Our Latest Obsession: Sarah Storage Tower

Sarah storage towers for closet organization

Designed for the shoe and handbag lover, this boutique-chic storage is positively genius!

Turn your fashion into art

When you pay a small fortune for the most amazing pair of to-die-for heels, the last thing you want to do is keep them at the bottom of your closet, stuff them into a pocket shoe organizer or hide them in a box. Put them on display and take joy in seeing — and admiring — all of your shoes at once. (And chances are your organized shoe collection will help you finish dressing more quickly, too.)
Many of us around the office have a slight handbag fetish. And if you’re the kind of girl that has a handbag for every occasion, where do you store your arm candy? The Sarah Storage Tower keeps each fashion-forward tote, shoulder bag and clutch purse in sight and in reach for a quick switch.

Sarah Shoe Storage

Enjoy what you love, longer

We were so inspired by the keepsake quality of jewelry boxes that we used the same technique to completely line each cubby in a soft, pale gray fabric. The luxurious interior of each cubby, designed to store shoes, knee-high boots or handbags in an upright position, will help keep your items in ready-to-wear condition for years. Just think of each cubby as a little jewelry box for your most precious accessories.

Sarah Shoe Storage

Store your shoes without shame

The Sarah Storage Tower is a beautifully crafted piece of furniture, so it really can go anywhere. Line multiple towers side by side anywhere you have room to store your shoes, from the mudroom to bedroom to walk-in closet, for a chic boutique look. Another plus: the hand-applied brushed taupe finish is so subtle it works in any interior.
You get the look of a custom built-in for a fraction of the cost, which means you can finally throw out those cheap metal racks that have been a thorn in your side for years.
Sarah Storage Tower is available in two customizable designs:
Shoe & Boot — holds 18 pairs of shoes and three pairs of boots
Shoe & Handbag — holds 18 pairs of shoes and six handbags

Here’s a little trivia for you: Can you guess which shoe-crazed star we named the Sarah Storage Tower after?

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    December 9, 2016

    I am looking for the corner sarah storage unit! in the brushed white asap! I love this system

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      Annika Dupree

      June 12, 2017

      We love this as a solution for storage and keeping things organized! You can find this piece here, .

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    April 20, 2016

    Hi. I am looking to paint some items in my bathroom the same color as the brushed taupe. Could you please tell me what color that would be in Benjamin Moore or perhaps Sherwin Williams? Thank you SO much!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      April 21, 2016

      I’m so sorry, we don’t have paint color matches for our furniture pieces. Do you have one of the Sarah Storage pieces? Perhaps take one of the drawers with you to the paint store and have them match it!

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    March 7, 2016

    Does it come assembled already

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      March 7, 2016

      It does!

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    February 23, 2016

    Hello, I’ve just seen this storage unit on your website and I love it! Only problem is I am based in London, do you know if there is a UK supplier for it?
    Thank you!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      March 2, 2016

      We do ship overseas. You can find more information here.

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    March 25, 2015

    Can you please tell me if these are made from real wood or composite wood? Thank you!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      March 26, 2015

      Hi Laura,
      Thanks for your comment! Our Sarah Storage Collection is made from a combination of materials – engineered hardwoods, poplar, and veneer. But we think you’ll find it to be VERY sturdy and substantial. They’re all very well made pieces!
      Let us know if you have any other question,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    January 25, 2015

    Hi I love this whole system. I noticed you mentioned that you would be offering a new color option this year, just wondering when this would be offered and what the new color is? I too am wondering where I would put longer dresses (maxis) as there is no option. Is this something that would be offered with the new color system? Thanks!!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      March 25, 2015

      Hi LG,
      We are now offering a rubbed white color option! Find all of the pieces in our Sarah Storage Collection here.
      Thanks for your comment!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    October 16, 2014

    Is this still available? And how do I order it?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      October 17, 2014

      Hi Jenna,
      You can order the Sarah Storage Collection here.
      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    T Franklin

    October 9, 2014

    I really love these, but why do you not have a single dowel storage tower for long items?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 5, 2014

      Hi T,
      Thanks for your comment. I’ll send your suggestion to our design team!
      Editor, How to Decorate

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    September 27, 2014

    Do you have these available now how and where can I order?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 29, 2014

      Hi Michelle,
      Thanks for your comment. You can see all of the components of our Sarah Storage System here. Hope that helps!
      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    September 14, 2014

    Oh, forgot to ask if this comes in different finish options?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 15, 2014

      Hi Nashjr,
      Right now we only offer the gray finish in the Sarah Storage pieces, but we will be debuting a new color option next year so look for that!
      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    September 14, 2014

    I love this as an alternative to custom walk-in closet configurations. Two questions: 1) Do you have a full length hanging rod option (seems to be the only piece missing)? 2) Do you provide installation?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      January 23, 2015

      Hi Nashjr,
      Unfortunately we don’t currently have a full length piece. But that’s a great idea we’ll mention to our product team! And no, we don’t offer professional installation, but the pieces do come assembled.
      Hope that helps,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    April 15, 2013

    In catalog 03 Aug 2013, the caption under picture states…
    one room, two uses: how to have home office in guest room. What is paint color of the ceiling in that room?

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    Cynthia Kelly

    January 3, 2012

    I will be looking back in Feb my Birthday is on the 23rd this would be a great gift to me:)

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    March 23, 2011

    Can you tell me what type of wood these are made from and is the back of the piece finished as well? I’m looking to use them as a room divider in a walk in closet area. They are really beautiful.

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    Ballard Designs

    February 2, 2011

    Sim: The Sarah Storage Tower should be available at the end of February. It sold out and we had to order more! So look back on 2/28/11.
    Style Studio Team

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    January 30, 2011

    Sarah Jessica Parker!

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    January 25, 2011

    do you have this available now?

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    Ballard Designs

    January 7, 2011

    Dear April: All of the cubbies are 11 5/8″ deep. The Boot Cubby is 25″ high and 8″ wide; each Shoe Cubby is 8″ square and the Purse Cubbies are 12″ high and 8″ wide. The price is $599 for each.
    The Style Studio Team

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    April Cuellar

    January 6, 2011

    Love these and can’t wait to order them. What are their dimensions and prices? I would also like to know what the dimensions are of each cubby….the shoe cubby…boot cubby…and handbag cubby….