Wednesday, 21 May 2008

My name is Francis and I have too many pairs of shoes...

I think I need insurance - not the travel type, or the car type or even the life type but a fully fledged designer shoe type (does it exist? house and contents maybe?...)

With space such a major problem in our beloved city, the pretty, transparent shoe box and polaroid option is only available to the six figure+city bonus, huge triple story house in Chelsea women, my sad reality unfortunately involves stuffing as many pairs as possible in the bottom of my dodgy 3 sided wardrobe. Not ideal for a shoe lover such as myself.

Last night at silly o'clock I decided it was time. Time to sort, Time to arrange, Time organise.....and so the task began. After a good 2 hours and the ticker pushing the wee hours of the AM there they all lay, beautifully spread in all their glory on my 'off shade of mustard' bedroom floor. As I cast my style savvy eye across my most adored accessories I suddenly became quite overwhelmed, firstly by their sheer beauty and secondly by their sheer mass. It really is ridiculous and let's not forget the numerous cast asides that sit waiting patiently in tea chests at Ken's Self Storage back in Oz (Mr Ken earns himself a nice $1500 a year to house my beloved heels).

I couldn't bare to think about the ludicrous amount of money that has been spent on these babies; hundreds, thousands (cue: sudden wave of heat over body), unbelievable amounts of mine and (and my Mums - also a shoe lover) hard earned cash. The only thing that made me feel better about this unfortunate realization was thinking about all the lovely parties they had been to, the dresses they had complemented, the dance floors they had carved up and the French martinis they had enjoyed and they never once complained about the copious amounts of champagne I've spilt on them. Troopers I tell you.

I also began to realize how valuable they are and how I really should be paying someone a premium of some type to promise reimbursement in the case of loss, there really has to be some way I can protect them? "Against what?" the boyfriend asked "well you know, bad things....all those bad things that can happen to shoes" boyfriend some what perplexed.

Is it unstable to consider storing them all in a trolley suitcase for ease of escape in a fire? I have a problem.

10 people have commented:

Sarah said...

Those poor shoes back in storage! I often think about all mine back in boxes in Scotland. Insurance is a good idea but you know some are probably irreplaceable. x

AlicePleasance said...

Did you remember that episode of Sex&TheCity when Aidan's dog eat Carrie's turquoise Manolos...? Well, this is one of the bad things that can happen to shoes ;-)

susie_bubble said...

Ack...there is no way of protecting every one of those babies.... I may make off with a few pairs in the event of fire...

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

Wow you even have storage for your shoes? That IS a problem! ;)...but a good one to have, I suppose. And yes, just like you, I'm fortunate enough to have a very fashionable boyfriend. The one drawback is getting scolded for always trying to steal his Western shirts that I think look better on me belted with a cute skirt!

Brittney said...

Wow.. Your shoes collection is really very awesome and massive. Jealous.. I have only 5 pairs.

Kate said...

Hey!

I met you at Susie's recent-ish Apple store pres.!

Thanks for the link and nice blog. Very sweet - I'm inserting a bookmark.

I struggle with space and 160 pairs of shoes...I've too pondered insurance and fretted over a possible unhappy fate to a much loved pair...but I have recently discovered the biggest threat to my shoes comes from not wearing them at all and pulling them out only once the heel or toe shape are not current enough to look edge-y but not dated enough to be vintage! Get those babies in rotation!

enc said...

I don't think it's wacky to care about—or want to take care of your shoes properly. I have homeowner's insurance with coverage for my shoes. Before I owned, I rented, and I had renter's insurance to cover my shoes. It's not a bad idea to get some sort of insurance for all your things. Including your clothes! And be careful not to undervalue them. I'll bet you've got more than $1000 worth in the photo alone!

You can tell boyfriend that you're insuring them against replacement!

Imelda Matt said...

insurance..puh...your shoes will protect not themselves but they protect you! That's the wonder of shoes, you'll be fine!

Flat Broke Fab Ashleigh... said...

Oh...my...god...i never even considered what i would do with my hundreds of shoes in a bad situation. I've only recently blogged about what i'm going to do when the boyf realises i actually have far more than the 120 pairs he thinks i have, then i worried about where i'm going to store them all when i move...well now i'm worried about something happening to them...just think...a rabid dog, a fire...a HEEL BREAKING!!

x

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Sarah-Lou said...

Don't worry a woman's never got too many shoes !!!