What could you possibly love more than Italian handcrafted shoes? Well, Italian handcrafted shoes in a London boutique of course! This week we visited the recently opened Casadei Flagship store on 48 Albemarle Street and if you love marble finishes, velvet couches and the the sound of stilettos clicking on hardwood floors –  we suggest you do the same.

While Cesare Casadei is responsible for the ultra-feminine and flattering footwear, it is architect Marco Costanzi, the label’s long-term collaborator who is responsible for the boutique’s opulent interior. Not only is this the ultimate destination for trying on the label’s signature Blade heels named after their sharp and lethal appearance – but also for discovering a seductive selection of in-store exclusives. And we’re not the only ones crushing. So what couldn’t we resist? A pair of fringed boots that embraces your inner Jagger; fur trimmed sandals for the woman who doesn’t settle for anything less than maximal opulence; an exclusive pair of magenta platforms that will light you up like Tracey Emin’s neons; a pair of python flats that will crown you the Queen of the concrete jungle; and lastly, a pair of purple suede flats that will turn your daily blues into royal ones. 

Scroll through the images above to see them in action!

Fringed Boots, £1,080

Make the most out of your day of running errands by turning your walk into a spectacle. We suggest you tuck in your trousers or don a shorter dress for maximum effect!

Suede flats, £400

For days when you want to be comfortable but refuse to compromise on style we suggest you pair these suede flats with fishnets and a cropped trouser for that extra je ne sais quoi.

Pink Platforms, £615 (Casadei London boutique exclusive)

The next time you sashay onto the dancefloor you better be wearing these magenta babies with a tailored suit á la 70’s Bianca Jagger.

Python flats, £520

Few things are as flattering as a nude pair of pointy toed flats. We particularly love the python skin as it adds a little oomph to an otherwise uncomplicated shoe. And the criss-cross design is ultra sexy!

Text by Ann-Marie Voina