Sole Sisters sells stylish but price-conscious women's shoes--no Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos here. Fowler, who pays a licensing fee to use the Sole Sisters name but is an independent owner, says she does all her own buying. She's had to do a little course correction since opening: "We had to make a few adjustments. Ann Arbor women definitely like their comfort shoes," she laughs. "We now have more flats, but we still carry heels. My best-selling brands are probably Born, Privo, and Nicole."
Sole Sisters, 209 E. Liberty. 369-4697. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Sun.
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[Originally published in March, 2010.]