Andrea Carrano

Ladies, do you need new shoes? Stop by Italian designer Andrea Carrano’s boutique to try on a pair of elegant women’s footwear.

A name that has been known for over 40 years, Andrea Carrano began designing footwear for women at the age of 17. During his time, he was considered a pioneer.  His shoes are classic and stylish, yet some are quite bold. Designs include boots, heels, and flats.  Usually, they are made of leather or suede.  Since the 1950s, his ballerina shoe, called “Baby,” has been in production.  The Baby was a favorite of actress Audrey Hepburn.

Since Andrea Carrano’s death, his wife Elisabetta Carrano (also known as Betta) has continued to oversee the company’s operations. She enjoys finding fabrics for shoes and testing the products.  It is not uncommon for her to visit the boutique on 3rd Avenue.  Andrea Carrano shops are worldwide; Carrano himself opened several in Italy.

Andrea Carrano is open weekdays from 10:30 am to 8 pm. Hours on Saturday are from 11 am to 8 pm and on Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm.  You will find the website helpful in determining what you want from Andrea Carrano.  In general, shoes are priced from $99 to $525; however, sale prices usually slash the regular price in half!  Check the website for sales; you will be able to preview the assortment of shoes and their prices.