Eveyln S. Poitevent

Co-Owner/Buyer, Feet First Inc.

Why New Orleans?

I am a New Orleanian through and through and after (Hurricane) Katrina I had to come back to rebuild.
 

Why do you think women have such a special relationship with their shoes?

Shoes are an economical means of creative self-expression.  
 

What are the wildest shoes you have ever sold?

Sam Edelman yellow-with-black-polka-dot Mary Janes with a 6-inch-high stacked heel and exaggerated wooden platform.
 

Who would you most like to outfit with shoes and accessories?

Sandra Bullock, because I have so much respect and appreciation for all she has done for New Orleans and Warren Easton High School

 

How many shoes do you own?

“Only” 70 pairs or so. I have a rule: every new pair I get, I get rid of an old pair.
 

How many shoes do you think a woman owns?

The average number is around 50 pairs; men around 20. 
 

Should you choose a shoe for comfort or style?

Both.
 

Who is your favorite shoe designer?

Sam Edelman – high fashion at a more affordable price.
 

Accessory designer?

Sondra Roberts and Roseena Sami.
 

Have there been any funny moments in your retail career?

One of the best was the woman who was going crazy about her new shoes, doing a risqué dance in front of the mirror, reiterating a certain phrase!
 

What has been the strangest request?

A woman asked if we sell small glass bowls and another “poopourri.”
 

Tell us something people don't know about you?

I love karaoke. And years ago, I was in a driverless taxicab accident.

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