What’s the one thing that fashionistas can never have enough of? Shoes, shoes and more shoes! That’s why we worship the ground Kristi Ryan walks on (in her incredibly stylish footwear, of course). By opening her Bucktown women’s shoe shop, she has brought Chicago several previously unavailable designers including Anya Hindmarch, Gwendolyn Carrie and Elizabeth Brady, plus a colorful selection of Hunter Wellingtons (a necessity for any stylish Chicago gal). Though her boutique is filled with fashion-forward, high-end flats, heels and boots, Ryan selects her stock based on everyday wear-ability, so there’s no need to tuck these shoes away until Saturday night.
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Best of Chicago 2007