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Where is the best place to buy shoes in and around Atlanta?

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It was all about the bargain hunt. Readers went with the extensive selection of deals at DSW — with numerous Atlanta area locations from Newnan to Buford, Kennesaw to Atlantic Station — as the best place to score a new pair of shoes. See all five of your picks for the best places to get shoes in and around Atlanta.

Our shopping expert Nedra Rhone agreed with readers on a couple of great shoe spots, including DSW in her Top 5, but it was another reader favorite that took her top spot: Nordstrom. Check out our picks for the Top 5 places to buy shoes in and around Atlanta.

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V.R. Lincoln

June 29th, 2009
2:05 pm

Macy’s Perimeter Mall has the best shoes in Georgia.

SMH

June 29th, 2009
4:13 pm

1. Macys

2. Dillards

Kristi

June 29th, 2009
4:16 pm

I agree. Macy’s at Perimeter Mall has the best variety of shoes.

Chris Jones

June 29th, 2009
4:17 pm

check http://www.stylemyswag.com. A good friend of mine can find all kinds of shoes.

Steven

June 29th, 2009
4:22 pm

On the Internet, at rock bottom prices! If you’re female, I hear Unique Boutique is Roswell is the way to go. Paying retail/storefront shopping is so 2007. This is the new economy!

koko

June 29th, 2009
4:24 pm

Nordstrom. Best shoes. Best customer service.

Christina Jones

June 29th, 2009
4:29 pm

I love love love shoes from cititrends.

Christina Jones

June 29th, 2009
4:34 pm

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Dee

June 29th, 2009
4:39 pm

Shoemakers Warehouse

Dee

June 29th, 2009
4:41 pm

College Park Shoes

M. T.

June 29th, 2009
4:47 pm

Shoe Center in Toco Hills. Great shoes and truly the best customer service. The people that work there are great.

John

June 29th, 2009
5:04 pm

Marshall’s.Pumas at a reasonable price.

M'

June 29th, 2009
5:04 pm

Any clearance rack that has high end shoes for low end prices…DSW, TJ Maxx…the thrill is in the bargain hunt.

Tara

June 29th, 2009
5:12 pm

Macy’s Cumberland Mall!

Sane

June 29th, 2009
5:19 pm

Salvation Army.

Egger

June 29th, 2009
5:20 pm

Pella’s, Nordstrom, Abbadabbas.

Rashenda

June 29th, 2009
5:20 pm

Bakers, by far!

Funda

June 29th, 2009
5:20 pm

ronniet

June 29th, 2009
5:33 pm

Don’t they realize that men need shoes too!!!
Benny’s
Colege Park Shoe

Michael

June 29th, 2009
5:45 pm

DSW is best place in Atlanta…

M

June 29th, 2009
5:47 pm

Mall of Georgia Nordstrom’s — they actually wait on you, bring you all the shoes you’ve indicated a liking for as well as boxes and boxes of other shoes that are similar. Old fashioned shoe store service with a pianist playing nearby on the weekends make shopping here a delight.

MrLucky

June 29th, 2009
5:57 pm

Bennies Shoes Buckhead or Norcross

B

June 29th, 2009
6:01 pm

WALTERS Downtown

dubya

June 29th, 2009
6:43 pm

Bennies; Walter’s

no vaHI Romeo

June 29th, 2009
6:44 pm

I hear iceland9.com has the best and hottest brands around.

who

June 29th, 2009
6:44 pm

Men: Bennies
Women: Bob Ellis Shoes, Phipps (not cheap)

el jefe

June 29th, 2009
7:17 pm

bennies for dress shoes. walters for sneakers.

ATLien

June 29th, 2009
7:28 pm

1 – Neiman Marcus
2 – Nordstrom
3 – Saks Fifth Avenue
4 – Macy’s Lenox
5 – Banana Republic

Patty

June 29th, 2009
7:33 pm

DSW for selection & price
Fun to look at Nordstrom and Dillards

Toni

June 29th, 2009
7:34 pm

hobberskins

June 29th, 2009
7:48 pm

Mitzi’s Shoe Box in VaHi!!!! A few years ago I spent a bonus check there and have never felt a “shoe/boot high” quite like that. Awesome. I love the boutique Mitzi & Ramano too!

JimNJune

June 29th, 2009
7:58 pm

Off Broadway Shoes of course! Great selection, greater prices. Enormous value…we always find what we need…plus more. Come on…we can’t be the only ones who know about this place.

diane

June 29th, 2009
9:16 pm

Nordstrom…Perimeter Mall….hands (no pun intended…) down…

Jason

June 29th, 2009
10:16 pm

Walters by GA State

shoe center at toco hills

June 29th, 2009
10:40 pm

great selection, all out where you can see, wide and narrows, european brands too, great service.

ben

June 29th, 2009
10:43 pm

Bennies. i’ve bought shoes there for 17 years

tiny.tim

June 29th, 2009
11:08 pm

Nordstrom, hands-down, everyday. Nothing else in Atlanta compares.

justin.kase

June 29th, 2009
11:11 pm

If you’re in Atlanta and have internet service, ZAPPO’S has good deals and good selection, free shipping also. Of course you can also search/ order from ZAPPO’S from anywhere but that’s not what this survey is about. Atlanta is the location we’re supposed to reference.

Al Bundy

June 29th, 2009
11:23 pm

My shoes of course!

Wayne from AL

June 29th, 2009
11:23 pm

1. Shoemakers’ Warehouse
2. Neiman Marcus
3. Nordstrom’s

DJ

June 29th, 2009
11:25 pm

DSW anytime and Nordstrom’s yearly sale.

Pete

June 29th, 2009
11:44 pm

Big Peach Running has the best customer servie and fit process for running shoes! They are good folks who care about getting it right and they have a strong commitment to the community by giving a discount if you turn in a pair of shoes which they then donate to the homeless.

CC

June 29th, 2009
11:59 pm

Nordstrom at Perimeter, then Nordstrom at Phipps, then Dillard’s at Atlantic Station (surprisingly great selection)

Stephen Holmes

June 30th, 2009
12:14 am

The Standard

Dark Knight

June 30th, 2009
12:34 am

1. Walters downtown
2. Wish on Moreland Ave.
3. The Standard on Peachtree
4. Nike Town

Linda

June 30th, 2009
12:59 am

Took my 35 year old daughter to Off Broadway Shoes for the first time last week. Three aisles and she was dizzy – “shoe overload”, she said! Great shoes, great selection, really great prices!

Connie

June 30th, 2009
1:04 am

I love A Step Above Footwear in Midtown. I wear a 12 and can always find my size. They only carry sizes 9 thru 13. they have a website http://www.astepabovefootwear.net

Ron

June 30th, 2009
2:20 am

Are you kidding? Cole Haan has the best shoes in the world!!

John Marshall

June 30th, 2009
3:25 am

Anywhere that sells Kenneth Cole and Cole Haan shoes. AND I know this is an Atlanta survey, but Zappos.com is the best thing since sliced bread.

fildawg

June 30th, 2009
4:53 am

People still go to the store to buy shoes? Ever heard of Zappos?

jksteacher

June 30th, 2009
6:48 am

Bennies, especially for men and ESPECIALLY those with big feet. The people that work there have worked there for years, so the customer service is the best. Plus, Bennies actually repairs shoes.

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June 30th, 2009
7:16 am

A company that sells shoes also repairs shoes…hmmm, must be something to their shoes if they have to repair them frequently – and, yes, I know that Louie, Jack and Jaime all started a cobblers and built their empire that is now run by their son’s and son’s in law, and, on some occasions, still by Jack, Louie and Jaime!

Dawne

June 30th, 2009
7:34 am

Nordstrom and Marmi. They both have an excellent selection and they carry narrow widths for those of us that have narrow feet!

A-Plus

June 30th, 2009
7:35 am

I love the shoe trunk shoes. I recently went with a friend to a ShoeflyShoes trunk show/shoe party and absolutely loved it. Nice shoes! Great Prices! Awesome atmosphere! It was like being at home and trying on as many shoes as you would like. Website is http://www.shoeflyshoesatlanta.com

dee

June 30th, 2009
8:09 am

are we talking sneakers or ladies shoes?

Sandy Coils

June 30th, 2009
8:10 am

Bakers
…and ditto @ who ever said Marshalls for Pumas
Macy’s @ South Lake Mall

MaconKnight

June 30th, 2009
8:14 am

Walter’s downtown.

WEScO

June 30th, 2009
8:14 am

WALTERS AND WISH
POINT BLANK PERIOD

me me me

June 30th, 2009
8:15 am

ShoeFetish

June 30th, 2009
8:17 am

Stratosphere! (Little Five Points)

Mireille

June 30th, 2009
8:18 am

Jeffrey’s is absolutely the best!

CWILLI

June 30th, 2009
8:23 am

Friedman’s downtown.

s

June 30th, 2009
8:30 am

Shoemakers Warehouse

CUTIE PIE"

June 30th, 2009
8:32 am

K & G WOMEN AND FOR MENS STORE HAVE THE BEST SHOES AT GREAT PRICES, AND FOR MENS , WOMEN AND KIDS NAMRE BRAND SHOES TOO AT GREAT PRICES TRY ****SHOE SHOW** BY FAR THE BEST SELECTION AND GREAT RESAONABLE PRICES.

mugglemikki

June 30th, 2009
8:36 am

That’s easy…WALTER’S DOWNTOWN. They have been around for years and you can still get the best deals on name brand shoes.

Mr. Howell Mill

June 30th, 2009
8:38 am

This list is very short and sweet–
1. Walters downtown
2. Wish in LP5
3. Bennies on Piedmont (whats up Goldie!?!?!?)
4. The Standard on Peachtree

Jeremy

June 30th, 2009
8:44 am

Big Peach Running for running footwear. Dillards @ Arbor Place mall (Douglasville) for dress shoes.

LASHAUNDRA

June 30th, 2009
8:57 am

College Park Shoes has the best selections and the best prices!

Katherine

June 30th, 2009
10:02 am

Sammi

June 30th, 2009
10:09 am

Nothing in a store as good as
PIPERLIME.COM
AND
ZAPPOS.COM
Both have free shipping both ways…in case you need to return.

Tony

June 30th, 2009
10:10 am

Citysports Atlanta!

The employees are great!

Kim

June 30th, 2009
10:10 am

http://www.solemateshoeboutiques.com is very nice and have great selection. a gem for Henry county

Kim

June 30th, 2009
10:11 am

sorry that’s solemateboutiques.com

Kim

June 30th, 2009
10:11 am

solemateboutiques.com

I dunno

June 30th, 2009
10:43 am

Cole Haan – Phipps.

SILAS

June 30th, 2009
10:51 am

SHOEMAKER WAREHOUSE
WALTERS DOWNTOWN
BENNIES

liberalextremist

June 30th, 2009
12:12 pm

Wow, what about Friedman’s…

Linda

June 30th, 2009
1:14 pm

Shoe Gallery Warehouse in John’s Creek

Mom in Lawrenceville

June 30th, 2009
2:02 pm

I drive to the DSW near Perimeter.

non-stop

June 30th, 2009
2:58 pm

Bakers Shoes and Victorias Secret online!

Mocha Mom

July 1st, 2009
12:42 am

Shoefly Shoes is the best place AND the most fun that I’ve had shopping for shoes in Atlanta. Cute selection, awesome prices, phenomenal music, delicious food and the “Shoefly Martini” that is served at the invitation only trunk show/party doesn’t hurt! You can go to the website to shop online or get added to the invite list is http://www.shoeflyshoesatlanta.com. You won’t be disappointed.

tidbit

July 1st, 2009
8:09 am

Toco Hills Shoe Gallery – we have three generations that rate this store number one. The shoes selection is varied(remember three generations) and they have a wide range of sizes but the customer SERVICE is what makes this the best place to shop.

Bhorsoft

July 1st, 2009
11:36 am

Horsetown in Marietta, but then again, I only wear cowboy boots.

T Uchi

July 1st, 2009
11:40 am

Off Broadway on Barrett Pkwy has the best shoe selection, with Macy’s running a close second. I’m a shoe shopping expert.

Sherwyn

July 1st, 2009
10:03 pm

Val

July 2nd, 2009
9:04 am

Dillards(Perimeter Mall)/DSW@Buckhead Loop!!!!!!

FrugalFem

July 2nd, 2009
12:29 pm

Hell? Nordtrom Rack anybody? It’s the discount verison of Nordstrom located across the street from the Mall of Georgia Nordstrom location in Buford. It’s like the TJ Maxx for Nordstrom Department Stores.Only one in Georgia.

Mercedes S.

July 2nd, 2009
5:46 pm

Best shoes in Atlanta:
1. SAKS – best selection, best service
2. Neiman-Marcus
3. Bob Ellis

MC

July 3rd, 2009
8:13 am

Nordstrom and Tiggotti in Buckhead for men’s shoes

champernell

July 4th, 2009
2:34 pm

For Sure it’s COLLEGE PARK SHOES, AND FOR ALL THE LADIES FROM NEW ORLEANS THAT LOVE DANIELL GREENS , GREAT SELECTIONS ! THEY ARE HAVING A RED TAG BUY ONE GET A PAIR FREE……YES FREE !

tall white jeff

July 4th, 2009
4:23 pm

In no particular order:

Sneakers,
Walter’s
Standard
Stratosphere
Greg Street’s Closet

Dress,
Friedman’s
Bob Ellis
Gucci at Phipps

Also, where’d the stock photo of Street’s shoes come from? Couldn’t help but notice the Undefeated Jordan IV sample in the pic.

Andrew

July 4th, 2009
6:13 pm

Big Peach Running Company!

Arlinda Young

July 4th, 2009
8:19 pm

College Park Shoes is the absolute best.

APY

July 4th, 2009
8:20 pm

Friedman Shoes (downtown). Need I say more.

Tbanks

July 4th, 2009
11:54 pm

JJ

July 5th, 2009
8:14 am

Shoe Carnival is definately the best!!!

BlakkPurl

July 5th, 2009
8:56 am

College Park Shoes is the best shoe store. The service is wonderful, from being greeted at the door to helping you find the perfect pair of shoes. I always make it a point to shop during the Red Tag Sale, or by one get one free sale. My greatest purchase to date includes two pair of Via Spiga shoes for $100.00. If you need a unique color or style, this is your place. If you are a J Rene fan, this is your place. If the man in your life loves a stylish pair of shoes, this is your place.
FYI, the store is located in downtown College Park, on Main Street, directly accross from the College Park Marta Station.