Brand to Know: Alessandro Oteri

Next time you spot a head-turning pair of heels boasting a brightly colored sole, you’ll have to do a double take. There’s a new name in luxury shoes and it’s Alessandro Oteri. The passionate Italian-born designer (and cousin of comedienne and SNL alum Cheri Oteri) covers the bottoms of his covetable, handmade pumps and boots with a captivating shade of blue, inspired by the coastal waters of Portofino.

The must-have label’s trademark hue is also splashed across their packaging, the lining of their equally fabulous handbags, and the walls of their stunning atelier-style boutique, which opened in 2011, in the heart of Milan’s famed fashion district. Oteri’s admiration for the craftsmanship and customs of haute couture influenced the exquisite space, where the accessories take center stage.

If the pages of Italian Vogue are any indication, Alessandro Oteri’s star is certainly on the rise. Isn’t it time you were stepping out in a pair of his elegant pumps? Or perhaps toting one of his embossed-suede clutches? Shop Alessandro Oteri shoes and handbags on Gilt.com on December 29, starting at noon ET.

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