kurt geiger is one the biggest shoe sellers in europe, sold in high-end retailers like harrod’s, printemps, and selfridges plus 65 freestanding stores. founded in 1963, the company now makes three lines: kurt geiger london, the highest end line which is made in the same factory as dolce & gabbana; kg star, which is more younger and fashion-forward; and carvela, with styles inspired by the runways. after conquering europe, the brand has opened it’s first store in the u.s. in the former nine west space right near gucci. the 1,500 square foot space boasts a 17′ foot high shoe “chandelier,” the largest such fixture in the world that can hold up to 200 pairs of shoes. also inside are all three of the geiger lines, plus men’s footwear, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories. the london line retails for $200 (for flats or sandals) to $600, while kg star will sell for $125-$300 and carvela is $200 and under.
the fall collections are trickling in, and i’ve already added a few to my wishlist. so if you’re a shoe-lover like me, do check out the new kurt geiger store—and stay tuned for more info on what they (and some other sf retailers) have planned for fashion’s night out.