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Giraudon New York
Nearby Subway Stops
A, C, E at 14th St.; 1 at 18th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This venue is closed.
New Yorkers hobbling in uncomfortable footwear won’t regret a detour to this Chelsea boutique for its slipper-like, foot-friendly shoes. Made of soft, pliable leather with extra-cushioned soles, shoes here are comfortable without being dowdy—quite a feat. European design and overseas manufacture, in leather capitals Portugal and Brazil, mean fashion-forward boots, lace-ups and stylish heels in colors and looks you won’t see in a department store—or on 8th Street. The store also carries a unisex line of sport styles; it even stocks leather thongs. The space, though small, is maximized by a lack of fussy décor; it’s shoes, and shoes only. A welcome touch: For Chelsea and meatpacking district club-hoppers in too-snug Manolos, Giraudon stays open until 10 p.m. on Friday nights—in good time to start your weekend off on the right foot.Sales
The store offers two sales a year, in June/July and right after Christmas.