After vacationing for years in Naples, Linda and Cal Pratt decided to make Naples their home. In April of 1975, Pratt Shoes opened on Fifth Avenue South in Downtown Naples. After 10 years another location was added when the Pratt’s bought Dick Ward’s Shoe Salon on Third Street in Old Naples. With two locations in the same area, it made sense to close the Fifth Avenue shop and relocate to that shop to the new Village on Venetian Bay. Thus, the two shops could now cater to customers at both ends of town. In the summer of 2019, they relocated their downtown Naples to store to the Shoppes at Vanderbilt in North Naples. This coming April of 2020, the Pratt’s will be in business for 45 years.
Now, Pratt’s Shoe Salon has become a SECOND generation business as Linda and Cal’s daughter, Kristin Pratt, owns the two stores. Kristin, along with her manager, Carrie, select the styles of shoes, handbags, accessories and clothing that you’ll find each season. They look far and wide to find the large array of wonderful merchandise that they hope you – our customer – will find exceptional.