There’s no wrong shoe choice for your wedding day. You can use the fact that they’re mainly hidden beneath your white gown as an excuse to let your quirky side shine. Or, you can air on the side of elegance by choosing something understated. Whatever your approach, one of these five Chicago shops will have just what you’re looking for in the shoe department.
This Lincoln Park boutique specializes in outfitting your feet for the big day. You’ll find every style imaginable—from crystal-embellished peep-toed heels to strappy sandals. Each one is handmade in Italy and is sure to last for years to come, so you can step into them again for future weddings and black-tie events. Read real brides' reviews here!
Not a bridal shoe boutique per se, but if you’re looking for a pair of party shoes with a fashion-forward lean, Akira is worth a look. You’ll find ankle-strap heels with feather details and studded stilettos suited for the edgy bride.
That extra-special bridal feeling should extend to every part of the wedding process, right down to choosing your shoes. Consider it a done deal when you visit Jimmy Choo’s Oak Street boutique. You’ll sip champagne as you shop and can personalize your pair through their made-to-order options.
Nordstrom treats you like a queen and sets you up with a personal stylist—should you need one—if you book an appointment in their wedding suite. The downtown location boasts an entire floor dedicated to shoes, including options from high-end designers like Christian Louboutin. To top it off, Nordstrom’s dedicated to unbeatable service. Expect attentiveness from the staff as you shop and no-hassle returns should you change your mind. Plus, if you need to browse wedding-night lipsticks, you’re already in the right place.
The Left Bank
Once you’ve got the dress, beeline to The Left Bank in Lincoln Park. The Parisian-inspired boutique has everything you need to complete your wedding-day look, including a stunning selection of white satin pumps and cobalt heels to count as your “something blue.” Read real brides' reviews here!