Kurt Geiger shoes to be quarantined for 24 hours after customers try them on, as part of plans to reopen some stores
Best foot forward: Kurt Geiger features actress Liz Hurley in its recent campaign
Kurt Geiger shoes will be quarantined for 24 hours after customers try them on, as part of plans to reopen some stores next month.
Shoppers will also have to wear disposable ‘pop socks’ when they put on shoes, which retail for up to £275, to limit the risk of infection.
Other items such as clutches, handbags, and purses will also be quarantined for 24 hours before being returned to shelves.
The firm (which features actress Liz Hurley in its recent campaign) will also install perspex screens, increase cleaning, offer antibacterial gel and ban cash payments. All staff will wear masks and gloves.
The measures are part of its plans to reopen up to 20 of its 70 stores from June 1, and will cost each store £75,000 a year to implement.
Retailers are desperately trying to reassure shoppers that it will be safe to return once social distancing measures are relaxed.
Shop sales of clothing and footwear are down by around four-fifths in April, according to official figures.