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Our picks for the sometimes less obvious winners.
Best Shoe Store (2012)
Ocean at Dolores, Carmel
From Frye boots to Foley&Corrina bags, Lloyd’s is a fashionista’s candy shop. It’s also proof that one needn’t turn to the Internet to find variety like Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots, Corso Como ballet flats and Attilio Giusti Leombruni wedge sandals all in one place. Lloyd’s cozy Carmel digs beat a cold computer screen any day. More the sporty, outdoorsy type? Lloyd’s carries Merrell. Do-gooders—how about Toms? And just plain comfy cozy? Uggs. See the light, and save your soles.