Shoes Boutiques Sell Season After Season


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by Lynsey Hemstreet
Fashion School Review Columnist

March 31, 2006


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It's the plague of many women: an addiction to stylish shoes. It doesn't matter if you walk two blocks and develop a blister, or if your pinky toes are painfully cramped. Never mind the astronomical price. The only question that really matters when it comes to buying designer shoes at a shoe boutique is: do they look hot?

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Every woman needs at least one pair of sneakers, heels, and flats, although the vast majority of women, especially those interested in fashion design, possess a great deal more shoes than they actually need. Stilettos, wedges, sandals, boots, kitten heels and clogs all get a makeover every season, and for the fashionista it is essential to keep up with the latest styles at the local shoe boutique. It is this desperate drive to achieve dainty, prettily clad feet, that keeps the shoe boutique market going strong. Whether you choose to carry funky designs like Rocket Dog or upscale stilettos from Prada and Jimmy Choo, your sense of fashion design will carry over into your shoe boutique. If your fashion design skills run to shoemaking, you could even have a private-clientele shoe boutique.

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If you're a student at fashion design school, and are fascinated by the proportion of heel to sole, height to width, a career working at a shoe boutique could really help you understand the spirit of shoes. Each woman buying high-fashion shoes has a different pair of feet, and if you aspire to be a shoe fashion designer, you need to know what is flattering to everyone. Comfort, as Carrie Bradshaw would assure you, always comes after cute.

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Lynsey Hemstreet has two passions in life: writing and makeup. A journalism grad from San Francisco State University, she is a cosmetics consultant by day, freelance writer and editor by night. Lynsey's written work ranges from independent music reviews t

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