Move over New York, London, and Milan, Houston has their very own luxury shoe designer. Known for her use of bold colors, fun textures, and unique materials, local celeb Elaine Turner has a beautiful selection of footwear. Choose from a wide variety of resort-inspired flats, wedges, heels, and more. You won’t see your same pair of kicks all over town, and your friends will be dying to know who you’re wearing.
For your Laboutin fix, head to Nieman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, or Nordstrom. Mr. Laboutin has even made personal appearances in Houston to autograph his priceless beauties. Other stores selling designer shoes -- think Jimmy Choos and Gucci -- include Elaine Turner in the Rice Village, Joseph in The Galleria, and Gregory's in Highland Village. In the new West Ave complex in Upper Kirby, boutique powerhouse Tootsie's also carries a large selection of beautiful footwear for discerning fashionistas.