There is something to be said for being able to buy an entire outfit in one place, but there is a kind of spoil-yourself, indulgent feel to a shoe shop or boutique. If you’ve ever spent time in the shoe rooms at Brown Thomas, or Saks 5th Avenue, or the Shoe Lounge at Harrods London you’ll know what I mean.
Like a kid in a sweet shop there are so many treats to look at and you want to try everything.
I also get a bit of a kick being surrounded by hundreds of shoes and those big chairs for trying on. Kurt Geiger is one such brand, and its A/W’12 collection has a wealth of choice.
PS: I do think however they’re missing a trick with sales assistants in shoe departments and boutiques. I think there should be more male assistants. When spending upwards of €200 on a pair of shoes, what woman wouldn’t want a Cinderella / Price Charming moment to convince her to buy?