My girlfriend brings new ones in again, her husband twists her eyes according to her mood or sighs audibly, loudly and reproachfully. Over the years it had become about 50, as she told me last weekend, but the man had become accustomed to the many rivals. They come from all over the place and stand at almost every corner. It's not less, but more every season, in all colours and shapes: black, white, monochrome or colourful, some bigger, others rather tiny. Of course my girlfriend is a faithful soul, but when it comes to her love of shoes, everyone has to share her. Whether slingbacks, folklore sandals or pink bathing flip-flops, she has everything.
In Frankfurt she knows the best corners, but she never disdains a visit to the Galeria Kaufhof. Result: we both left the shop recently, happy all around, but much poorer. The department store at the Hauptwache has saddled up its shoes: Peter Kaiser's popular models can now be found there as well as top trends from Calvin Klein.
If I'm not looking for shoes online, then in Frankfurt I prefer to go to Görtz. After financial difficulties, the shop opposite Hugendubel increasingly focuses on the core competencies of the trade and recently enchanted me with its patient advice. But that's not all: the white leather loungers with a view of the skyline in the in-house café are always worth a visit.
And if all the ropes are torn and we're already quite desperate, then it's always worth taking a look around the corner: Linda's shoe salon offers extravagant chic for women who can never get enough
Görtz, Biebergasse 6-10
Galeria Kaufhof, Hauptwache
Lindas Schuhsalon, Rathenausplatz 2-8, Goethestraße 7, Outlet: Kleine Hochstrasse 7
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