Let me show you the baking shelf in my pantry.
I also put a lot of money into my shoes. This isn't the nicest looking way to store them- most are on their sides if they are not flats- but it keeps them away from pet hair, curious toddlers, or anything else that might damage them when they aren't being used.
You can also see my jewelry armoire- again, I like to keep everything put away, out of sight, for obvious reasons there. My 2 year old has broken enough replaceable stuff I care about; I'd hate to see what he'd do if he could get at a jewelry tree or something!
My closet is a work in progress. It extends a larger distance on the other side (behind me, the camera person) and I'm still fiddling with how I want to organize things. Right now it's shirts and cocktail dresses where you can see, and ball gowns behind me. I'm hunting for a mirror and possibly some different modular shelving, but haven't found anything I'm in love with yet.