Best of Boston

2007 Best Women's Shoes

Barneys New York

Whatever your particular fetish—prim Lanvin flats, foot-high Louboutins—Barney’s indulgent 3,200-square-foot shoe space is the ultimate playground. (In the year since it opened, we’ve officially kicked our persistent online footwear-buying habit.) Did we mention sizes are rarely unavailable here? On those few occasions when you can’t immediately find your desired style, chances are that it exists somewhere in the Barneys universe, and a helpful associate will be able to track down said pair long before withdrawal sets it.

Copley Place, Boston, 617-385-3300,