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Year in Review: New York City Retailers Stay Cool

There are approximately 8.5 million people in New York City, all with individual footwear preferences. As a result, the city is home to some of the most unique footwear retailers in the world.

From in-store events and coffee shop storefronts to old fashion customer service, here’s a look back at how New York City retailers are keeping up with its style-savvy clientele.

DNA Footwear

Athleisure, menswear-inspired shoes, almond toes, fashion hikers, fringe and western are just some of the popular women’s trends that make this Manhattan boutique a must-see for city dwellers and tourists alike. Read more…


As part of the company’s plans to expand its retail presence, this year Toms opened its first flagship location in New York City on Elizabeth Street—a Nolita street that is quickly making a name for itself as a go-to hangout spot for cool footwear and interesting people. Read more…

Shoe Market

If its trendy now, it was trendy a year ago at Shoe Market. Chelsea boots, pointy toes and low boots top the best-sellers list at this eclectic Brooklyn depot for fashionable (and comfortable) footwear. Read more…

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Wolverine Company Store

The Wolverine Company Store has become a showpiece for the brand, offering New Yorkers and visitors a peek into the Wolverine story, complete with buttery leather chairs, flea market gems and structural elements that have literally been removed from the company’s headquarters’ walls in Rockford, Mich. Meanwhile, a regular calendar of collaborations, in-store events and parties keep it bustling with newness. Read more…