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Zappatos Code?

Imagine a shoe store so big it got it’s own zip code. As amazingly insane as it sounds, it’s all absolutely true. It would happen in New York City of course, at where else but Saks Fifth Avenue for their newly revamped re-sized shoe department on the 8th Floor. And the new zip code isn’t for the whole building; it’s just for the 8th Floor, just for the shoes! The accompanying Postal code is 10022-SHOE for those of you who want to send in fanmail but the U.S. Postal Service has also developed a special barcode, or meter strip, that is designed to look like a shoe. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s even gonna be stamps!

The new heel haven on the 8th Floor at Saks will be the first store floor granted its own digits by the U.S. Postal Service, although its more a promotional tool than anything. But that’s not what’s important. What’s important is that there will be shoes – thousands and thousands of shoes upon shoes upon shoes. We’re talking all your old favorites like Jimmy Choos, Manolo Blahniks, Pradas, Miu Mius, Costume National, Derek Lam, Sergio Rossi plus a roster of new young designers so you can get your new shoes walk on all in one place.

Oh and be prepared to shop in glam, modernist style: The newly redesigned space is said to have futuristic curvilinear displays and jewel-toned furniture. There will also be a shoe repair and refurbishing service, a Charbonnel et Walker chocolate café and a VIP back room for private shopping (not just for shoes) with an adjacent fitting room. The contemporary shoe department will remain on the 5th Floor, but once you go to the 8th Floor of Sak’s you’ll never go back, so there’s an express elevator that’ll take you straight to there right away.

While most of the shoe prices range in the area of rent money, you can’t live in this zip code, sorry.

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