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Whose Shoes Did it Better?

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Last night many integral players of the stylish set crowded the brand new AZZA boutique in The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue. Celebrating its opening, there were hors d'oeuvres, Magnolia Cupcakes, Vosges truffles and ample Champagne. But who was looking at the shoes when there were so many beautiful faces in the crowd? We were. And now we want to know whose shoes did it better?

We spotted D.C. Crenshaw, founder of Fête, the "World's Premier Dining Network" and Emmy nominee, J.P. Anderson, Editor of Michigan Avenue Magazine, and Mario Tricoci, the man who built the Mario Tricoci hair and beauty empire. They were all wearing shoes.

We're not going to tell you whose shoes belong to who, but we'll tell you what they were wearing - then we vote.

Someone was wearing a pair by Ferragamo with a little Argyle sock peeking out.

And someone else was wearing Church's, an English brand known for bright colors and fine craftsmanship.

And finally, someone else was wearing a swift pair by Donald J. Pliner, an American brand known for fit and comfort.

Poll results


520 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Il