BEST SHOE STORE - 2005
Ask any normal child about her most recent outing at JC Penney and you'll reach the same conclusion: Shoe shopping is not everyone's idea of a wake-the-neighbors, sound-the-alarm good time. But if a shoe-aholic absolutely must drag a shopaphobe anywhere, let it be Heavenly Soles. The stock at the Lake Street boutique is half shoes, beautiful shoes, half what's this doing in a shoe store? While customer A tries on Camper's latest model of urban hiking boot, customer B can peruse messenger bags, body salts, and quirky gifts. Plus, even the crabbiest patron might be enticed to try on a pair from the store's frequently updated selection of monster-stomping combat boots, comfy clogs, and bright, candy-colored sneakers.