You can find buckled Fred Braun shoes from the ’70s, white rain boots from the ’60s, cherry-red pumps from the ’50s, and black suede-with-bows numbers from the ’40s at COBBLESTONES. At the start of summer, the store got in 80 pairs of vintage sandals. For fall, there are cowboy boots. Delanee Koppersmith, owner for 23 years on East 9th Street, sings to ’30s and ’40s records as she straightens her overstuffed shop. Raised in the neighborhood, Koppersmith’s pack-rat mom introduced her daughter to collecting.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 25, 2008