Selfridges Launches £18,000 Miniature Shoe Advent Calendar

12/12/2011 17:59 | Updated 22 May 2015

This Christmas Selfridges department store are offering up a shoe lover's dream (or possibly nightmare*) thanks to their unique advent calendar - a bespoke Hendzel & Hunt wooden cabinet packed with miniature replicas of designer footwear costing an eye-watering £18,000.

Would you spend £18,000 on shoes you can never wear?(Clockwise from left) Dries Van Noten's tortoise minis, Charlotte Olympia mini and full size, the Hendzel & Hunt cabinet. Photos: Selfridges/MyDaily

The teeny tiny designs include work from Fendi, Rupert Sanderson, Maison Martin Margiela and Dries Van Noten and have been crafted using the same or similar techniques as the full-size versions (also available in Selfridges). You can get a sense of scale with the picture we tweeted on @MyDailyUK of one of the miniatures next to the full size version!

A selection of other exclusive miniatures from the likes of Charlotte Olympia (available in six different colour-ways at £295 per pair) and Vivienne Westwood (a rather tempting £5 for her Melissa replicas) are available to buy separately but owning the complete collection is only possible if you're the lucky recipient of the cabinet.

Take a look through the gallery below to see which designers have given their footwear the downsizing treatment...

*We're saying nightmare because you'd end up with a cupboard full of beautiful shoes you couldn't even cram your toes into!

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