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Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman visits Jildor in Woodbury

Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman chats with Leslie Liebling-Yardeni

Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman chats with Leslie Liebling-Yardeni of Plainview at Jildor's Woodbury store, which he visited in honor of the chain's 65th anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Photo Credit: Newsday / Barbara Schuler

Kate Moss isn't all that tall "and she looks great in them," Stuart Weitzman told a petite shopper at Jildor who proclaimed she could never wear over-the-knee boots.

The shoe designer's appearance at the store marked the chain's 65th anniversary and, more importantly, a long relationship between the designer and the store, dating back to 1963 when Weitzman's father sold his Mr. Seymour label to Jildor founder Jack Bienenfeld.

"We don't have a customer who has been buying longer," said Weitzman, taking a quick break from charming the shoppers who were clearly reveling in getting advice from the master.

Leslie Liebling-Yardeni was delighted to meet Weitzman and proudly showed off his high-heeled sandals that she wears all the time "because they're so comfortable."

As to those over-the-knee boots, they're called the "Lowland" and are among fall's hottest sellers. They were inspired by the film "Pretty Woman" because, said Weitzman, "there's a little bit of that sexiness in every girl."

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