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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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Among the mega platform heels, there are dozens of bold statement boots from trendy brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Sam Edelman, Report and Dr Marten.

Lori's Shoes

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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.

Hanig's Footwear

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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.

City Soles

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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.

The Frye Company

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Those looking for leather boots that will last years will love Frye's flagship. Boots, on boots, on boots!

Neiman Marcus

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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.
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.

Nordstrom Michigan Avenue

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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.

Nordstrom Rack

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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.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

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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.

Florodora

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Looking for vintage-inspired booties? Visit this charming boutique to shop brands like Cocolico, Chie Mihara and Hudson Shoes.

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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.

Lori's Shoes

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.

Hanig's Footwear

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.

City Soles

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.

The Frye Company

Those looking for leather boots that will last years will love Frye's flagship. Boots, on boots, on boots!

Neiman Marcus

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.

Zara

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.

Nordstrom Michigan Avenue

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.

Nordstrom Rack

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.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

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.

Florodora

Looking for vintage-inspired booties? Visit this charming boutique to shop brands like Cocolico, Chie Mihara and Hudson Shoes.