CHUCKiES New York
A New York City legend, CHUCKiES New York is a curated shoe salon with the vision, knowledge and service reminiscent of the glory days of fashion. We have a knack for selecting the runway trends that are going to stick. As CHUCKiES New York owner, Ritch Erani, once said, “It’s not about what we have. It’s about what we don’t have, what we’ve edited out for you.” Regulars know they can depend on us to provide them with the hottest looks as well as expert styling assistance.
Ritch Erani was just 16 years old when he agreed to open a shoe store with his older brother Chuck. In 1980, the first boutique debuted in Brooklyn and began a legacy. Carrying styles from top designers before they had their own New York boutiques, CHUCKiES New York has built something of a cult following.
In 1988 we expanded to Manhattan’s Upper East Side on 3rd Avenue, and the CHUCKiES New York name grew to epitomize a high-fashion treasure chest for those lucky enough to find it. In 2005, the Madison Avenue shop was opened and a broader base of our exclusive clientele gained access to our hand-picked selection.
From his experience living in New York, catering to celebrities like Madonna, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, and traveling the world in search of the latest trends, Ritch has learned what women want and he is committed to providing. Our team values the CHUCKiES New York history and takes pride in maintaining a high standard of service.
Our latest expansion is an innovative online store that channels the CHUCKiES New York experience into your browser. Intimate customer service, of course, remains paramount, ensuring clients continue to receive the excellence they have rightly come to expect.
"Shoes are definitely the most glamorous thing to buy. You can be fat, skinny, pregnant, or feel just plain bad that day, but a good pair of shoes can make you feel better." -Ritch Erani