My first stop was the Lower East Side store Dolce Vita, which was packed with last-minute shoppers. Two girls next to me were trying on adorable Mary Jane flats ($97). I had to have the blue ones. The low-cut, scooped-out shape was sexy and flattering, and the little buckled strap on top and gold lining added a perfect amount of detail. They paired perfectly with black tights and a cute dress. I wasn’t the only one who bought them—the two girls each snagged a pair as well. 136 Orchard St., nr. Rivington St.; 646-654-0505.
The Find: Patent Leather
Need something to complete your New Year's outfit? Our shopper looks for shoes that shine.
Published on Dec 20, 2006 as a web exclusive.