FOOT FETISH: Galeries Lafayette is set to become a destination for shoe addicts next month with the opening of a dedicated footwear zone that the venerable Parisian department store claims will be the largest in the world. With a commercial space of 34,500 square feet, which almost doubles Lafayette’s current shoe department in the Boulevard Haussmann store, the dedicated floor will carry 150 brands, half of which will be exclusive. Catering to the requirements of the numerous foreign visitors of the store, notably from China and Russia, footwear sizes will span from 34 to 43, with prices running from 100 to 1,300 euros, or $148 to $1,925. A pedicure salon and a cobbler will complement the shoe department, which will open in the basement of the Haussmann store.
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