The much-awaited Delhi winter’s finally here and we’re all set to venture out for a hot cuppa coffee in our warmest sweaters, beanie caps and earmuffs. What about the cold feet? Don’t worry, these boots have got you covered.

Chor Bazaar

Photo: Kasturi Roy/LBB

Photo: Kasturi Roy/LBB

A leather wonderland, Chor Bazaar has some great finds; just that you’ll have to wake up super early on a Sunday morning and rummage through piles of prospective boots before you find the right ones.

We’ve been there and the prices {we saw genuine leather boots for as low as INR 600} make the waking up early so worth it. And yes, they have both heels and flats. Watch out for brands like Steve Madden and Woodland.

Charles and Keith

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One of the classier players out there, Charles and Keith has our votes for their fringed boots. Also worth checking out are their Lug Boots – super snug, comfy and elegant.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here.

Vanilla Moon

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Photo source: Vanilla Moon

For a classic, standard pair of boots in brown, black or tan, Vanilla Moon is a great choice. All their boots have unique names such as Parma, Penang and Wallis, and are genuine leather so you can be sure that they’re going to last you for years.

Yashwant Place

More famously known as the land of momos and BYOB, Yashwant Place also has its fair share of shops for those looking for some retail therapy. Apart from gems, jackets and bags, you can get them to customise boots exactly as per your liking. Ready to play designer?

H&M

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Photo source: H&M

We like it big, we like it chunky. And H&M is catering to those very desires. Choose from a range of platform boots and solid heels in leather or suede, or a melange of both.

However, you’re not finding any bright colours here; they’ve kept it simple with tans and blacks.

Sarojini Nagar Market

If you go to the lane behind the export surplus lane, you’ll find two leather shops, right next to each other, at one end. Enter and you’ll feel like Alice.

Expect shoes and boots from Zara, Topshop and the like in a myriad of colours and styles. These guys aren’t too flexible with the bargaining but expect at least 10-15 per cent off the said price.

Naturalizer

naturalizerseditFrom Chelseas to knee-high boots to heeled booties, Naturalizer has your feet covered this winter. Being a favourite brand for slightly older folk, we can vouch for the comfort. As for the design, check it out for yourself.

Carlton London

Carlton London has left its mark on us ever since its South Ex showroom days. Although they no longer have a flagship store, they’re still retailing from various stores.

Their most popular item is the U.G.G. style comfy flat boot, which is the best thing you could put your feet into when the chill’s getting into your bones.

Aldo

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One of the most popular haunts for those on a shoe hunt, and for good reason. They’ve got flats, wedges, pencil heels, pine heels and plenty of options for the messieurs as well. And every design screams ‘fabulous.’ Sold yet?

The Shoe Garage

They have boots in all shapes and sizes: Ankle length, knee length or thigh high. You’re almost definitely going to fall for at least one of the pairs, but we’re warning you, sometimes they don’t have your size. However, you could always request them to place a special order for you; sometimes it’s possible.

20 Dresses

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Photo source: 20 Dresses

They’ve got a pretty limited collection but in all likeliness, you’ll still find something to your liking. They have a range of faux leather and faux suede boots in flats and heels in basic neutral colours. The best part? You just have to click a few buttons to make them yours.

Paharganj

Paharganj is leather haven and you never know where your dream boots are hiding. Do explore the tiny gallis. And if you don’t have the time {or patience}, head on down to Vishal Footwear. They’ve got a great variety and also customise- you simply need to tell them what you really really want or better still, carry a picture.

Tjori

 

Photo source: Tjori

Photo source: Tjori

Hand-crafted leather boots in solid colours such as black, red, blue and green played off with thread weaves in typical winter patterns. Buy these for their ethnic twist and pair them with any outfit to jazz it up.

Forever 21

If you’re specifically looking for suede ankle length boots, Forever 21’s current collection doesn’t disappoint. Choose from neutrals in chunky {yet not too high} heels like brown, tan, black and beige.

Featured photo courtesy: Sheverly’s Lifestyle