Hollywood is home to more than just A-list celebrities and actors-turned-politicians. For 25 years Maya Shoes of Hollywood has offered shoppers-including a few of the Hollywood elite-the sexiest styles in lingerie, high heels, boots and other height-altering platforms.
The Hollywood Blvd. store is filled with shoes; about 1,800 square-feet is dedicated specifically to shoes. Among the store-s most popular brands are Pleaser, Jante, Ellie, and the store's namesake brand, which, according to the store owner Maya Malekan, are its hottest sellers.
Regular visitors to Maya Shoes include actors, actresses, people from Playboy Studios, dancers and Penthouse playmates.
But the shoes are not the only products that bring the customers into the store day in and day out. Maya also carries a few brands of lingerie, which brings such famous shoppers asas Pamela Anderson through its doors.
"We have so many different styles," said Maya.
Maya carries famous lingerie brands such as Leg Avenue and Dreamgirl. The typical price range for a bra and panty set starts at around $25. On average, customers usually spend about $300 between lingerie and shoes. Customers can also shop for Maya's products at her website.
One thing that Maya feels separates her store from the competition is that her store offers shoes custom made. This gives shoppers the opportunity to directly influence the styles they wear. The store also carries a wide range of sizes-starting at four and going all the way up to 17.
With such a large selection and wide range of offerings, its no wonder why Maya views her USA-made brand as the most popular brand at the moment, as well as the newest up-an-coming brand. To survive in Hollywood, a store has to stay on the cutting edge of fashion and style. With such a diverse crowd to cater to, it is easy for a store to get swept away in obscurity and shut its doors before it has even had a chance to debut its merchandise.
Yet Maya Shoes has managed to carve itself out a niche in Tinsel Town and stay one foot ahead of the pack. If Maya continues at this pace, she might be the winner at the end of the fashion footrace.