These days it seems like fancy shoes cost an arm and a leg — which is frustrating if you’re looking for heels made with the same quality and detail as your designer favorites. Enter M. Gemi, a new start-up meant to disrupt the way you buy shoes. The brand provides handcrafted Italian footwear produced in the same small factories as some much bigger names — but sells them at a third of the price. Every week the start-up plans on rolling out new styles, with all retailing under $300. This week’s standout release is a bright-pink slingback suede pump that features a manageable three-inch heel. Wear them with a cropped navy trouser for a preppy yet cool color combo or try them with a classic gray pencil skirt.
M. Gemi Reggia Heels, $248 at M. Gemi.