"We spent our entire childhood at Forest Bootery and our weekends in Lake Michigan. This is our home."


-Cara Garrison-Meyer


"Anything I purchase is aimed at supporting and achieving my customer’s goals.  It should become a part of their self expression. I want it to express who they are rather than imitating someone else.  Ideally our unique assortment and friendly, comfortable stores should add a sense of fun and enjoyment to their lives."


 - Cristina Garrison



We carry a wide variety of footwear from formal to casual lifestyle.  From high fashion to sporty athletic we have something for everyone and every season.

Toni Pons, Superga, Tretorn, Beautifeel, Anhu, Jon Joseph, Sacha London, Sperry AND MORE!



From tall shaft to booties and shoobies we have a selection no matter what the outfit.  When the weather gets bad we also have fashionable winter boots.

Sam Edelman, Frye, Bed Stu, Hunter, Pajar, Sorel, Jeffery Campbell AND MORE!




Evening, Pool, Casuals and Fashion sandals highlight our spring/summer selection.

Birkenstock, Finn Comfort, Gabor, Olukai, Impanemas, Chaco and MORE!



Clothing, Handbags, Scarves, Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Backpacks, Cologne, Hats, Scarves, Gloves and peepers we have a little bit of everything to compliment our footwear.

Lounhide, Jag Jeans,

LYsse Leggings, Aid Through Trade,

Fajall, Raven,

St. James of London AND MORE!



Cooler temperatures means lots of layers.  Sporty baffled down or wax cotton.


Barbour, North Face, Kuhl, Patagonia, Holebrook, Fjallraven and Seam Street






Shop Locally:

Lake Forest: 284 E. Market Square, Lake Forest, IL  60045 - MAP

Hours: Mon 9am-6pm; Tues 9am-6pm; Wed 9am-6pm; Thurs 9am-7pm;

Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5:30pm; Sun 11am-4:30pm


Libertyville: 525 N. Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville, IL. 60048 - MAP

Hours: Mon 10am-5:30pm; Tues 10am-6pm; Wed 10am-6pm;

Thurs 10am-7pm;

Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-5:30pm; Sun 11am-4:30pm

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