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Shop Talk

HOWARD'S SHOES RELOCATES ... The Howard brothers have relocated their longtime family shoe store at Stanford Shopping Center a little closer to downtown Palo Alto. Howard's Shoes for Children celebrated its grand opening at its new location at Town & Country Village on April 1. The family also operates a store in Cupertino. Launched in 1962 by Reginald Howard, the shoe store has served generations of local families from family-operated sites throughout the Bay Area, including the one at Stanford, which opened 30 years ago. From the start, Howard, who started out as a sales representative for Edward Shoe Company (StrideRite Corp.), sought out to stock each shop with hand-picked styles from the best brands on the market as such as Nike, New Balance and Pediped. His three eldest sons, Peter, Andrew and Tom, continued his legacy after taking over store operations in 1996. The Town & Country site sells everything from school and athletic shoes to ballet slippers and boots. —L.T.

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Compiled by the Weekly staff; this week written by Elena Kadvany and Linda Taaffe. Got leads on interesting and news-worthy retail developments? The Weekly will check them out. Email


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Posted by dee
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 4, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Now I can drink Vietnamese drip coffee in town.

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Posted by Christopher Chiang
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 4, 2019 at 9:55 pm

Howard's Shoes for Children is a charming experience and family tradition for young children, I hope any parent will consider buying their shoes there.

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Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 4, 2019 at 11:25 pm

eileen is a registered user.

Howard Shoes has been a favorite of our family for years. Quality shoes, for little toes, at reasonable prices! Check this wonderful store out!