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6 at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.
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A checked, rainbow-colored path guarded by an oversize garden gnome leads the way into this eclectic, mid-priced footwear boutique, creating the vibe of a shoe-lover’s Candyland. Welcome to British designer Danny Sullivan’s shoe-bedecked fantasy world, full of exaggerated buckles and gauzy bows, mirrored heels, split toes, wild fabrics, and metallic trim. While the shoes themselves are striking—displayed on store-spanning floor-to-ceiling shelves among feathered folding fans—they compete for attention with the store’s whimsical wall art, depicting a giant purple unicorn and flying cupcakes. Here, classic black suede pumps feature hexagonal heels and silver lightning bolts, while typically demure Oxfords come in electric-blue leather. Fashion-forward men can browse a smaller supply of dress shoes in green metallic snakeskin or dark gold glitter. Those hunting for more basic booties or ballet flats can find a few more reserved styles amid the unusual designs, but as one clerk puts it, “It’s a question of whether you want to buy a truly funky shoe or whether you just want to shop for a conventional shoe in a funky store.”