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The first-ever Louis Vuitton shoe salon has just arrived at Saks Fifth Avenue, giving the department store an edge up in the Battle for the Best Shoe Floor. The shop-in-shop offers a comprehensive scope of the brand's shoes in four categories: casual, city relaxed, city elegant, and evening. The fifth category, "limited-edition," is composed of just one shoe that's exclusive to Saks—a shimmery, pointed-toe pump.
A rep from Louis Vuitton explained that department store was the ideal choice for the salon, since "Saks Fifth Avenue's 8th floor has an unrivalled reputation for the most fashionable assortments from the best designers and equally for its exceptional quality of service." Since Saks gave them a little home of their own, the affection appears to be mutual.
However, they're not the only department store singing the brand's praises; Macy's recently told WWD that Louis Vuitton was its most "luxurious brand currently in the store," and that its high level of success has encouraged them to check out similar brands for their luxury shoe wing. The contest continues.
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