Labels – Fabulous Italian Shoes Hit the US Market

(Sexy taupe accesories by Grey Mer)

A couple of weeks, I headed to to the Luxe Hotel to check out Italian brands that are finally available in the States. In connection with “La Dolce Vita,” a weeklong series of events celebrating Italy’s 150th Anniversary throughout Beverly Hills, the Casa Italia event featured 10 Italian footwear and handbag designers including Mauri, Balla Billa, Mario Valentino, and Manas, among others. From high heels to lovely sandals, the looks were every bit fashionable. And while some prices equaled those of Louboutin, some labels were totally affordable within the Nine West range. (True Blood hottie gives the brands a twirl, after the jump.)

(Sky-high options in brilliant colors)

(Love the sandals)

(Angela Bassett sporting some Salvatore Procopio)

(“True Blood” hottie Jo Mantegna in Jo Ghost)

You can stock up on the shoes knowing that not that many will have the look, unless your Angela Bassett. Find the brand Manas at Yoox, Tavecchi at Forzieri, and Mauri shoe store.

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