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Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Thu, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-5pm
Nearby Subway Stops
6 at 68th St.-Hunter College; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.
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This Italian shoe line has made a name for itself since 1994 via glam classics: tortoise-heel pumps, flat fur boots, and peep-toe heels that are carried year-round. The New York location, a 1,200-square-foot space since a 2007 re-launch, maintains that well-trod rep all the while inspiring celeb drop-ins from the likes of Beyoncé and Heidi Klum. Flat Swarovski-decorated thong sandals (available with matching handbag) look as though they’ve just stepped out from a Hamptons fund-raiser while sexy red, patent criss-cross wedges seem more appropriate to late-night pole dancing. Founder and ex-D.J. Giuseppe Zanotti, who licenses footwear for Roberto Cavalli and other fashion powerhouses under his Vicini tag, keeps the lounge music spinning. Leashed dogs are spoiled with treats from behind the counter.Sales
Twice a year sales of around 30%
Key DepartmentsBridal Shoes
This Italian designer, long a favorite of the jet set, now has his own boutique. There’s no bridal collection, but many styles will work for your big day, such as sleek white-suede wedges, a pair of satin open-toe pumps with crocodile detailing, or a pink suede pair with satin ankle straps and a bow on the toe.