From classic black pumps to boots, sandals and wedges, we’ve strutted the streets of Sydney for some seriously drool-worthy-slash-insta-worthy boutique shoe stores. No matter the season, event or outfit, there’s a boot, sandal or heel to match. While coordinating the right colour, style and height is half the fun of owning a gorgeous pair of shoes, shopping the latest trends is the other half of our relentless obsession. Whether you’ve got a classy event looming or you’re just in the market for some really good shoes, here’s our pick of the best high-end boutique shoe stores in Sydney.
Combine beautifully designed shoes with a desire to give back, and you have Mosman's The Nowhere Nation. This newly opened luxury shoe boutique stocks local and international brands like Charlotte Stone and Reike Nen, and takes a personal approach with each supplier to ensure they are curating the best products. Better still, The Nowhere Nation gives back with their Look Good, Do Good initiative where $1 from every online purchase is donated to charity.
1/706 Military Road, Mosman
Dolci Firme has been dressing women’s feet in the finest Italian craftsmanship since 1999. Bianca Buccheri is the woman behind Dolce Firme and has been working in the fashion industry since the age of 15, needless to say, she knows her shoes. As well as stocking coveted Italian brands such as Bruno Carlo and Gianni Marra. Plus Bianca sells a range of boots, pumps, flats, wedges and sandals under her own brands, Bianca Buccheri and By Bianca.
Shop 3, 168-174 Oxford Street, Paddington
Myer Sydney Concession, Pitt Street Mall, 436 George Street, Sydney
It would be hard to find a lady who doesn’t love her some Jimmy Choo’s. An internationally renowned brand that is a regular on Hollywood’s red carpet honours us with two Sydney-based stores. The ever so stylish collection covers the full spectrum; pumps, sandals, wedges, boots, flats and trainers. But what we can’t get enough of is the bespoke shoe design service. Let lose your inner shoe designer and create your own unique Jimmy Choo with their made-to-order shoes. And yes, they also do made-to-order bags.
Level 4, Westfield Bondi Junction
Elegant, classic designs straight from the runway – we’re talking Double Bay’s Cosmopolitan Shoes, and boy do they deliver. Touted as Australia’s largest stockist of European shoes, Cosmopolitan Shoes is your go-to destination for the latest shoe trends from Insta-worthy designers. Victoria Beckham, Balmain, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen are just some of the ultra trendy designers on offer. If you’re shopping for a sparkly event, they also sell designer bags, wallets, jewellery and clothing.
2-22 Knox Street, Double Bay
If you thought Incu was just for men, think again. What started out as a progressive menswear line has transformed into a luxury men’s and women’s shoes and clothing destination. The brainchild of twin brothers Brian and Vincent Wu, Incu have separate retail stores for women and only stock high-end, high-quality and trendy shoe brands such as Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Acne Studios, and if you’re in the market for something sporty, Adidas.
258 Oxford Street, Paddington
Shop RG, 23-24 The Galleries, Sydney
If you’ve got a thing for Missoni, Sonia Rykiel is your idea of designer heaven, or if Giuseppe Zanotti makes you weak at the knees (the shoes, that is!), we’re guessing Liberty Shoes will become your new second home. Luxurious in every sense of the word, Liberty Shoes in the heart of Double Bay is a veritable who’s who of big-name shoe brands. Stocking an elite range of boots, heels, flats, and sandals, Liberty Shoes handpick all of their shoes from Europe ahead of the Australian style seasons, ensuring you stay on trend and ahead of the fashion stakes. Need we say more?
Shop 1/41-45 Knox Street, Double Bay
From Topouzin to Senso, King, and Lucchesi, the brands on offer at Zomp are glamorous, cutting-edge and high-end to say the least. Along with luxury shoes and style-savvy staff, all Zomp stores are architecturally designed to ensure your indulgent shopping experience starts the minute you walk through the door. Zomp sell a wide range of styles including boots, pumps, sandals, and lace-ups.
Shop 8, 573 Military Road, Mosman
Shop 4, 255c Oxford Street, Paddington
Stylish shoes designed for comfort...impossible right? Started by former Architect Ashley Lim, Extraordinary Ordinary Day combines good design and the latest trends to produce footwear that will take you from day to night in complete comfort. This Lower North Shore boutique stocks all their own handmade shoes, and also offers select designs made-to-order. From boots and brogues to heels and slides, EOD has a well fitted, fashion-forward shoe for every occasion.
Shop 9/100 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag
Set in a heritage-listed terrace in the heart of Woollahra, and with a selfie-worthy selection of designer footwear, shopping doesn’t get more high-end than at Quincy. Showcasing the latest trends from local and international designers in an elegant and relaxing fitout, Quincy is literally shoe heaven for any practising shoe addict (the all-white and cream interiors even make it look like you’re in the clouds). Oscar de la Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg, Manolo Blahnik, Sophia Webster, Kate Spade… and the list of #trending designers goes on.
76 Queen Street, Woollahra
Two words: Christian Louboutin – it’s French for black stilettos. Well, at least we believe it should be. French fashion designer, Christian Louboutin put black stilettos on the fashion map in the early 90s and continues to do so with his trademark red-lacquered soles. If you’re in the market to make all your friends (and women in general) green with envy, or you’d just like to ogle at the sheer beauty of such a creation, make your way to a Christian Louboutin boutique.
Westfield Bondi Junction, 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction
Westfield Sydney, Pitt Street Mall, Sydney
David Jones, Elizabeth Street, Sydney