Dubai is now home to the world’s largest department store dedicated exclusively to shoes, following the opening of a new store at Dubai Mall on October 19 by luxury retailer Chalhoub Group.
The new 96,000 sqft store, named the Level Shoe District, is located in Dubai Mall – the largest retail destination in the world – and will contain 15,000 pairs of shoes across around 250 different brands. It opened on October 19.
"The whole idea is to create a place for men and women who love shoes, who are passionate about shoes, who are addicted to shoes, who are obsessed about shoes," Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Chalhoub Group, told Bloomberg.
“The luxury market is developing extremely well… People aspire for luxury and aspire for quality,” he added.
The previous record holder was Macy's 39,000 sqft shoe store in Manhattan.