Tori Mason Shoe Store is Open at 29 Market Square

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Scott Schimmel and Lisa Sorensen’s latest business venture, Tori Mason Shoes located at 29 Market Square opened for business Monday. The location had been Bliss Home, operated by the couple since 2005. The new venture marks a shift of sorts, though they’ve had shoes at Bliss (their original store across Market Square) and the shoe store will continue to carry some of the gift items previously found at Bliss Home. You will find the complete background on the business in my initial article on the topic.

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

I’ve always found the space to be attractive and after its transformation to a shoe store it is no less so. The smell of leather fills the air and a friendly staff greets customers. The friendliness of the staff has always been a strength for their businesses and it continues to be true in the new shoe store.

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

While the store focuses on footwear, you’ll also find  wallets, purses, travel bags and  more. The purses vary from fun and funky to elegant. The store is well stocked with a range of boots and booties, dress shoes and casual styles, with an emphasis on stylish comfort. Brands you might recognize include Bed Stü, Freebird by Steve Madden, Jack Rogers, Miz Mooz,Rocket Dog and Dolce Vita. Prices range upward from $40.

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

While the store has already opened its doors, it officially holds its Grand Opening Party on First Friday. Artist Kate Moore’s work will be featured, and you’ll find prizes, giveaways, treats from Wild Love Bakehouse and drinks. They hope you’ll come join the party.

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

Tori Mason Shoes, 29 Market Square, Knoxville, July 2016

In the meantime, the store is open for business from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM each day except Sunday when hours are 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Check them out on Facebook and definitely follow them on Instagram where you’ll find photos of new products as they arrive.

Comments

  1. Do they sell men’s shoes?

    • KnoxvilleUrbanGuy says:

      No. Every time I have this conversation with different retailers, I’m told we just aren’t ready for that. And, I suppose, I get it. In my own personal home, I have very few pairs of shoes while the female of our equation outdoes me by dozens and dozens. Assuming we are typical, this means it takes a lot more men to sustain a shoe store as we just don’t as many pairs of shoes each.

      • I’m afraid I just don’t understand this. I struggle to find a wider range of shoe and clothing selection for my husband and son (my son is already in men’s shoe sizes), and I think if someone tried it they’d be really surprised at how many men want to have a variety and have a need (and don’t want to drive out west for clothes). I mean, I walk around downtown a lot, and the men I see who work/live here are wearing clothes and shoes, so there’s obviously a market…Plus, Chattanooga has a men’s only retailer downtown so why can’t we? 😉

        • And our population is bigger too and other than internet we really just have so much more to offer. I hope as more residences go up and as more people move downtown more of an opportunity will be seen.

      • I have about 16 pairs of shoes and I suspect my lawyerly compatriots may easily out do me. I have 5 in my regular work rotation. Three seasonal boots. Three summer shoes. One exercise. Four or five casual.

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