Tourist Tip #150 / ‘Zugot’ Shoe Fair

Shoes from nearly two dozen local designers will be on offer at the refurbished Tel Aviv train station for one glorious weekend.

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So you’ve trekked all over the country, you've seen the sights and your paws are aching. Why not thank your feet for their fine service by treating them to a new pair of shoes? This weekend, from January 31 until February 2, the designer shoe fair “Zugot” (Hebrew for "pairs") is setting up at Hatachana – the refurbished Tel Aviv train station just downhill from Neve Tzedek and north of Jaffa.

Nearly two dozen local designers will be hawking their wares, offering visitors a fine opportunity to slip into fancy footwear from some of Israel’s best homegrown talents. Among the participating designers are Shani Bar, whose quirky styles make the coolest Israeli girls swoon; Michal Miller, whose classy, comfortable shoes help women around the country put their best foot forward; Liebling, whose shoes have a cult following in Israel and on international fashion blogs, and Una Una (“Ahat Ahat”), whose shoes are lovingly and locally handmade.

Oh, and if your hands get jealous and want in on the action, several booths will be showcasing Israeli-made handbags and purses as well. The best part is that everything is being marked down to end-of-season prices starting at 40 percent off.

The fair will be at building No. 20 at Hatachana (near the Vaniglia ice cream parlor). Admission is free.

Hours: Thursday, January 31, 4 P.M. – 10 P.M.; Friday, February 1, 10 A.M. – 7 P.M.; Saturday, February 2, 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.

For more information (in Hebrew), see

Shoes, shoes, shoes!Credit: Zugot
Michal Miller shoes from the summer 2012 collection.Credit: Yanai Yehiel
Liebling shoes. They have a cult following.Credit: Oded Marom

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