Hidden amid antique shops, bookstores, and bridal boutiques in an Uptown duplex, Linus Lounge sells hard-to-find—even in New York—designer footwear. The brainchild of shoe aficionado Kristen Radakovich, who learned the craft at London’s Prescott and Mackay fashion school, the atelier is stocked with Gil Carvalho’s architectural stilettos, boyish boots by Scorah Pattullo, and pretty pumps by Rupert Sanderson, formerly a designer for Sergio Rossi and Bruno Magli. Unless you happen to drop by during Radakovich’s twice-yearly seasonal showcases (typically held in April and October), you’ll need an appointment to shop.
4. Insider's Tip
Published on Oct 31, 2007 as a web exclusive.