FOR THE HARD-CORE FASHIONISTA
Joan Shepp. Shepp’s “Shoe Lounge” is misnamed. No true heels whore, faced with majestic rows of soles from Prada, Henry Beguelin, Chloe, Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin and Balenciaga, could relax — let alone lounge — here. 1616 Walnut Street, 215-735-2666; joanshepp.com.
FOR THE TRENDSETTER
Head Start. A footwear farmer’s market. The wares are fresh — Dries Van Noten, Via Spiga, Hego’s. The merch moves fast. And there’s always something delicious. 126 South 17th Street, 215-567-3247; headstartshoes.com.
FOR THE ATHLETE
Bryn Mawr Running Co. Bob Schwelm’s sales staff is knowledgeable, friendly and fast. Seriously. They win all the local races. And have calves to die for. 828 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, 610-527-5510; brynmawrrunningco.com.
FOR THE VINTAGE LOVER
Sugarcube. You know about Sugarcube’s APC jeans, Hengst tops and Lambs & Crows dresses. But did you know this Old City shop is the best source of gently worn purple pumps and white cowboy boots? 48 South 3rd Street, 215-238-0825; sugarcube.us.