Not that we have anything against shoes from other countries—and we will be the first to admit some of our favorite designers are right here in the U.S.—but we can’t deny that no one does it quite like Italian designers. Whether it’s classic pumps or statement heels, fashion girls can’t stop discussing Italian shoe brands, and we’re right there in the conversation with them.
The proof is in the pudding, as well: Italian girls repeatedly demonstrate a sense of style that feels unparalleled among the fashion set. Sure, that je ne sais quoi of the Parisian aesthetic is equally lust-worthy, but when we want something bold and bright, their Mediterranean counterparts are the girls we look to. With a playful approach to fashion, it only makes sense that the local shoes carry the same air of cool.
Ready to shop like an Italian It girl? Below, we’ve pulled together the best Italian shoe brands to add to your collection. From embellished heels and cool shapes to materials that simply stand out, you’re bound to get endless compliments on these cool girl–approved designers. Shop them all below.
It seems like just yesterday that Attico, with its colorful clothing and ankle cuffs, was taking the fashion world by storm. Pieces from the brand have been seen on It girls everywhere, and the shoes are no exception.
These are so good.
We love a little bit of color.
Just in time for the holidays.
Take these out for a night.
Alchimia Di Ballin
If you're looking for footwear that'll turn heads, look no further than Alchimia Di Ballin. These shoes are ready for the space age.
A little crystal detail never hurt anyone.
How cool are these?
Out of this world.
Yes, you need these chic platforms.
These boots were meant to be seen.
Gia Couture has been creating shoes that nail every trend this fall. From Western-style boots to python prints, you can't go wrong here.
Wear one of the biggest trends of the season.
Do the Western trend right.
The texture of these is so cool.
Can't go wrong with sock boots.
Paris Texas has become a favorite among It girls and celebrities alike. With the playful heart-shaped buckles and fun heels, you'll never want to take these shoes off.
These are so fun.
We love a pair of glitter mules.
This color is everything.
Patent heels will go with anything you wear.
These are simply classic.
Amina Muaddi has only released one collection of shoes so far, but it's safe to say her innovative designs are about to be everywhere. Be sure to get a pair before they sell out.
We're loving this color.
You'll wear these for years.
These boots are so flattering.
You won't be able to take your eyes off of these.
Wear these with a pretty skirt.
You'll feel so cool wearing any of the above.