Founded in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 2001, Dolce Vita is the vision of shoemakers Nick Lucio and Van Lamprou. Dolce Vita designs effortlessly cool, playful-yet-sophisticated shoes that are equally home at work and at play. The brand quickly became known for eye-catching, on trend designs and took its place as a beloved staple in wardrobes all over.
In 2006, the popularity and demand for the brand inspired a sister line, DV by Dolce Vita, created to share the Dolce Vita aesthetic with a larger audience. In 2010, Dolce Vita took its long-awaited foray into menswear with the introduction of J.D. Fisk. The DV8 collection launched in 2011 creating must-have trend items for fashionable young adult shoppers.
The Dolce Vita design studio and showroom is housed across an entire floor in NYC’s historic Puck Building, located in the heart of SoHo. In addition to its NYC headquarters, Dolce Vita makes its West Coast home in Downtown Seattle in the iconic Smith Tower.