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DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE toe platform. Sure, the stiletto on Jimmy Choo’s new “Halley” sandal ($1,495 at Nordstrom) measures just under six inches, but the one-and-a-quarter-inch boost means it only feels like four and a half. And since the new socks-with-sandals trend is about smart city gals in cable-knit knee-highs, not Ballardites in Birkenstocks, you can strap into spring’s sexiest looks now. Wear cashmere with (relatively) comfortable platforms on March 2 when you stand in line to say “high” to Choo founder and creative head 
Tamara Mellon at the flagship Nordstrom (500 Pine St, Downtown, 206-628-2111; nordstrom.com) from 1:30 to 2:30.