Rodeo Drive may no longer be the nation’s premiere, glittering retail stretch, but it still retains its distinguished reputation and draws curious tourists and big-budget shoppers alike. Current windows tease traffic with fanciful displays and awe-inspiring spring shoes meant to make any passerby feel like a kid in a (posh) candy store. —Leslie Shiers
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Versace woos highbrow browsers with a carefully edited and artful display featuring pops of color and arty graphics that put its black and neon safety pin heels in the limelight. Bottega Veneta also goes punchy, with can’t-miss yellow snakeskin wedges sprucing up subdued apparel tones.
Etro demonstrates how men can add a tasteful hit of color to light-hued summer togs with subtly beaded gray-suede loafers and a coordinating Latin America-inspired pin. Missoni takes its classic pattern down to the toes by partnering with Converse for boldly saturated, upscale versions of its all-time favorite, the All-Star sneakers.
Footwear is the star of Chanel’s garden party, as its trend-sparking clogs and chunky, flower-adorned, wood-heel Mary Janes steal the show. Saks Fifth Avenue’s windows incite customers to “Think About Banning Boring,” highlighting black and white and nude offerings that are anything but bland thanks to metallic embellishments, cutouts, soft fabric florals, grommets, fringe and more.