The haute-couture pioneer of the Meatpacking District, Jeffrey is an Atlanta institution that migrated north. Owner Jeffrey Kalinsky has his own retail pedigree: A former shoe buyer for Barneys, he parlayed his eagle eye into his own business. Jeffrey patrons are the kind who keep cars waiting while they shop and know the names of the aggressive (but pleasantly un-snotty) salespeople. And you can, too, if you're free to drop mad cash on a truly divine Missoni dress.
Although well-stocked with a wide range of labels, from Helmut Lang to Pucci, the store's real draw is the full lines of fancy footwear for men and women. Racks of Gucci, Manolo Blahnik and Prada, among others, prove that Jeffrey is (still) all about the shoes.