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Head Over Heels

270 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10027 40.809741 -73.953011
nr. 124th St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-222-2804 Send to Phone

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  • Products & Services: Eyewear, Handbags, Jewelry, Men's Shoes, Women's Shoes

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A, B, C, D at 125th St.

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Eyewear
  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Men's Shoes
  • Women's Shoes


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Among Fort Greene beauty-parlor patrons and beauticians, Dane Huggins was known as "the shoe man” because he'd outfit busy women with footwear he’d bought wholesale from a friend. Huggins still provides women with quality styles, though now they come to him—at Harlem's Head Over Heels. The store was originally a Fort Greene staple before Huggins opened this second location in 2007 and, later, consolidated the two. The cocoa-hued corner store carries both women’s and men's footwear with a sophisticated, urban edge. Round-toe pumps, glittery ankle boots, shiny red ballet flats, and gladiator sandals from brands like Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B., Enzo Angiolini, Frye, and Dolce Vita populate the women's section, while a small selection of leather driving shoes defines the men's area. Accessories like vinyl clutches, Pilgrim sunglasses, and a small selection of costume jewelry round out the inventory. The spacious shop is outfitted with a sumptuous chaise lounge, plushy ottomans, and plenty of sueded wingback chairs both for shoppers trying on the wares and the plethora of book signings, wine tastings, and spa parties hosted by Huggins.