Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Aldo, Juice Generation, Maria Bonita, Metro Bicycle

Wrote back in February about plans for the Aldo shoe store at 2345 Broadway (at 86th) to relocate two blocks south to the former Coach store space at 2321 Broadway (at 84th). They’re finally getting close to opening.

Upper West Side Closing: Medici Shoes

Looks like women’s shoe store Medici is no more (420 Columbus, between 80th & 81st). MUW reader Kevin A. sent in the photo above yesterday. The sign in the window indicates there’s a liquidation sale, although the store looks empty and the sign could be old. I’ll see if I can track down any details [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Mystery Space Adjacent To 7-Eleven, Details Designer Shoe Outlet, iCrave FroYo, Rumored Pharmacy

Previously posted in June & in September about the 7-Eleven slated for the former Gourmet Garage space at 2567 Broadway (between 96th & 97th). When Gourmet Garage closed last December, the early rumor was that the space would be subdivided into two units. It looks like that’s the case, with 7-Eleven only taking the northern [...]

UWS Openings, Temporary Openings & Closings: Harry’s Shoes, Halloween City, The Purple Fig

Posted back in May that Harry’s Shoes (2299 Broadway, between 82nd/83rd) would be expanding its store by taking over the space next door neighbor Talbot’s had vacated. The new combined space opened earlier this month and I recently had a chance to stop by and check it out. They’ve done an outstanding job with the [...]

UWS Openings, Reopenings & Closings: Lululemon, Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), The Cottage, Betsey Johnson

The new Lululemon slated for the corner of Broadway & 75th has been in the works February. Branded plywood went up in late May, and now there’s word the store is just a few weeks from opening.

UWS Openings: Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), Gymboree Play & Music, Wine & Roses

Looks like the wait for the new UWS Designer Shoe Warehouse is just about over. The store is slated to open this Saturday (7/21).

Best Upper West Side Shoe Stores

I’ll be honest — I wear Skechers. The MyUpperWest Gal HATES them, but they’re comfortable and cheap and that’s good enough for me. (The Jersey Skecher outlets have frequent “Buy 1, get 1 for 50% off” sales — WINNING!) If you’re in the market for some footwear that’s just a little nicer, NearSay had a [...]