So this is what heaven looks like.
Located on the award-winning store's second floor, the super-sized "Shoe Galleries" will house more than 4,000 pairs from 120 brands, including 35 new labels and more than 30 exclusive styles designed just for the retailer.
Designed by architect Jamie Fobert, the ground-breaking space will also include 11 "apartment" boutiques for premier labels (Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Prada, Gucci, Tod's, Repetto, Ugg, and Topshop), which will be designed according to the labels' unique style.
What else is on hand in this mecca for feet? The French restaurant Aubaine, views of the store's suspended seasonal garden, and six glam shoe salons that feature everything from luxe velvet to industrial concrete and wood as you move through the space.
Now, surely that's worth a plane ride over to the Big Smoke?
In other retail news, read about Gap's Italian collaboration with Valentino.