Bellini was founded in 1959 in Florence Italy. The brand really became a major player in the early 1980's. The original shoe ideas are sketched by two designers from Spain directed by the US based head of development. Both have won European design awards and have been affiliated with Bellini for more than 40 years. Today the shoes are made in China and the production is overseen by an Italian technician. The technician is in the "hall of fame" for Italian shoe designers and technicians. He has worked for some of the biggest names in Italy such as Sergio Rossi and Bruno Magli. Bellini is about comfortable fashion at a price point. Most of the shoes come in M's & W's up to size 13. Historically, Bellini has been a leader in the shoe industry. The original CEO was credited with a plaque by the Prime Minister of Italy for teaching the Italians how to mass produce shoes. Bellini was one of the first producers of shoes from Brazil. Bellini is a life style line for the career woman. If "she" wants fashion, comfort, & affordable pricing, then Bellini should fit her life style. "From morning to night, Bellini is designed to fit the career customers' needs"