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French Sole

985 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.769751 -73.96263
nr. 71st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-737-2859 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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    3 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Women's Shoes
Photo by A.J. Wilhelm and Carmen Lopez

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Official Website

frenchsoleshoes.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 68th St.-Hunter College

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Accessories

  • Women's Shoes

Profile

A sanctuary for fed-up cosmopolitan women who’ve walked their last stiletto steps, French Sole is an oasis of ballet flats. The walls are jam-packed from floor to ceiling with identical pink shoeboxes. (Indeed, the surreal tiny space can trigger something akin to a psychic bunion.) Inside those boxes are more than two dozen variations of one kind of footwear. Some flats are a bit tacky (leopard prints in questionable colors, gaudy floral patterns); others are more stylish (timeless solids, trendy metallics). But with prices inching up as high as $350, your extravagant new pair of ballet flats just might usurp your old slingbacks in the end.

Sales

End-of-season sales in January, July, and August feature a large selection marked down 30 to 50 percent.

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