Il Sandalo of Capri
Although they’re not technically from Capri—in fact, the company was founded in Naples 30-odd years ago—Il Sandalo’s elegant custom-made sandals are well known among well-heeled Caprese. (They’re also popular with shoe mavens in Southampton and Palm Beach, where the shop has its other U.S. outposts.) The sandals here are chic, yet easily slipped over beach-sandy toes: most are flat-heeled, with thong- or simple T-straps in candy-colored leather; and many are embellished with jewels, beading, chain links, or tortoiseshell buckles (our favorite features a slinky gold lizard that seems to climb up the instep). If you don’t see your size or favorite color on display, never fear: staffers can have a pair custom made and sent to you within a few weeks.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.