Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a shopping, museum, and restaurant mecca. This famous boulevard sits on the emerald green New River and ends at the sands of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a mere 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Famous people, locals, and tourists all mingle and shop on the boulevard. Take the I-95 Broward Boulevard exit east and then go south to Las Olas Boulevard. There are four exclusive shoe boutiques guaranteed to please the male and the female shoe connoisseurs. The hours are seasonal, so always check the websites before going. Book your flight now…
619 East Las Olas Boulevard
Elektrik Boutique features an unusual array of hard to find, as well as, top designer shoes. With all the Las Olas shops, plan on parking behind the shops (on the north or south side in either metered spaces or attendant lots). The boutique carries the Dress the Population, Orefici, and Love Tanjane Brands. If you cannot make it to South Florida, there is an online shop.
713 East Las Olas Boulevard
Bennett Uomo is a quaint men’s shop that specializes in the finest Italian handmade leather shoes. Vincenzo and Graziella De Caria have found a fine spot to offer their men’s shoes. When you walk in the door you can smell expensive and fine scent of the leather. You will never want to leave this shop, ever.
623 East Las Olas Boulevard
Deborah James studied at the NYC School of Fashion Institute. She prides herself on her regular trips to Europe to pick up the finest products. Bring your credit cards and your cash. You will not leave empty handed. Her Private Label is to die for. Check out the 2014 sandals and pumps.
617 Las Olas Boulevard
Blue has two other Florida locations, Islamorada and Key West. You will not find a better selection of fine leather strappy sandals embellished with beads and shells. The cutting edge store has the latest of the latest and was recently written up in Vogue Magazine.
I recommend that after you shop for shoes on Las Olas Boulevard, you go over to Café Europa at 910 Las Olas Boulevard for a nice cool glass of Kim Crawford and a few delicious tapas. Then you can wander down Las Olas to the beach, take off your brand new kicks, and dip your toes in the sapphire blue Atlantic waters.