policeblotter_sfa.jpgA small business that sells plus-size women’s shoes took a big hit this week when dozens of the company’s shoes were stolen from a car in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Johanna Nilsson, a spokeswoman for LLXLLQ, said she was parked at 19th and Valencia streets on Monday evening when someone broke into the trunk of her car and stole about 50 shoe samples, all right-footed. The total value of the shoes is about $10,000, she said.

The Palo Alto-based company, which sells various shoes crafted in Italy in sizes 10-12, is currently online-only but plans to open a store in the near future on San Francisco’s Union Street, Nilsson said.

Because the shoes are all for the right foot and thus have no street value, the company is asking that they be returned with no questions asked since the theft has spoiled its holiday sales outlook.

“It’s a pretty large amount of value for a very small company,” Nilsson said.
For anyone who finds stolen goods, the company is offering a free pair of shoes or a gift card for $150.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Nilsson at (650) 516-7463 or send an email to media@llxllq.com.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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