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Where to Buy Boots in Chicago

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We hate to say it, but with the recent dip in temperatures, there's no denying that fall is just around the corner. It's time to put away the sandals and start thinking about boots.

In a city where the cold seasons are long, you need to have boots that you love to wear. Whether you're looking for an edgy new pair to freshen up your wardrobe or looking to find some staples, we've got your covered with a list of Chicago's 11 best stores for boot shopping!


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1. AKIRA

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643 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 327-1172
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Among the mega platform heels, there are dozens of bold statement boots from trendy brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Sam Edelman, Report and Dr Marten.

2. Lori's Shoes

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824 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-5655
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All-weather boots, heeled booties, distressed combat boots, Lori's has them all. Organized by style rather than brand, Lori's makes it easy to find what you're looking for across a range of price points. Shop contemporary brands like Seychelles, Vince Camuto and Jeffrey Campbell and boot classics like Frye.

3. Hanig's Footwear

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1000 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 640-1234
For those who seek both form and function in footwear (read comfort), check out any of the three locations to shoe brands like Birkenstock, Camper, La Canadienne, and Regarde le Ciel.

4. City Soles

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2001 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-2001
Located a hop, skip and jump away from the Damen blue stop, City Soles is a Wicker Park landmark. The shop carries many European brands and high-end casuals likes Cocolico, Monjo, Modern Vice, and Pskaufman that are unique without being too loud.

5. The Frye Company

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1007 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-3793
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Those looking for leather boots that will last years will love Frye's flagship. Boots, on boots, on boots!

6. Neiman Marcus

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737 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-5900
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Remodeled just earlier this year, the Shoe Salon at Neiman Marcus is a luxurious shoe heaven. Shop the latest from Christian Louboutin, Tom Ford, Prada, and Saint Laurent.

7. Zara

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700 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 255-8123
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Spanish fast fashion retailer Zara makes it easy to shop the season's latest trends on a budget. Stop by either of the two locations to shop runway-inspired looks.

8. Nordstrom Michigan Avenue

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55 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1515
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No shoe shopping list would be complete without Nordstrom. Whether you're looking for something designer or something more affordable, chances are you'll find what you're looking for here.

9. Nordstrom Rack

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24 N State St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 377-5500
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A short walk south from Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack is an affordable option for fall shopping. Selection can be a bit limited, but if you find it in your size, the price is usually right too.

10. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

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35 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-5386
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This is no secret for the shoe-obsessed. DSW is a mecca for shoes at every price point. Shop everything from affordable, contemporary brands like Blowfish and Madden to designers like Kate Spade and Sergio Rossi.

11. Florodora

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330 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 212-8860
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Looking for vintage-inspired booties? Visit this charming boutique to shop brands like Cocolico, Chie Mihara and Hudson Shoes.

1. AKIRA

643 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
Among the mega platform heels, there are dozens of bold statement boots from trendy brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Sam Edelman, Report and Dr Marten.
643 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

2. Lori's Shoes

824 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
All-weather boots, heeled booties, distressed combat boots, Lori's has them all. Organized by style rather than brand, Lori's makes it easy to find what you're looking for across a range of price points. Shop contemporary brands like Seychelles, Vince Camuto and Jeffrey Campbell and boot classics like Frye.
824 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

3. Hanig's Footwear

1000 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
For those who seek both form and function in footwear (read comfort), check out any of the three locations to shoe brands like Birkenstock, Camper, La Canadienne, and Regarde le Ciel.
1000 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

4. City Soles

2001 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Located a hop, skip and jump away from the Damen blue stop, City Soles is a Wicker Park landmark. The shop carries many European brands and high-end casuals likes Cocolico, Monjo, Modern Vice, and Pskaufman that are unique without being too loud.
2001 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

5. The Frye Company

1007 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
Those looking for leather boots that will last years will love Frye's flagship. Boots, on boots, on boots!
1007 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

6. Neiman Marcus

737 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Remodeled just earlier this year, the Shoe Salon at Neiman Marcus is a luxurious shoe heaven. Shop the latest from Christian Louboutin, Tom Ford, Prada, and Saint Laurent.
737 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

7. Zara

700 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Spanish fast fashion retailer Zara makes it easy to shop the season's latest trends on a budget. Stop by either of the two locations to shop runway-inspired looks.
700 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

8. Nordstrom Michigan Avenue

55 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
No shoe shopping list would be complete without Nordstrom. Whether you're looking for something designer or something more affordable, chances are you'll find what you're looking for here.
55 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

9. Nordstrom Rack

24 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602
A short walk south from Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack is an affordable option for fall shopping. Selection can be a bit limited, but if you find it in your size, the price is usually right too.
24 N State St
Chicago, IL 60602

10. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

35 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60603
This is no secret for the shoe-obsessed. DSW is a mecca for shoes at every price point. Shop everything from affordable, contemporary brands like Blowfish and Madden to designers like Kate Spade and Sergio Rossi.
35 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60603

11. Florodora

330 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604
Looking for vintage-inspired booties? Visit this charming boutique to shop brands like Cocolico, Chie Mihara and Hudson Shoes.
330 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60604