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Downtown Blog: Shoes

Baggins Shoes: The largest selection of Converse & Vans sneakers in the world!

Baggins Shoes, owned by Glen Lynch and business partner Brydie Griffin and located on Lower Johnson Street, offers about 700 styles of Converse and 300 styles of Vans to sneaker aficionados all over the world.

She She Bags & She She Shoes - Sister stores for a splash of colour and fun

For long-time residents of Victoria, Shelagh Macartney may look familiar, more familiar even than her two Trounce Alley shops - She She Bags and She She Shoes. Shelagh started out in Trounce Alley with All in Bloom, a lovely gift shop full of quirky, unique items that made perfect gifts for friends and family.

An almost-50-year-old downtown gem: The Cobbler

Did you know that The Cobbler shoe store at 718 View Street has been in the same location under the same owners for 46 years? There is a lot going on behind the unassuming store front between Sapphire Day Spa and St. Andrew's Square!

“The owners chose this location because Victoria is such an old city and the downtown is always the heart of an old city and the hub of an old city,” says Marion Martin, store manager. “Every day down here is different. I meet people from all over the world and it’s just interesting.”

Business Profile: Head over Heels for shoes

Niomi Wood is very passionate about shoes, and her aptly named women’s shoe store Head over Heels is an homage to the best in shoes as works of art.

With floor to ceiling windows for optimum ogling – and there’s rarely a woman that passes by without stopping to look – Niomi’s choice of location in The Atrium (at 1323 Blanshard Street) lends the store the look of an art gallery with stark, white pillars of varying heights showing off colourful sandals, flats, heels and wedges.

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