How to Buy Fabulous Shoes for Large Feet

So much choice can be overwhelming, but it's a dilemma that's way overdue. So clear some closet space and start shopping!

Stuart Weitzman
Where to buy: Stuart Weitzman stores, Nordstrom, Stanley Korshak, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue,
Plus sizes: 10 1/2 to 12, AAAA to W
What's hot now: Scrunched-down boots, booties, metallic leathers in shades of brass, pewter and anthracite, cowboy-influenced styles, moccasins in both low and high heels. "The platform and wedge are very strong for fall," says Weitzman.

Donald J. Pliner
Where to buy: Pliner stores in Beverly Hills, Miami, Las Vegas and San Jose and at Nordstrom stores, or
Plus sizes: 11 and 12 M, some N
What's hot now: Mid-heels and flats in cassis and olive green, hair calf, camel and white mocha print and "a newspaper print with a fuchsia underlay."

Where to buy: Harry's Shoes, Nordstrom
Plus sizes: 11 and 12 M
What's hot now: Wedges and bootie-type shoes in stretch materials combined with leather in black, camel and gray and metallics like pewter, bronze and old gold.

Stores that stock plus-size shoes

Where to buy: 95 stores nationwide,
Plus sizes: 10 1/2 to 14, AAA to WW
Brands: Stuart Weitzman, Anne Klein, VanEli, Linea Paolo, J. Renee, Charles David, Franco Sarto, Donald J. Pliner, Kate Spade, A. Marinelli, J. Renee, Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, BCBG and exclusive house brands Classiques Entier and Brass Plum

Where to buy: 30 stores nationwide (see Website for locations), or Catalog available at 1-800-966-2764
Plus sizes: 10 1/2 to 13, AAAA to W
Brands: VanEli, Rangoni, Sesto Meucci, Eric Javits

Elleven Up
Where to buy: 12 West 57th Street, NYC, 212-757-2154 or 866-ELLEVEN (toll free)
Plus sizes: 10 1/2 to 13 N to W
Brands: Anne Klein, Donald J. Pliner, VanEli, Claudia Ciuti Join mailing list for sale and new style info.

Friedman's Shoes
Where to buy: 209 Mitchell Street, Atlanta, Georgia,, catalog available 800-540-6513
Plus sizes: 10 1/2 to 13, AA to WW
Brands: VanEli, J. Renee, Cianni, Paul Melian
Where to buy:
Plus sizes: 10 1/2 to 15, AAAA to WW
Brands: Via Spiga, Stuart Weitzman, Anne Klein, Pancaldi, Claudia Ciuti, Donald J. Pliner, Steve Madden, custom Élevé line (also see for list of stores carrying them)

Where to buy: Catalog available, 800-367-7167
Plus sizes: 10 1/2 to 13, AA to WW
Brands: Franco Sarto, Jazz, VanEli, Pelle Moda, Moda Spana, Rangoni

Unique Feet
Where to buy:
Plus sizes:10 1/2 to 12 AAAA; 10 1/2 to 13 AAA and AA, 10 1/2 to 14 M, W and selected WW
Brands: Cole Haan, Stuart Weitzman, VanEli, Prevata, Sesto Meucci, David Tate

Up and Under
Where to buy:
Plus sizes: 10 1/2 to 12 M
Brands: Anne Klein, Stuart Weitzman, Via Spiga

Beautiful Shoes
Where to buy:
Custom shoes, made to order from your photo or suggested styles similar to Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Prada and Manolo Blahnik. Pricey, but worth it for a great copy or replacing a beloved old or discontinued pair.

Where to buy:
Plus sizes:10 1/2 to 12, AA to W
Brands: Via Spiga, Donald J. Pliner, Anne Klein, Stuart Weitzman
Where to buy:
Plus sizes: 10 1/2 to 12, AAAA to WWW
Brands: Cole Haan, Donald J. Pliner, ViaSpiga

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