Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-7pm
6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Save for the mojitos, this trendy but affordable shoe store has all the makings of a hot Miami dance club: Crisp, white walls, Latin-flavored hip-hop tunes thumping through the speakers and sexy, European and South American-inspired footwear and accessories. Based in Canada, the designer-on-a-budget shop attracts a wide range of clients, from prom-goers hunting for the perfect strappy metallic sandal to 30-something corporate suits after a versatile day-to-date leather loafer. Most styles boast more flash than comfort, but among the pointed stiletto ankle boots you'll also spot a fair share of foam-soled flip flops, streamlined athletic shoes and pumps well-behaved enough for the office. Aldo also offers beaded and embellished handbags and casual silver jewelry.