Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm
F, V at Lower East Side-Second Ave.; B, D, F, V at Broadway-Lafayette St.; N, R, W at Prince St.; 6 at Spring St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In the age of the $500 flat, being well-heeled has become a costly affair. For those on the hunt for cool shoes at Steve Madden prices, La Dolce Vita is the answer. You won’t find here the dainty Lanvin ballet slippers, Prada patent peep toes, or the latest from Marc by Marc—but what you will find are similarly styled flats, heels, wedges, boots, and sandals that might as well have been found on the famed Barneys fourth floor. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because their line is also sold in stores around the country (Nordstrom, Girlshop, and Zappos). Seeing the collection all under one roof helps you understand why this brand isn’t your average cheapie knockoff. And if your friends ask where you got those sexy heels, you can answer: “Oh, just a little store on the Lower East Side.”