World’s Largest Shoe Store Opens In Dubai Mall

Level Shoe District opened the doors to its massive 96,000 square foot space in the Dubai Mall Friday, which will be home to 15,000 pairs of shoes by 250 different brands. Whew!

Like many of the boutiques that populate Dubai, Level Shoe District sells mostly designer creations by brands like Louis Vuitton, YSL, and Prada, and it has a shop-in-shop configuration with separate spaces for different labels. Patrick Calhoub of Calhoub Group, the firm behind Level Shoe District, told Bloomberg:

“The whole idea is to create a place for men and women who love shoes, who are passionate about shoes, who are addicted to shoes, who are obsessed about shoes.”

If that was the end goal, we think it’s safe to say they’ve reached it and then some. The new Dubai megastore has overtaken Saks Fifth Avenue‘s shoe department in Manhattan that’s so large it has its own zip code, as well as the Macy’s Manhattan flagship, which until now had claim to the title “world’s larget shoe store” at 39,000 square feet (less than half the space that Level Shoe District has dedicated to footwear). But it’s not just quantity that Level Shoe District offers — with a Vogue café and a cobbler that makes bespoke pairs built into the space, it’s an experience unlike any other. If this store is anywhere near as awesome as it sounds, heaven really is a place on earth.

[LA Times]

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