Selfridges Shoe Galleries

Selfridges department store has been a retail pioneer for over 100 years with many firsts such as the first department store to move the perfume and costmetics counters to the entrance on the ground floor, the first to have a television commericial, and as of 2010 a 35,000 square foot shopping space sole-ly dedicated to shoes (pun intended).  Unveiled on the eve of London Fashion Week, Selfridges Shoe Gallery houses hundreds of designer brands ranging from the classics like Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Givenchy, and Alexander McQueen to up-and-coming designers’ conceptual footwear.



Current Trends

With a shoe gallery that large, there is room to fit just about every trend for every style of shoe imaginable. The five styles I found the most of were:

1) Short boots

2) Platform heels

3) Wedge sneakers

4) Whimsical heels

5) Textured, smoking flats



Conceptual Shoe Art

What will the next season of trendsetting shoes look like? That is what some of the conceptual shoe art in the Selfridges Shoe Galleries explore. This exploration into the future of footwear produced colorful, pixelated flats, metallic booties, and statement heels with a lot to say. Whose to say where it will go next? With the vast range of footwear and industry influence to match, it is safe to say that Selfridges will be among the first to have it.