BEHOLD: The Largest Shoe Department in the World, at Macy's Herald Square


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Need shoes? Macy's Herald Square in New York City has a bunch—300,000 pairs to be exact.

The department store's flagship recently unveiled its brand new shoe department—the largest shoe department in the world.

The recent renovation measures in at a whopping 63,000 square feet in size (that's nearly one-and-a-half-acres). With the project nearly finished—only an extension of the pre-existing Louis Vuitton boutique, and brand new Burberry and Gucci boutiques are left to open!—we stopped by to check out the monster-sized shoe department for ourselves.

At the front of the floor, you'll find counters for higher-end labels such as Coach, Michael Kors, and Cole Haan.


The Michael Kors counter on Macy's new shoe floor.


The Coach counter on Macy's new shoe floor.


The Cole Haan counter on Macy's new shoe floor.

Within each area there are plush couches with plenty of space to try on—even with large groups of tourists milling about.


One sitting area.


Another sitting area.

As you walk deeper and deeper into the forest of footwear, the labels become more contemporary. Nine West, Steve Madden, BCBGeneration sections are all found mid-floor, while cozier choices like Naturalizer and Aerosoles are situated towards the back.

Speaking of Naturalizer, they threw a party to celebrate the new shoe department last night equipped with a DJ, cocktails, and awesome gifts ($5 gift card to Starbucks just for trying on? Score!). We tried on some of fashion-forward designs, that also happen to be super comfortable.


Part of the Naturalizer section on Macy's huge new shoe floor.

These "Lerato" slippers ($69.99) are a part of the brand's "The British Are Coming" collection that would wear well with a sleek pair of skinny jeans or cigarette trousers.



The cool cutouts and modern chunky heels on these "Baila" (left, $99) and "Haberton" (right, $99) heels belong to the "Launch Pad" collection—modern designs inspired by Scandinavian fashion (we liked the "Haberton" heels so much we took a pair home!).



As for the rest of the floor, the sale merchandise was well organized in wings on both sides—they're even decorated with chandeliers!



Do you plan on visiting the largest shoe floor in the world? What do you think of the thousands of shoes housed in it? Sound off in the comments!
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