As promised, here's the info on a new and exciting shoe shop in Philly: Bus Stop, set up by a lovely young British woman, Elena. I was elated to see that she stocks fun, quirky, beautiful shoes from brands such as Morenatom, Irregular Choice, Faryl Robin, and Repetto (there are others that I can't recall right now). The store has a nice, breezy, almost minimalist design, and the owner is a delight to talk to. Even better, she asked for suggestions for new brands that I'd like to see in the store--I suggested Trippen (a suggestion she loved, yay!), but I'm sure I can think of others.
If you're in Philly, visit her at 750 South 4th St. (Fabric Row, south of South St., close to Catherine St.).