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Karine Arabian, 9th Arr.

4 Rue Papillon
France 75009
Tel: 33 1 45 23 23 24
Metro: Cadet's insider take:

Armenian-born French shoe designer Karine Arabian has created the perfect pump: round-toed, stable-heeled, but still sexy, and at a price that's north of cheap and south of Blahnik. Whether in supple patent leather or brushed metallic, with etched flower patterns or contrast piping, the consistently elegant profile is beloved of confident women who know what works. Most major French department stores carry Arabian's shoes, but the full line (as well as a small run of accessories, including quilted satchels) is best viewed at the sweet boutique she opened in 2001 on the Rue de Papillon.

Open Mondays 2 to 7 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 am to 7 pm.

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