Fall fashion wear is not complete without the shoes to match. Luckily, it’s easy to take care of that here in Minnesota. Here are the five best places in Minnesota for women to buy fall shoes and boots.
The Rare Pair
401 Division St.
Northfield, MN, 55057
St. Paul executive Deanna Cross shops for her shoes in Northfield at The Rare Pair. She likes Rare Pair because, “It carries many top brand names and quality goods, and has been in business many years.” Owner Krin Finger specializes in quality shoes for men and women that are fashionable yet comfortable. She also supplies distinctive and attractive apparel and accessories for both men and women.
The Boot Shack
2221 Roosevelt Road
St Cloud, MN 56301
“The fall season definitely gets us gals excited for a couple new pairs of cute boots. Having a pair of quality western boots is still a popular staple,” says Julie Lunning of the Greater St. Cloud Convention & Visitors Bureau. She says this special store attracts clients from all over North America. If you are looking for dress boots, work boots, hiking boots or equestrian boots, Boot Shack is a smart store to shop. Kevin and Deb Durken have a unique talent for getting the proper fit for the feet for these special shoes. Shoppers will also find shoes for athletics, casual wear and comfort.
House Of 365
750 Lake St E.
Wayzata, MN 55391
Amazing designers, impeccable styles and a helpful staff is the winning formula for this decidedly chic and sophisticated designer boutique. Mother and daughter team Kathy and Annalise Bryan believe they can provide the means for a woman to be beautiful 365 days of the year, and so named their little boutique. The Bryans live up to their belief by selecting timeless fashions with a worldly taste, showcasing designer apparel, shoes and accessories.
7835 Main St. N., Suite 230
Maple Grove, MN 55369
The pre-eminent local purveyor of shoes has to be Schuler. Finding the style you want and getting the right fit in that style is so important, and it pays to shop at Schuler. It has your type of shoe, whether you are dressing for work, play or weddings. It all started 125 years ago at V. Schuler Boots & Shoes at Broadway and Washington. Now Schuler fits more soles than most, with nine locations across the metro area. In addition, Schuler’s Waite Park store “provides the most comfortable and attractive women’s shoes in central Minnesota,” says St. Cloud Area Chamber of CommercePresident, Teresa Reed Bohnen.
Sun & Slope
701 Lake St E., Suite 175
Wayzata, MN 55391
You cannot go wrong with the large selection of leisure shoes at Sun and Slope. Wintertime brings a need for snow boots, after ski boots and fashion boots. Summer happenings call for sandals, flip-flops, water shoes and casual shoes. Co-Owners Robin and Jim McWethy share their love for the outdoors and every recreational activity associated with it by amassing all the clothing and accessories needed for seasonal ventures. Stop by to get outfitted and say hello to their Golden Lab store-greeter, Stella.
Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.