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This article appeared in the January 23, 2005 issue of the Boston Globe Magazine, p.11, story by Rachel Travers

Streetwise
Cambridge's Upper Mass. Ave.
Just south of Porter Square, this busy stretch of road is a reminder of what Harvard Square used to be: funky, eclectic, original....

ON THE STREET:

Crazy for Shoes

Elizabeth Lefavour calles herself the "crazy clog lady",: though her business card reads "owner goddess." What she owns is Vintage Etc., selling comfortable footwear just outside Porter Square in Cambridge. A fixture on this stretch of Mass. Ave. for 18 years, her store is well known by chefs, medical personnel and biotech workers - "anyone who stands all day," she says. Lefavour, an avid walker and bicyclist, has never had a car and believes in selling good shoes so people can comfortably choose walking over driving. You'll often see the Cambridge resident wearing unusual outfits. She explains: "People give me things all the time and say, 'You're the only one who can wear this - here!'"

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