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8 Excellent Places to Buy Summer Sandals in the Bay Area

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It doesn't feel much like summer in the Bay Area at the moment, with unseasonable rain and denser-than-usual fog descending upon every neighborhood, even the Mission. However, warmer, dryer temps are inevitable, we just know it. Or, fingers crossed, you have a warm-weather getaway planned in the coming weeks. To get your feet ready for the heat, we've collected eight places where you're certain to find a unique sandal: either a major bargain, a high-quality, handmade style, comfort that doesn't sacrifice style, or a brand you can't find anywhere else. Shop these Bay Area footwear gems that happen to have exceptional sandal selections, where you'll find everything from stilettos to flip-flops.


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Piper's Shoe Parlor

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The owners of this shop focus on quality, so you won't find much fast fashion here. But you will find chunky, strappy footwear from Miistra and Dolce Vita, and hauraches from Saychelles.

T.J. Maxx

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We're revealing one of our most closely-guarded secrets here: The T.J. Maxx at Westlake is GOOD. Look for mass market brands like BCBG, Calvin Klein—you know the drill. But also keep an eye out for scores from the likes of Cynthia Rowley and Rebecca Minkoff (it has happened!)

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This British shoe store might have the most diverse selection of sandals anywhere. You'll find everything from preppy flats to over-the-top flatforms to Vegas-worthy sky-high numbers at a range of prices. And don't miss their always-awesome sale selection.

Freda Salvador

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We know, we know, we've been giving Freda Salvador A LOT of love lately. But they happen to have an incredible sale at the moment on their quality sandals, so we couldn't leave them out.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

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For many of us, summer sandals are somewhat disposable. You find a pair you love and wear them to death (literally) all summer long. If this sounds like you, find yourself a bargain pair at DSW.
Summer is a time for easy, breezy fashion, not shoe-induced foot pain. Rabat is your place to find footwear that will be kind to your feet, from brands including Coclico, Arche, Audley and more.

Shoe Biz

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Comfort and value are key at this local mini-chain when it comes to sandals. You'll find brightly colored Worishofer and Minnetonka wedges, Sutro slip-on flats, and if you're headed to the beach, a variety of flip-flops.

Convert Shoes

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If you prefer shoes that look cute while respecting the environment, Convert is your go-to. Everything in the store is earth-friendly in some way, but that philosophy doesn't sacrifice style one bit. Look for exclusive collabs with Jeffrey Campbell and J Shoes.

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Piper's Shoe Parlor

The owners of this shop focus on quality, so you won't find much fast fashion here. But you will find chunky, strappy footwear from Miistra and Dolce Vita, and hauraches from Saychelles.

T.J. Maxx

We're revealing one of our most closely-guarded secrets here: The T.J. Maxx at Westlake is GOOD. Look for mass market brands like BCBG, Calvin Klein—you know the drill. But also keep an eye out for scores from the likes of Cynthia Rowley and Rebecca Minkoff (it has happened!)

Kurt Geiger

This British shoe store might have the most diverse selection of sandals anywhere. You'll find everything from preppy flats to over-the-top flatforms to Vegas-worthy sky-high numbers at a range of prices. And don't miss their always-awesome sale selection.

Freda Salvador

We know, we know, we've been giving Freda Salvador A LOT of love lately. But they happen to have an incredible sale at the moment on their quality sandals, so we couldn't leave them out.

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

For many of us, summer sandals are somewhat disposable. You find a pair you love and wear them to death (literally) all summer long. If this sounds like you, find yourself a bargain pair at DSW.

Rabat

Summer is a time for easy, breezy fashion, not shoe-induced foot pain. Rabat is your place to find footwear that will be kind to your feet, from brands including Coclico, Arche, Audley and more.

Shoe Biz

Comfort and value are key at this local mini-chain when it comes to sandals. You'll find brightly colored Worishofer and Minnetonka wedges, Sutro slip-on flats, and if you're headed to the beach, a variety of flip-flops.

Convert Shoes

If you prefer shoes that look cute while respecting the environment, Convert is your go-to. Everything in the store is earth-friendly in some way, but that philosophy doesn't sacrifice style one bit. Look for exclusive collabs with Jeffrey Campbell and J Shoes.