Alternative shoe storage: IN the stairs!
Next week, I move into a house with the boyfriend for the first time. The boyfriend is blissfully unaware of exactly how many shoes I own, so I've got a task ahead of me in finding places to hide them all.
If I had a much bigger budget, I'd certainly consider some stair storage like this on the left. Each step is a pull out draw, so you could store all your handbags and shoes within easy reach of the front door (and yet out of sight).
They're apparently the work of the Unicraft Joinery.
In the meantime, I'll have to compromise with something like this Billy Bookcase, which houses your TV and has plenty of room for shoes.
That, or try to persuade him to build something like Shoeperwoman's shoe shelf...