Kathryn Kerrigan Shoe Boutique
WALK TALL Big feet and stylish shoes are often mutually exclusive, but Libertyville native and designer Kathryn Kerrigan made it her mission to fill that void. Now, three years after launching her shoe business catering to “women who leave a larger imprint” with a flagship in her hometown ’burb, Kerrigan’s European-made shoes fill an entire Bucktown storefront. Owned by Stephanie Sack, who also runs across-the-street plus-size clothing store vive la femme, the eponymous boutique complements vive la femme’s collection of everyday styles. Think classic ballet flats, kitten heels and ’50s-inspired wedges in sizes 9–13 (prices for spring and summer range between $99 and $169). Sack plans to supplement the kicks with accessories, but you’ll have to head across the street to create the full ensemble. 2031 N Damen Ave (773-235-7150, kathrynkerrigan.com).