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- The new Shoe Salon at Neiman Marcus. [Photos: Taneisha Jordan]
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Contributor and shoe fanatic Taneisha Jordan takes a spin through the new Neiman Marcus shoe department—and tells us where it hurts.
Shoe stalkers rejoice! Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue debuted its recently renovated Shoe Salon with a bubbly-filled bash last week. Flaunting mirrored pillars, bright pink couches, and plenty of open space, the salon now takes up the entire back corner of the second floor. The store celebrated the reopening with spring trunk shows from Christian Louboutin, Valentino and Manolo Blahnik.
With so many choices, how could one choose a favorite pair? You can't just drop a grand on any old shoe now, can you? (But if you can, let's be besties.) I narrowed my top picks down to a few styles and gave each pair a test trot to see just how much pain they'd cause—to the toes, and the wallet. See my picks, below! —Taneisha Jordan