These shoes are so gorgeous, it’s like shoe porn!!!!
If you know me, you would understand what a shoe freak I am, so this post was pure delight! I worked in Delman, the fancy ladies shoe salon at Bergdorf Goodman in NY back in the early 80’s where gorgeous shoes were part of design.
If you don’t know me, just ask Sharon and she can share some mutual shoe drool stories with you– starting with the time that I found her the most incredible fuchsia, ankle wrap Charles Jourdan disco heels! On second thought, maybe you shouldn’t ask…
To make all you shoe fanatics jealous, I had the distinct pleasure of attending two major shoe events in the same day- the Manolo Blahnik spring preview and the unveiling of the world’s largest shoe department at Galeries Lafayette, Paris.
The press showing of the Manolo Blahnik spring 2010 shoe collection was held at Maria Luisa, a ladies high fashion boutique that exclusively sells Manolo’s in Paris.
The collection was a knockout with high sexy feminine heels and brimming with all the gorgeous color combinations that Manolo is famous for.
Back to fall and what you want to wear right now…
The new ladies shoe department at Galeries Lafayette is billed as the largest in the world! It’s over 34,000 square feet with more than 150 brands of shoes. Each brand has its own shop.
The top designer shoe brands include Walter Steiger, Pierre Hardy, Prada, Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo,Biondini, Arche, Accessoire, and Repetto.
Sizes in the Galeries Lafayette show department range from American 3-12.
There is also a foot salon to take care of your tootsies with pedicures and foot massages. And, an artisan cobbler that carries special brushes, shoe creams in all colors, foot-care lotions and more.
I warned you that you would be drooling… it’s the ultimate in gorgeous shoe porn! – Richard, the Paris Insider
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When in Paris, you must visit:
40 Blvd. Haussmann, 9th arr.
Shoe Dept. is on lower level
Metro: Chausee-D’Antin or Opera?
7 rue Rouget de L”Isle, 1st arr.
Tel. 01 47 03 96 15