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Fred Segal Feet Los Angeles, CA As the West Coast authority on what's hot, Fred Segal's unique brand of retail has attracted Hollywood's A-listers, trendsetting stylists and fashion-conscious civilians since 1958. Unlike many L.A. spots that tempt celebs with goodies, owners Stanley and Patti Silver say Hollywood's stars seek out their boutique for eclectic, exciting shoes and accessories. A cool vibe makes this Melrose Avenue institution a fun place to shop, but its success lies in a mix of low- and high-end brands, styles and colors often overlooked by competitors, and fun services, including artists who customize kicks with artwork and crystals.
w h at ’s s e l l i n g fash io n r etailer s 20 YEARS OF... Fred Segal Feet Lori’s Shoes Barneys New York Los Angeles, CA Chicago, IL New York, NY As the West Coast authority on what’s hot, After college, Lori Andre decided to turn her In a city ﬁlled with big personalities, Barneys Fred Segal’s unique brand of retail has attract- passion for shoes into a business. Twenty-six delivers a carefully curated footwear selection ed Hollywood’s A-listers, trendsetting stylists years and six locations later, thanks to buyers with an exceptional style for each character. and fashion-conscious civilians since 1958. with an editorial eye, Lori’s Shoes is still up- “People have always sought individuality Unlike many L.A. spots that tempt celebs with dating Chicagoans’ footwear wardrobes each through their footwear choices,” explains Lisa goodies, owners Stanley and Patti Silver say season. Merchandising manager Corree Ham- Park, DMM of women’s shoes. Stylish, eccen- Hollywood’s stars seek out their boutique for ilton says today’s consumers are choosier—and tric and sharp-witted, the luxury department eclectic, exciting shoes and accessories. A cool wiser—than ever. She has noticed regulars store has been a Madison Avenue hotspot vibe makes this Melrose Avenue institution a researching online before making purchases since 1993. Over Barney’s 87-year history, its fun place to shop, but its success lies in a mix in-store, which is why Lori’s staff keeps the buyers have watched consumers and design- of low- and high-end brands, styles and colors store’s site updated with Shoe of the Week ers become more daring. As more fashion often overlooked by competitors, and fun and blog posts. “The Internet has changed designers delve into shoe design, Park notes, services, including artists who customize kicks retail dramatically, but it complements our “There is more diversity, eccentricity, color with artwork and crystals. brick-and-mortars,” Hamilton reports. and emotion than ever before.” Current top styles: Mesh ring platform pumps Current top styles: Dolce Vita’s double-buckle Current top styles: Givenchy’s woven by Christian Louboutin; Gucci’s Pierce sneaker Uma espadrille wedges; Jeffrey Campbell’s leather sandals with front-zipper clo- for men. wood-heel Charlie clogs.
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