Local Bridal Guide: Shop For Your Wedding Shoes at One of These 6 Philly-Area Boutiques


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The shoes we see walk down the aisle are as varied as the brides wearing them—from sparkly heels to pretty flats and bright jewel tones, Converse and even a few bare feet (which we only condone for beach weddings), wedding footwear comes in many forms depending on the style and personality of the bride-to-be.

Sure, you can practice your big entrance while shopping for Loubs at Neiman Marcus or a pair of Jimmy Choo’s at Nordstrom—plus bridal salons are ideal for classics from brands like Grace Footwear—but beyond department stores and gown boutiques, there’s also a handful of local shoe boutiques where you can find the perfect pair, too.

Take a glance at the stores we’ve rounded up below, and do let us know if you find your wedding shoes at one of these spots!

BHLDN
Where: Available online
What: This beloved Philly-based brand is a favorite for gorgeous, ethereal gowns (for both you and your ‘maids) but they also have quite the selection of equally beautiful shoes for your Big Day. From their metallic Addison heels and delicate Garden Rose slingbacks to the Swarovski rhinestone-encrusted Lille flats, there’s a shoe to fit every bride’s style.

Boyds
Where: 1818 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse
What: The shoe salon at this Rittenhouse mainstay is stocked with footwear of all shapes and sizes, but you’ll want to stop here to skim their inventory of stunning designer picks. On the shelves here you can expect Giorgio Armani crystal flats, embellished pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti and a slew of festive designs from Manolo Blahnik (They even have a variety of comfy Ferragamo ballet flats to change into for your reception!)

Joan Shepp
Where: 1811 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse
What: If you’re looking for a unique pair of heels that’ll really steal the show, schedule a shopping trip to Joan Shepp’s amazing new location on Chestnut Street. Here you’ll find shoes that are truly one-of-a-kind, like Sophia Webster’s Evangeline Pump (which has a delicate pair of rose gold wings on the back) and Walter Steiger’s sculpted suede pump with his signature curved heel. For a big (and we mean big) pop of color, you may also like Jean Michel Cazabat’s Eleonora D’orsay Pump in fuschia.

Peter Kate
Where: 3830 Kennett Pike, Greenville
What: Peter Kate, the Delaware boutique owned by mother-daughter duo Kathy Savage and Sissy Harris, has garnered press all over the country for their unmatched selection of designer clothes, accessories and, of course, shoes. Shop here for classic nude and taupe pumps (from the likes of Stuart Weitzman and L.K. Bennett) as well as funkier styles like Loeffler Randall’s artsy Reina heel and Sam Edelman’s leopard Zola pump.

Stuart Weitzman
Where: 1711 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
What: Now that the famous shoe designer has a boutique in Rittenhouse, it’s easier than ever to try on all of his pretty styles in one sitting. Have your pick of crisp white satin pumps, glittery sandals, and Weitzman’s iconic Nudist stiletto, which comes in a variety of materials and colors to suit your look.

Vivi G. Shoes
Where: 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
What: Head-turning heels from Kate Spade will be the first to catch your eye at this suburban boutique, but you’ll also want to check out Vivi G.’s own line of pretty designs. Our favorite: the black suede pump with a leopard pointed toe.

Check out our other Local Bridal Guides here.

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