As soon as I walked in the store I was overwhelmed with joy like I had finally found my home. I looked like someone that was seeing the statue of liberty for the first time. I was hit with a rush of adrenalin and didn't even know where to start so I just stood there quietly letting my eyes take in all the amazing shoes and heels sitting before me on the shelves screaming my name.
Years ago before I was an avid shoe lover, I had a pair of shoes bought for me. I opened the box and I can still feel the rush I had when I laid eyes on my first pair of heels. They were Steve Madden and from that point on I became connected with shoes thus becoming the shoe lover and obsessive I am today. Being able to see that Steve Madden shop in New York on my first trip and randomly stumbling upon it, was like fate telling me I was supposed to be there at that moment. Walking in brought me back to the day I opened my first pair of heels that were also my first pair of Steve Madden. I will never forget it.
I had an amazing trip that was guided by no one but me which is an experience I will always treasure. Finding my own way through the hustle and bustle of the city and not really knowing where I was going. Not being afraid to do it alone and taking on the streets of New York solo led me to many memories I never would have made otherwise. I found another little piece of Sarah on that trip and found more than the inspiration I was looking for. I love you New York and I will forever love Steve Madden!!