The name is unfamiliar, at least for the moment. But the latest designer-shoe store to arrive in the meatpacking district has the potential to give the neighborhood’s other footwear powerhouses (Christian Louboutin, Jeffrey New York) a serious run for the money. Iris is a little-known Italian company that manufactures shoes for Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Chloé, Viktor & Rolf, Veronique Branquinho, and Paul Smith. But unlike other multibrand stores, this new boutique doesn’t carry just selected looks from those powerhouse names; it will have every single style (stiletto, boot, slingback, peep toe, platform) in the entire line of each label. In other words, you can find shoes that until now were otherwise unavailable in New York, including the styles pictured here.
Iris Opens in the Meatpacking District
827 Washington St., nr. Little W. 12th St.; 212-645-0950