Shoe Magic- Shoe Cabinet

November 1, 2012
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I have very seldom praised products on this platform which I haven’t tested out myself. The first, and perhaps only time I did do such a thing, it turned out quite well; the 360 Electrical Powercurve Mobile Surge Protector, when I did test it after the fact, was all I had hoped it would be and more.

So I haven’t actually tried today’s topic product. True. But, I have a great track record for blind recommendations. You’re in luck! On the redeeming side, I have actually seen the product with my own two eyes, conveniently styled with shoes by the merchandisers and everything. So that’s something.

The shoe cabinet. Here’s the lowdown: incredibly slim design. Maximum shoe storage.

When you approach this guy from the side, or even face it dead-on, it looks about as thick as a popsicle stick. You’re all, “How on earth are loads of shoes situated inside that thing?!” And, “No way.” And, “Prove it.”

So then you open it up and– WHA-BAM!

It’s like a really awesome organizing magic trick.

The secret is in the slant, you see. The shoes sit on the flat surface of the shelf, usually held in by a metal rod. The shelf tilts downwards when you close it. As a result, you end up having your shoes stowed vertically, while being given horizontal access to them. Does that make sense? I’m struggling a bit to describe the mechanics, clearly. I trust your imagination can fill in the gaps.

If you’re interested in obtaining the cabinet, check out: 4D Concepts Deluxe Triple Shoe Cabinet // 3-Drawer Shoe Cabinet //Shoe Cabinet with Storage Drawer in Black Finish // Baxton Studio Simms Modern Shoe Cabinet // 4D Concepts Deluxe Double Shoe Cabinet

Image credits: IHeart Organizing, unknown, Real Simple, IKEA

*UPDATE: FOR ALL THOSE WONDERING ABOUT THE SOURCE OF THE SECOND PHOTO, PLEASE READ THIS.

34 Comments

  1. Crystal on November 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Love, love, love it!! I put it on my Christmas list. I love the fact that it holds 27 pairs of shoes!! Yea!!!

  2. Amye on November 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I’ve always been intrigued by these – but wondered, doesn’t “shoe crud” from normal wear just pile up in the bottom of the crevice? Perhaps an occasional vacuuming would do the trick, but it was a concern….

    Can you source the 2nd photo? Its not the Ikea or Container store options, but seems to hold 3 tiers in each drawer. If I’m gonna get this, thats probably the one to try!

    • livesimplybyannie on November 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Can’t find the source for that one, but as far as I can see, this seems to be the same model: http://www.stacksandstacks.com/shoe-cabinet-triple-holds-36-pairs Check it out. Also, good point about the shoe crud.. I suppose regular cleanings would be in order. But aren’t they for all things.. 😉

      • Amye on November 2, 2012 at 10:02 am

        Thanks for following up Annie! Love the blog!

      • jennifer on December 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm

        Hello, thank you for showing me this amazing shoe rack that holds 27 pairs of shoes, where can i buy it, i would like two of them for my family. kind regards jennifer

        • Annie on December 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

          Hi Jennifer, please refer to the follow-up post linked at the bottom of this one for product info.

  3. ashley on November 2, 2012 at 9:01 am

    oh wow! i’ve never seen one of these. i would love one in our current space because the shelving and floor space i have now isn’t enough!

  4. DMT on November 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    i want one! Love it you sold me

  5. joannabannana on December 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Hi! This is a lovely post! Any way to find out which website the picture with the most shoes is from?? i cant find anything that looks like that on google images. The stacks and stacks website doesnt have that model. thank you 🙂

  6. Woody on January 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Where can I get that shoe storage above ( the one that has 3 drawers 9 shoes each, 27 total ) ? My wife loves it and needs it.

    • livesimplybyannie on January 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Woody,
      Please refer to the response I gave the last reader with the same question. 🙂

      • Norman Mayot on January 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

        Although similar, the one in the photo seems to be better quality, with a top drawer for polishes, etc and has nice shaker detail on the sides. – the search continues

  7. Kristelle on January 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Love it! However, the photos are not all of the same cabinet. There are actually 3 different ones shown. The two smaller ones ARE from Ikea, but the larger one (that looks like it contains about a hundred shoes) is not–at least I couldn’t find it anywhere on their website.

    • Kristelle on January 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      I realize it’s really only 27 pairs, but just looks like a hundred. eitther way, it sure does hold a whole lot of shoes!

  8. Dane Jackson on March 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Are you sure that second one is from IKEA? The Hemnes Shoe Cabinet only has two drawers and the one pictured has three drawers. Is it a hack or a mod?

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20169559/

  9. Erik on April 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Im wondering the same thing 🙁

    • Rita on April 9, 2016 at 2:42 am

      Hi Karen, the link you sent wont open for me, i’m looking to buy the three drawer, white japanese style shoe cabinet (its not Ikea ) post from Annie, would you have any idea what site i can buy it from? thanks rita

  10. Anna Trang on June 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I really want to organize my shoes in one of these and then maybe limit my collection to 27 pairs of shoes. Maybe. 🙂

  11. Ester on July 30, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    LOL, the one on Lugbuy.com is $910.xx shipped to the U.S. — I don’t think so!!! The outside of the Ikea ones is prettier. If anyone comes across the one with 3 drawers that looks like the Ikea one and at a reasonable price, please post here….

  12. […] post is an update to the Shoe Magic, Shoe Cabinet product source mystery, that, if you were never interested in purchasing in the first place, you […]

  13. livesimplybyannie on September 4, 2013 at 10:17 am

    For UPDATED INFO pertaining to this comment thread, please head here: http://www.livesimplybyannie.com/shoe-cabinet-update/

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  15. Nora V. Fernandez on September 30, 2013 at 7:19 am

    want this where exactly can i buy this stuff, please inbox me.

  16. ismagull on October 18, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Hey Annei,

    i liked you designs, specially shoe cabinet. Do you deliver for other countries?

  17. Jacqueline Goodwin on November 11, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Where can I find the dimensions?

  18. Jacqueline Goodwin on November 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Where can I get the measurements?

  19. Elizabeth on May 19, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Where can I buy it

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  21. Rita on April 9, 2016 at 2:37 am

    hi, does anyone know where i can get the three drawer, white shoe cabinet (its not ikea) posted by Annie? thanks marie

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34 Comments

  1. Crystal on November 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Love, love, love it!! I put it on my Christmas list. I love the fact that it holds 27 pairs of shoes!! Yea!!!

  2. Amye on November 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I’ve always been intrigued by these – but wondered, doesn’t “shoe crud” from normal wear just pile up in the bottom of the crevice? Perhaps an occasional vacuuming would do the trick, but it was a concern….

    Can you source the 2nd photo? Its not the Ikea or Container store options, but seems to hold 3 tiers in each drawer. If I’m gonna get this, thats probably the one to try!

    • livesimplybyannie on November 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Can’t find the source for that one, but as far as I can see, this seems to be the same model: http://www.stacksandstacks.com/shoe-cabinet-triple-holds-36-pairs Check it out. Also, good point about the shoe crud.. I suppose regular cleanings would be in order. But aren’t they for all things.. 😉

      • Amye on November 2, 2012 at 10:02 am

        Thanks for following up Annie! Love the blog!

      • jennifer on December 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm

        Hello, thank you for showing me this amazing shoe rack that holds 27 pairs of shoes, where can i buy it, i would like two of them for my family. kind regards jennifer

        • Annie on December 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

          Hi Jennifer, please refer to the follow-up post linked at the bottom of this one for product info.

  3. ashley on November 2, 2012 at 9:01 am

    oh wow! i’ve never seen one of these. i would love one in our current space because the shelving and floor space i have now isn’t enough!

  4. DMT on November 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    i want one! Love it you sold me

  5. joannabannana on December 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Hi! This is a lovely post! Any way to find out which website the picture with the most shoes is from?? i cant find anything that looks like that on google images. The stacks and stacks website doesnt have that model. thank you 🙂

  6. Woody on January 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Where can I get that shoe storage above ( the one that has 3 drawers 9 shoes each, 27 total ) ? My wife loves it and needs it.

    • livesimplybyannie on January 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Woody,
      Please refer to the response I gave the last reader with the same question. 🙂

      • Norman Mayot on January 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

        Although similar, the one in the photo seems to be better quality, with a top drawer for polishes, etc and has nice shaker detail on the sides. – the search continues

  7. Kristelle on January 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Love it! However, the photos are not all of the same cabinet. There are actually 3 different ones shown. The two smaller ones ARE from Ikea, but the larger one (that looks like it contains about a hundred shoes) is not–at least I couldn’t find it anywhere on their website.

    • Kristelle on January 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      I realize it’s really only 27 pairs, but just looks like a hundred. eitther way, it sure does hold a whole lot of shoes!

  8. Dane Jackson on March 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Are you sure that second one is from IKEA? The Hemnes Shoe Cabinet only has two drawers and the one pictured has three drawers. Is it a hack or a mod?

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20169559/

  9. Erik on April 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Im wondering the same thing 🙁

    • Rita on April 9, 2016 at 2:42 am

      Hi Karen, the link you sent wont open for me, i’m looking to buy the three drawer, white japanese style shoe cabinet (its not Ikea ) post from Annie, would you have any idea what site i can buy it from? thanks rita

  10. Anna Trang on June 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I really want to organize my shoes in one of these and then maybe limit my collection to 27 pairs of shoes. Maybe. 🙂

  11. Ester on July 30, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    LOL, the one on Lugbuy.com is $910.xx shipped to the U.S. — I don’t think so!!! The outside of the Ikea ones is prettier. If anyone comes across the one with 3 drawers that looks like the Ikea one and at a reasonable price, please post here….

  12. […] post is an update to the Shoe Magic, Shoe Cabinet product source mystery, that, if you were never interested in purchasing in the first place, you […]

  13. livesimplybyannie on September 4, 2013 at 10:17 am

    For UPDATED INFO pertaining to this comment thread, please head here: http://www.livesimplybyannie.com/shoe-cabinet-update/

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  15. Nora V. Fernandez on September 30, 2013 at 7:19 am

    want this where exactly can i buy this stuff, please inbox me.

  16. ismagull on October 18, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Hey Annei,

    i liked you designs, specially shoe cabinet. Do you deliver for other countries?

  17. Jacqueline Goodwin on November 11, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Where can I find the dimensions?

  18. Jacqueline Goodwin on November 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Where can I get the measurements?

  19. Elizabeth on May 19, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Where can I buy it

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    hi, does anyone know where i can get the three drawer, white shoe cabinet (its not ikea) posted by Annie? thanks marie

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