11677 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Madison takes fashion trends from all over the world and bridges the gap between Los Angeles and couture. The shop showcases designers such as Missoni, Marni, Elizabeth & James, Rag & Bone, Theysken’s Theory, Current Elliott, Stella McCartney and J Brand. Madison’s summer sandals are all about being flirty and feminine – check out the boutique’s Chloe Buckle Wedge and Pedro Garcia Denia Wedge. Both show off delicate ankles and can be worn with sundresses or a fabulous pair of white linen pants. For a more casual beach day, TKEES flip flops are super comfortable and are available in sweet summer shades including Pink Pettle, Seashell, Limelight, Poppy Red and Malibu.
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115 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
When perusing the celeb bible, People, chances are you’ll see your favorite A-lister making a fashion statement that can be bought at Kitson. The summer season is all about easy living and shoes that are chic and trendy. For comfort and style, slip on The Sak Global Lisa Driver moccasin for a brightly-hued color pattern or the Beach Stripe Lisa Driver for a colorful beach towel on your feet. Splendid flip-flops are just as soft on your soles as their clothes are on your body and to give a splash of “wow” to your summer ensemble; go for a pair of Theodora & Callum Blue Sun or Turquoise Red Morocco Sandals.
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1100 Abbot Kinney
Venice CA 90291
For owner Nilou Ghodsi, Heist is a boutique filled with her personal covet list. What you see is what’s in Ghodsi’s closet. Her self-professed motto is “one for me, three for the store,” which gives Heist a very shopping-with-your-girlfriend vibe. Heist’s store structure has a minimalist décor to accentuate the styles and accessories. Step into K Jacques St. Tropez Epicure sandals in Azure and Mais to show off your perfectly pedicured toes or pair Castaner Joyce Espadrilles in Cognac with a long sundress for a sleek silhouette.
1100 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
At Elleni Couture, fashion gals satisfy two cravings all in one spot – designer shoes and gourmet chocolates. This couture-by-the-beach enclave is a sweet spot for shoppers and a 30-minute summer get-away without all of the touristy riff-raff of Third Street Promenade. Some serious summer kickers to look for at the beachy boutique include Camilla Skovgaard bronze double leather criss-cross sandals, Leigh snakeskin strappy sandal with diamante encrusted t-bar, Taryn patent leather platform sandal with ankle strap and Emilio Pucci classic Pucci print peep-toe pump with suede heel in blue tones. Of course, you will find the usual summer suspects in your comfort zone, including Havaianas in all colors and Noletta strappy platform wedges great for walking the streets in downtown Manhattan Beach.
Milk & Honey
117 W. 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
By appointment only
Have an idea of your prefect pair of strappy sandals, but can’t find them? Milk & Honey will custom-create your inner desires. The brainchild of two sisters who had an eye for details and quality, but couldn’t find what they were looking for, Milk & Honey has grown from a local cobbler being commissioned to create the sisters’ designs into a Hollywood must-have. With a range of styles including pumps, flats, sandals, booties and wedges, shoe shoppers begin with a basic foundation, choose their toe shape (t-strap, peep, single band, etc), select a color, embellishments, heel width and height and, of course, size. Once you have your ideal strappy sandal picked out, the rest is fashion history (literally) at your feet. Customers can order online or make an appointment with the shoes sisters for additional inspiration.