These Boots Were Made For Gawking.
(click image to better examine the boot of Queens)
Otto Tootsi Plohound on Lafayette St. is boot Elysium. Me, I prefer John Fluevog for my cooler-than-you boot purchases. But I have procured one pair of exquisite Italian dress shoes from Tootsi, which I wear about once a year. No matter. They are in my closet, which—right ladies?—is ALL THAT COUNTS.
This particular butterfly- and bird- and flower- and plant- and lightning bolt-adorned boot has occupied a window display position of power in the store, off and on, for the last few years. By DSquared, they originally cost $1,200. But the display pair is the last of the stock and is available for $400. Alas, they were a bit snug on me (yes, I tried them on). Plus, I'm nowhere near fierce-Queen enough to pull off wearing them—but maybe you are? related: élégance—30 mannequins legs, one insane store; Weber's—The Great Wall of New York; Zamir—tiny Barbie® furs.