Queen West shoe shop Heel Boy comes to the Distillery
The Distillery District, once a retail dead zone, has morphed into a veritable upmarket shopping destination, thanks to new entrants like Gotstyle and John Fluevog. The latest retailer to set up shop along the cobblestones is Trinity Bellwoods shoe shop Heel Boy. The store has earned a loyal mix of devotees with its ever-changing selection of stylish-but-affordable designs from brands like Nine West, Steve Madden and Ted Baker (we love these retro two-tone brogues). The new location boasts the neighbourhood’s characteristic high ceilings and exposed brick walls, making it feel roomier and fancier than the Queen West location. It could be just the place to pick up a pair of sweet summer espadrilles—or, for now at least, some unusually stylish rain boots.
M-F 10-9, Sa 10-8, Su 11-7. 49 Tank House Ln., 416-363-2794, heelboy.com