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Best Repair - Shoes
Angelos Shoe Restorer
666 Fifth Avenue, at 53rd Street
212-757-6364


Sure, most places can fix a heel or add taps to your soles, but when it comes to restoring an old pair of boots, fixing an intricate detail on a purse, or changing last year's heel to make those $400 stilettos street-worthy again, you have to go to an expert who can handle the tricky work. Angelo's will polish up a delicate vintage bag to new freshness, add inches to those pumps that didn't make you quite tall enough and brush up suede to just-purchased luster. Top Service (845 Seventh Avenue, near 55th Street; 212-765-3190) is one of the only shoemakers with a special machine to re-solder buckles, chains, and other detached metal bits. And don't worry that those killer snakeskin boots you bought are too loose around the calf -- they'll take them in, as if they were altering a dress.

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