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Your Shoe Department's So Fat, It Needs Its Own Zipcode

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Oh my god girls! Saks has decided to dedicate an entire floor to shoes. It's a big deal. Come mid-August, expensive footwear will reside on the eighth floor of the flagship store, located on Fifth Avenue and 49th Street. The shoe space is so monumental that the US Post Office has even decided to give it its own zipcode, 10022-SHOE. According to WWD, where the news of the shoe-shopping-area enlargement first appeared, "The floor is marked by a 70-foot curving wall of hand-blown bubble glass, and undulating walls along the perimeters with cantilevered shelving to create a flow of brands, mosaic tile columns, and an open, living room atmosphere with chandeliers and neutral tones." Shoe stock will be increased by 150 percent. Until the new shoe floor opens, well-heeled shoppers in need of more heels will just have to sate themselves with offerings from the now puny-seeming, "congested" shoe department on the fourth floor.
· Saks Flagship Bolsters Shoe Department [WWD, subscription req.]