On Tuesday, the financial district in lower Manhattan is about to become a lot more enticing for shoppers with the opening of Westfield World Trade Center. The powerful Australian mall developer is betting big on drawing new customers to a slew of high street brands.
Here are the best places to get a footwear fix.
The Canadian fast-fashion footwear brand is testing its newest interactive retail concept, dubbed a Connected Store, at Westfield.
2. Banana Republic
The store’s new design places footwear front and center, with key styles for fall including metallic pumps and mid-heel boots.
3. Boss Hugo Boss
The footwear here bridges the gap between affordable and investment buys, with most of the Italian-made shoes ringing in at under $450.
The Spanish brand has cornered the market on quirky, comfort-driven styles, available in unique colors and combos.
5. Cole Haan
While this is a reliable spot for loafer and pump classics, novelty collaborations, such as the ongoing series with menswear designer Todd Snyder, offer great rad trad styles.
6. COS / & Other Stories
Owned by Sweden’s H&M, these more upmarket concepts (Cos is uber-minimalist, while & Other Stories has a softer touch) have a growing selection of sleek boots, retro runners and statement flats.
This store, Brazil’s flip-flop leader, also carries many of the brand’s limited-run collaborations, such as the recent Olympic and “Star Wars” editions.
8. John Varvatos
A guy’s one-stop shop for all things dandy-rocker. Standards include roughed-up brogues, Chelsea and Beatle boots.
9. Kate Spade
If glitter, patent and bows are your thing, then Kate Spade is the place to satisfy that shoe sweet tooth.
10. L.K. Bennett
Yes, they’re best known for those famous work pumps (the Duchess of Cambride’s go-to), but the company also makes a mean low-block heel and gilt Mary Jane.
Alligator-embroidered low-top sneakers never go out of style.
12. Sam Edelman
For trend-driven shoes with all the bells and whistles that are sure to garner lots of Instagram likes.
One of America’s most popular sneaker brands brings its affordable kicks to lower Manhattan.
14. Stuart Weitzman
For fall, the brand is banking on the new Gigi Hadid-fronted Tieland block-heel boot, an update on its popular 50/50 over-the-knee style.
A one-stop shop for every matter of shearling footwear. As the weather turns, the label is expanding into new territory with sheepskin-lined slip-on sneakers and the Cam clog-style boot.