Pointed statement: Stilettos by Sergio Rossi.
Best Women's Shoes

A Step-by-Step Guide

Michel Perry
320 Park Avenue
At 51st Street
Lean, mean, pointy-toed stilettos for the French vixen in you. Think killer heels, vivid colors, and plenty of attitude spiky stunners in every sense of the word ($335 to $675).
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Christian Louboutin
941 Madison Avenue
Near 74th Street
Satisfy your Cinderella fantasies with the most delicate, feminine, princess-worthy shoes around. Who else would trim with taffeta? (Typically, $350 to $650.)
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Manolo Blahnik
31 West 54th Street
Purveyor of the original $500 footwear, Blahnik raised the ceiling on what powerful women spend on stiletto slingbacks not to mention glittery evening slippers ($445 to $1,000 or more).
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Sergio Rossi
835 Madison Avenue
Near 70th Street
Notice-me shoes for Bond girls who aren't afraid of things metallic, beaded, or pony-skinned. Spring's needle-heeled numbers could get you into trouble at the airport ($340 to $980).
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Jimmy Choo
645 Fifth Avenue
At 51st Street
Made by and for London "It" girls, every one of these shoes is a conversation piece think demure, gingham kitten-heels by day and towering gold ankle-wrap styles by night ($350 to $1,200).
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