Tuesday, September 4, 2012 • 8:10am
Fetish: inanimate object worshiped as magic.
Apparently I am not the only one who thinks “shoes first” when getting dressed for the day. This summer, major department stores like Macy’s, Saks and Barney’s added square foot space to accommodate the growing interest in shoes, according to Bloomberg Businessweek (August 27). And growing interest leads to growing sales. Macy’s executive vice president, Muriel Gonzalez says, “We see a high degree of passion among our customers for shoes.”
I’m not sure why but I connect with my shoes. They complete the story of how I want to present myself for the day. That day starts with the big question, what am I going to wear?, followed by the next one, which shoes?! Now that we are transitioning seasons I am reminded to check my closet for shoes I already own before being lured into buying new ones. I know I will be surprised to find something I forgot I owned and will probably fall in love all over again …
For more of Melissa, check out her blog, Speakingoffashion.com.