An influx of new shops made for a tough year in the shoe department: So many options, so few feet! But inimitable service and selection secure Neiman’s as the enduring go-to. More than 25 brands include hard-to-find styles of Louboutin, Jacobs, and Lacroix, and classic Blahniks and Ferragamos. Bring in that hard-to-match dress; the staff can pair it with pretty pumps. They’ll order sold-out sizes, too. Even a fancy fireplace can’t top that.