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  • 1. Lori's Designer Shoes

    Lincoln Park | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Owner Lori Andre's obsession with shoes takes her on biannual trips to Europe to scour for styles you won't likely see at department stores...Read More

  • 2. adidas Originals Chicago

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    The main attractions here are old-school sneakers and hip urban fashions for a fresh generation of fans. ...Read More

  • 3. Allen Edmonds

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Men's footwear essentials range from classic Italian leather wing-tips and slip-ons to casual moccasins and rugged boots. You'll find a second...Read More

  • 4. Altman's Men's Shoes and Boots

    Loop | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Price tags are still written by hand at this family-owned institution that's been around since 1932. Its 27 stockrooms hold 50,000 pairs of...Read More

  • 5. City Soles

    Bucktown | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    This on-trend shop is a mecca for shoe lovers. There's a vast selection of edgy men's and women's footwear from Coclico, Chie Mihara, Sorel...Read More

  • 6. Coach

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Well-designed leather goods, in the form of purses, briefcases, and cell phone holders, are Coach's specialty. Smart shoes and other accessories...Read More

  • 7. Flight 001

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    In a space with curved walls designed to mimic the inside of an airplane, Flight 001 has all the essentials for the frequent traveler, including...Read More

  • 8. Hanig's Footwear

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    This family-owned store in the John Hancock Center stocks a well-chosen selection of stylish and comfortable European and U.S. brands, including...Read More

  • 9. Jimmy Choo

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    These are the extremely expensive heels that keep celebs and stylish women the world over drooling. ...Read More

  • 10. John Fluevog Boots & Shoes

    Wicker Park | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Canadian designer Fluevog's chunky platforms and bold designs have graced the famous feet of Madonna and throngs of other loyal devotees. If...Read More

  • 11. Kate Spade

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    The goddess of handbags has filled her two-floor boutique in the heart of Oak Street with adorable shoes, small leather goods and, of course...Read More

  • 12. Louis Vuitton

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Louis Vuitton has it all under one roof—the coveted purses, leather goods, and luggage bearing the beloved logo, plus the designer's men's and...Read More

  • 13. Salvatore Ferragamo

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    The shoes have been the classic choice of the well-heeled for generations, but it's the designer's handbags, with a fresh, contemporary sensibility...Read More

  • 14. Shinola

    Bucktown | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    A Detroit-based purveyor of American-made goods, Shinola has a new Chicago location that is a perfect fit for the bustling Bucktown shopping...Read More

  • 15. Spare Parts

    Lakeview | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    The selection of fine leather goods here draws from many sources, including Village Tannery, Jack Spade, and Brynn Capella. Jewelry, baby gear...Read More

  • 16. Stitch

    Bucktown | Household Items/Furniture

    Leather goods of every ilk—purses, travel bags, desk accessories—are the main attraction here, but you'll also find minimalist furniture, tabletop...Read More

  • 17. Tod's

    Near North | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Choose from a wide selection of the practical bags and driving moccasins that made Tod's famous, as well as newer additions to the line, including...Read More

  • 18. Grace Chicago Church

    Wicker Park | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Shoe fanatics are drawn to this shop's selection of hard-to-find footwear—mostly European lines such as London Sole, Hunter, and Jean-Michel...Read More

  • 19. Pump Shoes

    Wicker Park | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    High heels are in high supply here, but so are plenty of other shoe styles from well-heeled designers like Dolce Vita, Via Spiga, and Kenneth Cole. ...Read More

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