About - Story: How It All Began

M.Gemi is named after one of our founding members, Maria Gangemi, a longtime devotee of Italian craftsmanship and artistry. Growing up in Sicily, Maria developed strong relationships and learned the luxury footwear trade from the best in the business. Her passion, knowledge, and experience come through in everything we make.

She recalls a time in Italy, not long ago, when she would wander the cobblestone streets and routinely discover goods created with the most exacting attention to design and quality. Each week, boutiques would display new, limited-edition shoes handmade by neighboring shoemakers, just a few doors down the street. They were always fresh, always rare, and always reasonably priced.

That same sense of uniqueness and discovery inspired us to create M.Gemi. With roots in Florence, we've partnered with the top family-owned factories, whose skills have been passed on generation after generation, to produce both timeless and on-trend shoes that are uncompromised in their construction. We are proud to sell our products directly to clients at prices unseen in the traditional luxury category, while maintaining the same level of service, quality and design they’ve come to expect.