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.
When the rest of your wardrobe is up to scratch and there is nothing else you really want, but you’re hankering for a bit of fashion shopping, shoes will do. Kurt Geiger is one such brand, and its A/W’12 collection has a heap of on-trend styles to try-on…Still got a massive crush on slipper shoes, they’re calling them Slippettos at Kurt Geiger.
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?