Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm
N, R at Prince St.; 6 at Spring St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Carlo Pazolini was founded in 1990, and since then, the European-based shoes and accessories brand has expanded to 150 locations around the globe—eleven stores opened in the U.S. in 2011 alone. Among them was this Über-modern Soho boutique, the brand’s first in Manhattan, which was artfully modeled after the store in Milan and where everything, even the light bulbs, has been imported from Italy. The uneven, abstracted ceiling lures prospective buyers into the shop, while mirrored walls and a monochromatic color scheme help emphasize the colorful shoes and handbags—the store sells a wide range of both men’s and women’s items, from affordable everyday basics to Italian leather boots and bejeweled stilettos.