Finding stylish shoes for the Bug was the bane of my existence. I distinctly remember a search for toddler size 7 rain boots last fall that sent me on a Charm City wild goose chase. My mother-in-law finally shipped us a pair from Chicago.

I wish I had known then about Petit Feet Footwear in Quarry Lake. We stumbled upon this family-owned gem last month at the aMuse Toys Sidewalk Sale. Not only is their selection of children’s shoes expansive, their shoes are tres chic. You won’t find a saddle shoe here. {Sorry, Grandma}.

Petit Feet specializes in European footwear for kids (think Naturino and Venettini) but they also carry mom favorites like Pediped and kid-favorites like Lelli Kelly. {The Bug calls her Lelli Kelly purple tennis shoes her ‘sparkle princess sneakers.’) This fall, Petit Feet brought in pint-sized UGGs — much to the delight of their fans and customers.

The feature I love best about Petit Feet? They organize shoes by size — not brand. So once your child’s foot is measured, you’re directed to the 2 or 3 shelves of shoes they have in stock, in that size. When you have a toddler (or you’re shopping with someone who has a toddler-sized attention span), organization by size is mission critical. We were in and out with two pairs of shoes in under 15 minutes.

If the thought of taking more than one child shoe shopping at a time overwhelms you, take heart. Petit Feet has a sibling room where children can watch television and play while their brother or sister is being fitted.

Never heard of Petit Feet? Now is a great time to get to know them because they have an amazing promotion taking place. Now through November 20th, customers receive 40% off a pair of shoes when they buy any full priced UGGs or winter boots. So nab a pair of boots for the winter and score a deal on your holiday shoes. Sweet.

“Come in and experience the Petit Feet way of buying your children’s shoes,” says owner Caroline Mitrus.

GIVEAWAY
Remember those UGGs I mentioned earlier? Petit Feet is giving away one pair of child-size UGGs to a lucky family! Want to win them? Just fill out this form. Want double the chance to win? Head over to Petit Feet in Quarry Lake and enter while you’re in the store. The mini fashionista in your life will thank you. (Please note that you can only enter as a family, not your individual children). You have until November 19th to enter!

(cool) tip: The best way to keep up to speed on news and deals from Petit Feet? Their facebook page! “Like” them to stay in the know.