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Channel Audrey Hepburn with Andrea Carrano’s made-in-Italy shoes

Who doesn’t love a pair of Italian handmade shoes, fresh from the factory in Naples?

I certainly do – and so did movie star Audrey Hepburn.  In fact, she was famous for wearing the luxury brand’s Baby ballet flat in black leather.

“This is the one that Audrey Hepburn wore all the time…,” says Andrea Carrano Jr.

The brand was immensely popular after World War II but later died out. In 2019, Carrano revived the label, founded by his father, to an enthusiastic reception. 

One of the greatest advantages to the Andrea Carrano brand is that you can custom order any style – in any color and in any type of leather – and get your custom shoes at an off-the-rack price.  For the Baby best seller, you’ll pay just $295. It comes in 60 colors and five types of leather.  Just as Audrey Hepburn yearned to be a ballerina, now you can, too.

“We can make your shoes in any color you want in 30 days,” Carrano said. “Our handmade shoes offer the highest-quality craftsmanship and are priced moderately for similar styles that would cost around $1,500 a pair…(such as Chanel or Dior).”

Another winning style is the Milk – a gorgeous $395 kitten-heeled confection with a buckle, appropriate with your blue jeans or your ball gowns.

Then there’s the sleek moccasin, $365, which feels like a slipper on your feet.

Mamma mia – you’re going to love them all.

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