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These 10 Indie Shoe Shops Are Philly's Best

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Sure, you could just head out to the KOP Mall, but for this map of Philly's best shoe shopping, we've side-stepped department stores and mega-chains to give credit where credit's due: our city's independent footwear boutiques. Not a hard decision to make, considering two of Philly's shoe shops have received nods for being the best in the U.S.


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Benjamin Lovell Shoes

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WIth five area locations, Benjamin Lovell carries men's and women's footwear from Clarks, Camper, Born, Antelope, and many more. The shop's South Street shop has a must-see sale section in the back of the store.

Blue Sole Shoes

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Expect a mix of European men's footwear labels like Magnanni, Donald Pliner, Mauri, and Mezlan.
Boyds' selection of men's and women's designer footwear is unsurpassed in Philly. Expect labels like Gucci, Prada, Manolo Blahnik, Lanvin, and Tod's.

Bus Stop

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This Fabric Row shoe shop has established a loyal clientele with an ever-revolving mix of funky footwear from United Nude, John Fluevog, Esska, 80%20, and many more. Coupled with Bus Stop's superior customer service, the inventory earned the shop the title of "best boutique in the country" by Footwear Plus magazine.

Head Start Shoes

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Italian designer names take center stage at this Rittenhouse Row footwear shop. Be on the lookout for shoes and buttery leather boots by Fiorentini & Baker, Via Roma, and Ixos.

Sherman Brothers Shoes

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With stores in Philly, Montgomeryville, and Haverford, Sherman Brothers delivers quality men's footwear from Red Wing, Allen Edmonds, Clarks, Sebago, Cole Haan, and many more.
Founded by a former employee of Boyds' shoe department, this Rittenhouse Square luxury store stocks men's dress shoes from the likes of Frye, Di Bianco, and Carmina.

UBIQ Walnut Street

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Walnut Street's Ubiq is where you'll find sneakerheads lined up for early morning dibs on new releases from Nike, Reebok, New Balance, Adidas, Vans, and Converse. The shop received national recognition when WWD's Footwear News named it one of the country's top 10 shoe stores.

Vagabond

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This hip women's boutique in Old City is where you'll find a mix of vintage and up-to-the-minute shoes from Rachel Comey, Swedish Hasbeens, Charlotte Stone, and more.

Vivi G Shoes

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This Main Line shoe boutique houses women's footwear from Melissa, Pour La Victoire, Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Corso Como, and Hunter, to name a few.

Benjamin Lovell Shoes

WIth five area locations, Benjamin Lovell carries men's and women's footwear from Clarks, Camper, Born, Antelope, and many more. The shop's South Street shop has a must-see sale section in the back of the store.

Blue Sole Shoes

Expect a mix of European men's footwear labels like Magnanni, Donald Pliner, Mauri, and Mezlan.

Boyds

Boyds' selection of men's and women's designer footwear is unsurpassed in Philly. Expect labels like Gucci, Prada, Manolo Blahnik, Lanvin, and Tod's.

Bus Stop

This Fabric Row shoe shop has established a loyal clientele with an ever-revolving mix of funky footwear from United Nude, John Fluevog, Esska, 80%20, and many more. Coupled with Bus Stop's superior customer service, the inventory earned the shop the title of "best boutique in the country" by Footwear Plus magazine.

Head Start Shoes

Italian designer names take center stage at this Rittenhouse Row footwear shop. Be on the lookout for shoes and buttery leather boots by Fiorentini & Baker, Via Roma, and Ixos.

Sherman Brothers Shoes

With stores in Philly, Montgomeryville, and Haverford, Sherman Brothers delivers quality men's footwear from Red Wing, Allen Edmonds, Clarks, Sebago, Cole Haan, and many more.

ToBox

Founded by a former employee of Boyds' shoe department, this Rittenhouse Square luxury store stocks men's dress shoes from the likes of Frye, Di Bianco, and Carmina.

UBIQ Walnut Street

Walnut Street's Ubiq is where you'll find sneakerheads lined up for early morning dibs on new releases from Nike, Reebok, New Balance, Adidas, Vans, and Converse. The shop received national recognition when WWD's Footwear News named it one of the country's top 10 shoe stores.

Vagabond

This hip women's boutique in Old City is where you'll find a mix of vintage and up-to-the-minute shoes from Rachel Comey, Swedish Hasbeens, Charlotte Stone, and more.

Vivi G Shoes

This Main Line shoe boutique houses women's footwear from Melissa, Pour La Victoire, Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Corso Como, and Hunter, to name a few.