Here are the four most common emotional states of the shoe inventory:
When a gorgeous pair of shoes in perfect condition turns out to have no Seattle story whatsoever:
We can keep them for "study" purposes...or something...
Can we not pay the light bill for a month and put some more money in the conservation fund?
When a gorgeous pair of shoes are in excellent condition and have clear Seattle provenance:
I may have screamed "WALLIN & NORDSTROM!!!" while peering into a pair of boots on Friday.