It’s getting harder and harder to find runway-worthy shoes at reasonable prices. Four figures seems to be the norm these days, but I refuse to give in to the ridiculousness. Fortunately, Gianvito Rossi is making shoes I want at a (relatively) reasonable price. These suede beauties with their slender heels and flattering cut make my legs look thin and elegant, and their minimalist shape is super-sexy. The best part? I’ll be able to wear them year-round: in the winter with black tights; in the summer, with bare legs and a white sleeveless dress. Now that is a good investment.

$635 at Barneys, 15 E. Oak St., 312-587-1700; or