2016 Winner: M.Gemi


We can’t help but feel serious amore for M.Gemi, the brainchild of Rue La La mastermind Ben Fischman. From slip-ons with lattice work and peep-toe pumps for ladies to leather loafers and suede brogues for the gents, this e-commerce boutique offers limited-run shoes direct from mom-and-pop factories in Italy, where the buttery leather is hand-cut and stitched. Bonus: M.Gemi’s Fenway HQ houses an appointment-only showroom, and orders include postage-paid envelopes for donating shoes to men and women in need. Grazie.

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