Shoe Ins: The Haute 5 Shoe Stores in Chicago

Ever since Cinderella found her glass slipper and Dorothy made red sequined pumps famous, women have been infatuated with finding the perfect pair of sky high heels to make their toes pop. Here are your haute 5 spots to catch some peep toe because you know what they say, if the shoe fits…

John Fluevog Shoes

Practical no. Exotic, definitely. These pieces are just that, art for your feet. In her movie, “Truth Or Dare”, Madonna opens a box of hot pink platforms, slips them on and clunks down the hall. You will surely find these iconic designed soulful.

1539 N Milwaukee Ave. 773.772.1983.

Skyscraper Heels

Specializing in custom made women’s shoes and boots, in three magical weeks, they are able to create a shoe especially for you made out of any material, heel shape and height. Perfection.

2202 W Belmont Ave. 773.477.8495.

Karen Millen
Fresh to the Midwest from across the pond, Karen Millen brings glamorous, distinctive womenswear from England to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.  In its first Midwest location, you will find unique looks for day, night, work or play. Founded in 1981 with a loan of just 100 Euros, Karen Millen is known for glamorous, distinctive clothing, shoes, and accessories.

900 N. Michigan Ave. 312.867.1760.


Lori Andre, who established Lori’s Designer Shoes in 1983, has always had a passion and obsession for shoes and accessories. After graduating college, Lori decided to turn her passion into reality. What started out as a 650-square-foot space became a 4,500-square-foot temple of footwear brimming with thousands of shoes and accessories.

824 W. Armitage Ave. 773.281-5655.

Pump is an independently owner & operated boutique in Wicker Park specializing in hard-to-find styles and brands like Miss Sixty, French Sole, Michael Kors, Modern Vintage, Betsey Johnson, French Connection and Charles David.

1659 W. Division. 773.384.6750.