What's the matter, Cinderella? Lost your favorite shoe (store)? If you've gone looking for Walton Street mainstay Battaglia Footwear recently, you'll find it's not there anymore. Not to worry – the destination for Italian handcrafted shoes has simply moved to 1718 N. Clybourn Ave. After 15 years on the Gold Coast, the Battaglia boutique is getting a brand new, spacious show room on the Clybourn corridor. Instead of springing for a pair of designer shoes everyone and their next door neighbor are going to have, save your pennies for a pair of exquisite Italian pumps, boots or handbags. They have a wide selection of men's shoes and bridal shoes, as well. Find kicks made of high quality materials like alligator, ostrich, lizard, suede and patents, as well as silks and hand embroidered and beaded fabrics.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. -6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, check out the official web site or call 312-787-3237.