<I>Sex And The City</I> set a dangerous precedent for the shoe-obsessive New Yorker, and retailers lost no time in taking advantage of the fact. But while there are shoe stores seemingly on every corner, there are only a handful of places to get out-of-this-world flats.
Ballet flats are stacked from floor to ceiling in this little oasis for comfortable shoes. Everything from leopard print to red patent leather and adorable little floral patterns adorn these flats.985 Lexington Ave
The flats at this Nolita shop are often metallic or embellished, and you’ll always find something charming to decorate your feet. The heels are also adorable, but the flats are the best part of the little soster store to Sigerson Morrison.242 Mott St
While it will never grow up as big and strong as its sister in Times Square, the Union Square Forever 21 is nonetheless impressive and all-the-less crowded, making it the best place to get the jeggings you've been dreaming about so feverishly. Forever 21 never fails to deliver an...40 East 14th Street
This 500-square-foot boutique is filled with clothing, shoes, accessories, and fragrances lining both sides of the long, narrow space. But Odin’s sister store has a decidedly and appropriately lighter, more feminine vibe. The checkerboard-tiled floor, blue-gray wallpaper, antique...328 E. 11th Street
When the first Calypso St. Barth boutique opened in 1992, it made design from exciting destinations like Rajasthan, Marrakech and Bali accessible to the sophisticated woman with a unique point of view. Over the past 16 years, the retailer has grown from a small resort-wear line t...137 West Broadway (bet. Duane and Thomas Streets)