By  on August 17, 2007

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue opens its expansive new shoe floor today with the aim of capturing a greater share of a booming category in the luxury and designer worlds.

The Saks flagship’s eighth floor, previously housing coats and evening dresses, has been transformed into the largest designer shoe presentation in Manhattan. With 10,000 square feet for selling and 9,000 for storage, it’s large enough that Saks got a Post Office-approved zip code for the floor — 10022-SHOE — which has also become the name of the department. Compared to the old designer shoe floor, the inventory for 10022-SHOE is being increased 150 percent, there’s 50 percent more selling space and 75 percent greater storage space.

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