(IT’S NOT IKEA) Shoe Cabinet Update
A while ago I posted about the shoe cabinet with a slim profile that fits lots more shoes than you would expect based off its depth. Naturally, the one you all (like so many of you holy balloon) wanted to buy was the only version pictured which I couldn’t source:
Someone somewhere along the line mistook the product for IKEA’s HEMNES shoe cabinet, an understandable error given their likeness. The next person in line saw that the previous pinner/tweeter/commenter linked it to IKEA and so they did they same, and on and on it went for months.
The trouble began when people attempted to locate said product at IKEA and were unable to. Discerning eyes were all, “the IKEA one only fits 14 pairs, this one fits 27 I want this one where can I buy this one???” And I was all, shrug shrug, which I admit was lame.
The other day I decided I was officially done with the debacle and set about to solve the mystery once and for all.
I got in contact with the lovely Swedes of IKEA who confirmed for me that the cabinet pictured above is not, in fact, from their store, and good luck to all my readers finding it.
Then I got down and dirty with The Google. I mean, I got my search on in a serious way. What I uncovered? Well, it’s not really going to thrill any of you.
The shoe cabinet featured above, which evidently accommodates a whopping 27 pairs of shoes is a Japanese product, the original manufacturer of which remains inconclusive, but my best guess is that it’s something called Jiunin Home Furnishing. The farthest back the trail seems to lead is to this picture of it (on what appears to be a pinterest-esque cataloging site, so unless you speak Chinese, don’t even bother clicking over).
The good news for those of you who are desperate for that exact model is that there are various individual sellers featuring the product:
4D Concepts Deluxe Triple Shoe Cabinet (evidently holds 36 pairs of shoes)
Ali Express-white – $343.80 (w/ free shipping)
Ali Express, natural wood – $580.01 (including shipping)
Ali Express, white – $580.01 (including shipping)
IBUYLA – $146.54
1. The STALL
2. Use two
That’s that for the shoe cabinet.
I do apologize for any frustration this has caused. My intent was not to tease you with an image of a product that was unattainable. The trouble was that I wasn’t focused on connecting you with retailers, but on introducing the concept of the cabinet, and ensuring I used the most appealing images to do so. I see how this led to confusion, and recognize why it’s beneficial to provide you with direct links to retailers whenever possible. I promise I’ll do my best henceforth to include relevant product links, especially in posts that are, after all Annie, about certain kinds of products.
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Annie Traurig was born with the ability to see order through clutter. As a child, she spent playdates organizing friends’ closets and packing their duffle bags for summer camp.
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