Shoes are the exclamation point of an outfit, just as ascots are the question mark. Exclaim over stunning styles with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of designer footwear and accessories at Nora's Shoe Shop in Geneva or Oak Park.
Nora's Shoe Shop points fashion-seeking feet toward comfy styles from brands such as Gadea, Zita Maria, and Sheridan Mia. Fish Sequin by All Black colorful flats ($128) armor feet in a scaly, purple web. For more formal occasions, the Change of Venue by Seychelles ($98) props up tootsies on 3-inch stacked heels, where they can prance securely with red crisscross straps and enough sophisticated attitude to enliven even the most mundane Governor's Ball. Although merchandise varies by store, shoppers may also score sale finds such as a Rhonda blue slingback sandal ($30) by Sachelle or dramatic Mia Honeycomb cork-soled wedges ($50). Snag suitably suave headwear with a Lizzy by Design gray jean hat with bronze piping ($52) for extra-stylish undercover operations.