As both a Londoner and a self confessed shoe addict, there was only one thing I could write about this week; Selfridges Shoe Galleries.
Shoe Galleries has been described as the “biggest single shoe destination in the world” and is bigger than the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
The department, which opended last week, is located on the second floor of the Oxford Street Selfridges branch and will house over 150,000 shoe brands, including a mix of high street styles and designer labels, including Sarenza favourites Ash and Studio TMLS, as well as more than 30 exclusive styles designed exclusively for the Shoe Galleries.
Prices range from £25 for a pair of Havaianas to an astounding £1,750 for a pair of designer platforms.
Renowned architect Jamie Fobert was responsible for designing this shoe heaven and said he has created an area in which to “visit, explore and indulge”.
11 “appartment” boutiques for premier labels have been designed according to the labels’ unique style. The department even has its own French restaurant, should you need to re-energize during your shop!
Where else in the world can you buy a mix of high street bargains and luxury designer shoes, in a space designed by a world class architect and then eat at a renowned French restaurant followed by a glass of champagne?
I think I may have found my new Mecca!