The shoe floor of department stores has long been a subject of montages in rom-coms and a good place to pretend you’re Carrie Bradshaw. But now, men’s shoes are getting in on the action. In response to rising interest in men’s fashion — read: sneaker culture — Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York store now has a shiny, new, 8,000-square-foot men’s shoe floor (on the sixth floor).
In the past few years, Saks has done a number of flashy renovations to its beauty floor, its main handbag floor, and now, the men’s shoe floor. And there’s plenty to see. Not only are there the classics — your Gucci and Prada loafers, for instance — but now there’s a special focus on sneakers and slides. Y-3s and Off-White shoes are displayed prominently, along with more low-key staples like Veja and Common Projects. The cherries on top are a station where you can get customized leather laces from Aglit, a “leather spa” for shining and repair services, and made-to-order programs with brands like Ermenegildo Zegna and Salvatore Ferragamo.
“Luxury footwear is the gateway for men’s customers into fashion and the new shoe experience is just the beginning of exciting things to come for our menswear offering,” president Marc Metrick said in a release. So if you have a well-dressed person in your life who likes luxe men’s shoes, the new floor is open now.