Thursday, August 1, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Shoe Store
There are just some things you can't rush - for a woman, buying shoes is one of them. Size, style, and designer all matter. So when it comes to finding the best shoe store in South Florida, our viewers tell us there is no shoe in... but three stores are a step above the rest.
(WSVN) It's the item that makes the outfit.
What you wear will wear thin without the appropriate touch on your toes.
That's right, shoes, glorious, shoes - they are comfortable, stylish and oh-so easy to obsess over.
"I love shoes, I love shoes."
"I shop for shoes every place."
"I love shoes."
When it comes to buying shoes, our viewers think "Bakers" is the third best place in town.
The Dadeland Mall Store will make sure others watch every step you take, every move you make.
"I like the Bakers style, their style of shoes."
"They have every single style, I mean, they have a dressy shoes and boots and tennis shoes."
Pedro Mejia, Bakers FL Regional Manager says, "I think we have the coolest shoes, the coolest shoes right now at very affordable prices."
Those cool shoes will have your feet looking fine thanks to a selection on the cutting edge.
"They wanna have the coolest and the freshest fashion that they see in magazines, they see in shows and we have that," says Pedro.
Yeah, the store is great. I really like it.
"They are like new styles and good prices and good quality."
From sandals, to sneakers to suede...
According to our viewers, the second best shoe store in South Florida is none other than Burdines.
"They do have a good selection."
"They have a large selection and new shoes."
"Lots of different styles, lots of different colors, lots of different sizes."
It's hard to complain when there's more than a thousand pairs to choose from.
Melissa Goff says, "We cover the entire gamut for both men and women, active, dressy, everything you could possibly need as far as shoes."
Plus, when you're done shoe shopping, you can pick out something else.
"The atmosphere is very nice, at the same time, after I get shoes, I can just walk around and you know, see if I need anything else."
"It's a one stop shopping situation. It just makes it easier on a customer and I'm sure that's one of the reasons why they voted us one of the top three."
And you've no doubt seen this brand in all the department stores, but our viewers say when they want the very best, they go right to the source... Nine West shoes.
Nancy Walsh-Gonzalez says, "I knew we were number one already, but to hear it from the public, it's great."
At the Nine West in the Aventura Mall, customer service and quality leave pretty big shoes to fill.
"I've been buying for years, I've never had any problems with any...like as far as quality, workmanship and durability of the shoe."
"It's a good price, it's a good quality and I just like it."
Plus, Nine West trys to keep a step ahead of the latest trend.
"We're right in step with high designers, when they come out with something, we have it too."
Besides fancy footwear, you can also find matching handbags, coats and accessories.
"That's why we carry more than shoes, because the handbag and the shoe has to go hand in hand."
And while you're buying those shoes, don't neglect your hands. Tell us where to find the best manicure in South Florida.
Plus, don't forget to tune in next week to find out who is the best dog groomer in South Florida.
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