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Monday, 22 September 2014

"Heaven Can Wait": Shoe Heaven in Harrods

"Reemmmm!...Have you seen the new shoe department in Harrods?" asked my super excited and dear friend Rula. 

We both had arrived in London and she was one up on me since I had no idea that Harrods had "Shoe Heaven " on their minds.

You see when in town at the same time, we always meet in Harrods: shoe dept with Rula and book dept with her brother Omar....what can I say? Harrods is our second home even though someone has rearranged the furniture and taken away our room !

Ok so...we all know that there is a " Stairway to Heaven" and that is what you have to take ( escalator counts...) up to the 5th floor in order to get to Shoe-Nirvana. It is very sophisticated and by far chicer than their previous location. 
It is touted as the "Worlds largest shoe department"...wait till Saks 5th. Avenue gets wind of this and goes even larger....just saying.
It consists of a labyrinthine collection of mini boutiques: 17 to be precise with Manolo Blahnik in the eagles nest commanding windows and open vistas.
There is also the "Silver Lining Collection": limited edition creations by the worlds top designers.

"What did you think of it? " I asked Rula when we finally got together for dinner.
" I hated it" was her reply.
" I had a hard time wandering around just trying to find my bearings" I said. " I actually got a headache in the process" (too much to look at with your head swinging from left to ring like a pendulum gone wild).
"Me too!" she exclaimed.

Of course we will all be back, we are suckers for punishment after all but....our collective hearts belong to the "Selfridges shoe dept": although not the chicest, it is far more trendier and more inviting with a divers collection of shoes that covers almost every price range.
I believe that there lies my true shoe heaven.