650 North Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
While many of Christian Louboutin’s own fans have trouble pronouncing his name, there isn’t a single fashionista who can’t positively identify the shiny red bottoms of his designer pumps. Louboutin, whose leg-elongating stilettos are often five inches or taller, says Parisian showgirls inspired him to pursue his calling.
Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) has a shoe selection akin to what you’d find at most fine department stores. But don’t worry about paying even half price for some of the most fashionable designs by Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Marc by Marc Jacobs. The only way you’ll empty your wallet here is by snatching up several pairs of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes that you just can’t pass up.
142 South Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tory Burch’s signature Reva ballet flats became a Hollywood staple shortly after she launched her fashion line in 2004. It’s no surprise that her sandals, flip flops, wedges, heels and boots have also become seasonal favorites among A-listers. To see her complete collection, as well as accessories and designer frocks, visit boutiques in Costa Mesa, Malibu, Santa Monica or Los Angeles.
Target has made fashions from designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Zac Posen and Isaac Mizrahi affordable for most, so it’s no surprise that the retailer enlisted Cynthia Vincent to craft some sexy yet inexpensive sandals and wedges. When seasons come to an end, shoes that often retail for just under $30 can even be found for under $10.
1171 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, CA 91210
What girl can’t live without Steve Madden shoes? These reasonable yet well-made shoes allow you to keep up with the latest trends without spending your life savings on a solitary pair of peep-toe pumps. From sandals, boots, platforms and flats to the higher-end Steven by Steve Madden line, there’s a little something for everyone at locations across Southern California. Madden even has ultra trendy and affordable men’s shoes and sandals.
Barneys Los Angeles
9570 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Manolo Blahnik opened his first shop in London’s Chelsea in 1973, but the Canary Islands-born designer became a household name thanks to “Sex and the City.” Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, would notoriously drop rent-worthy amounts of money on the designer stilettos that are available at stores such as Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Foot Candy and some Nordstrom locations. A complete list of official retailers in Los Angeles is available online.