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Let’s be honest: Chicago winters can be rough. But even though three (or four, or five…) months of Mother Nature's moodiness may seem bleak, we're never ones to let inclement weather get in the way of our dangerous voracious shoe habit. And, really, what better way is there to get over the grief of the gray months than with a little retail therapy?
Cheer up, friends: We’ve rounded up the most covetable, designer shoes worth splurging on — or at least fantasizing about. Whether you're ready to pay up or just looking for some high-profile inspiration, our epic lust list could quite possibly be the definition of holiday cheer. Fair warning: They don't call these dream tickets for nothin'. Some of these prices are as high as a pair of Alaïa platform ankle boots! Your approaching bonus should be very scared, but your Pinterest boards should be pretty stoked.