(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

We were entranced by these beautiful shoe storage solutions in French mag Marie Claire Maison this month. It seemed to be a happy coincidence, then, when Northwest Home also featured a noteworthy solution to this common storage problem.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Draw your own conclusions regarding the relative capacity of the American and European versions of the same idea; we for one imagine we would have a far wore shoe-storage problem on the other side of the pond.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Images: Arno for Marie Claire Maison and Julia Kuskin for Northwest Home (bottom)