We established Alternatives Shoes in 1988 to offer the consumer in Chicago just that, an Alternative. At that time in Chicago, the independent retailers offered the same brand names as the department stores and little else.
The owners, the husband an Italian, and the wife, an American, have a family tradition of shoe experience behind them. They travel to Europe constantly and work directly with the stylists to keep you on the cutting edge of fashion, bringing you the latest footwear trends. We are happy to offer these fantastic shoes at an affordable price.
Walk your feet first to Alternatives Shoes, a retailer, and now an e-tailer who has become an expert in the creation of high-quality shoes at reasonable prices. We continuously update our site with promotions and new arrivals every 10 days, so remember to keep checking back with us, or join our email list to stay informed. Please enjoy our website and keep us informed through email or by giving us a call at 312.266.1545. We hope you find the shoes for you.