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Shoe Theft Pinches Small Palo Alto Business

Be on the lookout for 50 Italian shoes, all for the right foot, that were stolen.


A 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 a (650) 516-7463 or send an email to media@llxllq.com.

--Bay City News

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Phil Bordeaux December 07, 2012 at 06:13 PM
It was the one legged woman! I swear it..I didn't do it... Signed Richard Kimball
Johanna C. Nilsson December 08, 2012 at 11:49 PM
A reader from SF Weekly did contact us and had seen the inventory being dumped in the NW corner of Guerrero and Dorland, Tuesday am. Has anyone seen them since? Please contact me at media (at) llxllq.com Johanna LLXLLQ - Size 10-12 Shoes Handmade in Italy www.llxllq.com
Johanna C. Nilsson December 08, 2012 at 11:50 PM
LLXLLQ - the legendary right shoes...

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