*Update* Giordano’s has closed. Read about it in my follow up post (here).
Oh, you New York girls have it good! Tiny shoe size? No problem…just skip on down to Giordano’s to peruse the collection of shoes in size 5.5 down to size 4! What a fantastic idea! The best part is this store stocks shoes from high end designers like Pucci and Christian Lacroix, middle range designers like Marc by Marc Jacobs and Stuart Weizman, and their own store brand which is priced in the $100-$200 range. Fabulous!
Being a small shoe size is so frustrating because stores never carry them, or if they do, they only have one or two pairs in stock that inevitably sell out the second they hit the sales floor. Or we get stuck with the display shoe (because small shoes are “cuter” so the smallest size in stock is usually on display) which has been manhandled by every shoe frenzied woman (or man if you’re into that kind of thing) in the store.
And that’s if you’re lucky enough to be a size 5! If you’re a size 4.5 or below, you’d better hope designers even MAKE shoes that small…geez. That is what makes shopping at a store that sells only small sizes so amazing…being able to walk into a store and know they have your size is a great feeling. Giordano’s takes online and phone orders, and they ship anywhere in the US, Europe, South America, and Asia (What? No Canada?) so if you’re not in NY but need a tiny shoe fix, then drop them a line. The store will definitely be on my list of places to visit when I finally make it to NY!
1150 Second Ave. New York, NY 10021