Please note: This article was first published on The Vegan Tourist and last updated October 9, 2011.
MooShoes was the only store on my to-do list (other than book stores) when I went to New York City last May on a business trip. I stopped by the store on my last day in the city, after a quick detour to BabyCakes for a treat (the bakery is located just around the corner).
Vegan shoes are mostly sold through Webshops. Very few retailers sell vegan shoes in their stores. Those that do, usually offer few choices.
MooShoes is different. It’s a vegan-owned business, and the owners only sell cruelty-free footwear. They also offer a selection of bags, t-shirts, wallets, books, and other accessories, but the real draw are the shoes.
So many to choose from, especially for women!
There are about 300 different women’s shoes for sale, plus a smaller selection of shoes for men. The store sells shoes from well over thirty different manufacturers from all over the world.
If you can’t make it to New York City, MooShoes also sells its merchandise through an online store, and they offer international shipping.
Here’s some additional information from their website: “MooShoes is home to a slew of rescued cats who were adopted from some of our favorite local organizations, many of whom hold adoption days at our store from time to time. We’ve been lucky enough to hold many events at the store for many talented, generous individuals and organizations in the vegan community.”
Buy some shoes, adopt a cat. That’s my kind of store.
Address: 78 Orchard Street, 10002 Manhattan.
Opening hours: Mondays through Saturdays 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM, Sundays 12:00 noon – 6:00 PM.