It can be more difficult than one might think to find good shoes, even in a vast city like Chicago. With bargain shops popping up on every corner, where quality might not be the highest of concerns, it’s hard to know where to shop for women’s shoes, particularly for an important fashion season like autumn. So although it’s still steamy out in Chicago, fall is coming — and with it, fabulous new autumn boots and shoes. So here are some of the best shops for women’s fall shoes in Chicago to help you find your perfect match.
(Photo Credit: lorisshoes.com)

(Photo Credit: lorisshoes.com)

Lori’s Shoes
824 Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-5655
www.lorisshoes.comOffering some of the hottest designers and best brands of shoes in the city, Lori’s Shoes also has plenty of trendy handbags, jewelry, apparel and accessories available to help put together a great fall wardrobe. Come shop with all of a lady’s best friends including Dolce Vita, Jeffrey Campbell, Vince Camuto, Andre Assous and more. Whatever your style, be it urban chic, warm and cozy, or however you describe your signature look, Lori’s Shoes is here to help. There’s even an “insider” subscription option that includes a first look at new products, subscriber-only offers and $10 off your first order.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
3131 N Clark. St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 975-7182
www.dsw.comA favorite store across the board for both women’s and children’s shoes, DSW is always mentioned in conversations when talking about where to get great shoes. Whether you’re looking for something to slip on, lace up or climb into this fall, DSW is the place to look. With a constant flow of new arrivals and massive end of season clearance sales, there is something for everyone when shopping at DWS, but especially for shoe-lovers of the female persuasion!

Click Shoes
3729 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL
(773) 244 9141
www.clickshoes.netWhat rhymes with ‘Click?’ You guessed it! “Hip!” One of the trendy and upbeat — yes, and hip — places for women’s shoe shopping is Click Shoes on Chicago’s north side. Browse their selection of women’s boots and shoes, apparel and jewelry, and don’t be surprised if you leave with more than one new look. Featuring brands like Bella Luxx, Eric Micahel, Dolce Vita, Michael Lauren and many, many more, Click is truly a shoe paradise tucked into an upbeat shop.

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John Fluevog Shoes
1539 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-1983
www.fluevog.comLocated in the heart of swanky Wicker Park, John Fluevog Shoes offers a phenominal selection of shoes with a friendly and helpful staff. Rarely do descriptions for shoes include luxurious and comfortable, but at John Fluevog Shoes, you can have it all. And unique to boot — you won’t find only the standard fashions at John Fluevog, but shoes and boots that really stand out. You’ll be amazed how many compliments you receive in a pair of their fall shoes! Celebrate the unconventional — fabulously — at John Fluevog Shoes.

Vince Camuto
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
5220 Fashion Outlets Way
Rosemont, IL. 60018
(847) 678-8470
www.vincecamuto.comCo-founder of the hugely successful Nine West, Vince Camuto left his mark on the shoe industry like few others. At the Vince Camuto outlet located at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago in nearby Rosemont, shop for your favorite designer shoes, clothing and handbags, jewelry and watches, even fragrances with the assurance of the quality you’ve grown accustomed to in buying women’s fashions. Be sure to check out their stunning fall preview for all the spiffy footwear fashions you’ll want to sport around town this autumn.

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Soon after earning her BA in journalism, Melanie Falina began writing about one of the loves of her life – music. Since then, she’s covered some of the biggest names in music, in addition to writing on an array of other topics as well. She has written for Black Belt magazine, KISS: The Official Authorized Quarterly Magazine, Examiner, AXS.com, Yahoo Voices, and more, and was editor for Don Lemmon’s KNOW HOW Book Three, Refuse To Fail. Melanie is also a poet with five published collections of poetry available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various establishments.