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Best Stores For Summertime Shoes In North Bay

July 17, 2012 6:00 AM

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When you need summer shoes for yourself or the kids, head to the North Bay to find an amazing array of footwear from ballet flats to fashionable wedges to the must have beach flip flops. Make sure your pedicure has been well done and then stop by one of these local shops to find styles from unique designs to much loved classics. Go from quaint, cozy stores to laid back beach-style shopping in downtown settings and then be transported to European-style boutiques, all without ever leaving the North Bay.
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Sexy Sling Backs
Amelia Claire

1230 Main St.
Saint Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-8502
www.ameliaclaire.com

Think classic Sonoma County and you are inside Amelia Claire, a store that sells both shoes and women’s apparel, accessories and handbags, but is first and foremost a shoe store. Brands found here include Stuart Weitzman, Donald J. Pliner, French Sole, Luxury Rebel and Thierry Rabotin. Styles are a mix of old Europe and red carpet glam, so customers can find a little bit of everything in this quaint store. Slip into comfortable summer ballet flats, arch your soles in summer sling backs and show off your summer pedicures with fabulous peep toes. Amelia Claire stocks summer shoes in bright oranges, mustard and nude as well as pre-labor day white.

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Kids’ Shoes
Buzy Beez

85 E. Blithedale Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94931
(415) 381-2339
www.buzybeezshoes.com

Buzy Beez is a fantastic little children’s shoe store located in downtown Mill Valley where kids’ comfort meets style. Sizes range from newborn to eight years old, and Buzy Beez is a store your children will love to visit. Staff are not only knowledgeable, but also know just what kids want. They make the task of shopping easier for parents by putting kids at ease and creating a fun experience for all. Brands and styles that can be found in-store include morgan&milo, which offer fun, modern shoes with easy to fasten straps; Chooze, which sell flip flops in a range of colors and designs perfect for the summer months; bobux, a company that has become the premium brand for soft-soled first shoes for babies; and twig shoes, a brand that designs with style in mind (think of children’s shoes that will match mommy and daddy’s), and the all round comfortable see kai run that puts kids feet first!

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Fashionable Flats
Flats

1219 B Main St.
Saint Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-0480
www.flatsnapavalley.com

Think Martha Stewart meets “Gossip Girl” when it comes to Flats. This boutique in the hip area of Saint Helena stocks an array of ballet flats in all colors, from natural earth tones to bright bold seasonal hues. The founder of Flats is also the buyer, and she carefully selects the best, quality shoes from around the world as she travels. Prices can be on the higher end when it comes to summer shoes in the North Bay, however the selection is fantastic and you will not be disappointed if ballet shoe styles are what you’re craving. Your feet will have timeless appeal lasting well beyond the summer months.

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Flops For All
FlipFlop Den

8278 Old Redwood Hwy.
Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 385-8410
www.flipflopden.com

A new store in downtown Cotati has fast become the largest sandal retailer in Sonoma County, with a vast selection of flip flops for both men and women as well as children. While the store space itself is small, FlipFlop Den offers a surprisingly large selection of sturdy quality flip flops that will not only look good, but last through all the summer activities you can throw at them. Brands sold here include Oakley, Sanuk and Havaianas in seasonal colors, as well as block black. FlipFlop Den often has special offers on older styles, so be sure to search through the bargain bucket near the entrance. Also sold in-store are sunglasses, beach apparel and accessories to complete your summer style.

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Designer Styles
Footcandy

452 E. 1st St. Suite E,
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-3876
www.footcandyshoes.com

A fabulous boutique that now boasts three locations, Footcandy was started by a husband and wife team as Mrs. Butler’s passion for shoes grew into an obsession. Find amazing brands including Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, Giuseppe Zanotti, as well as many other top European and US names under one stylish roof. Styles are always seasonal, however you will be able to find shoes fit for summer throughout the year, as each designer offers peep toes, flats and summer pumps. In fact, it will be hard to leave Footcandy without creating a new addiction to shoes.

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Parmeeta Ghoman is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. She specializes in shopping and style. Find some of her work on Examiner.com.
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