They need to use better fabrics if they're going to charge so much. They use low quality leather and don't use the best insoles. The leather breaks down wayyyy to easily for the price. I would recommend only buying these shoes on sale. I have a pair of flat boots from them and payed only 19.99. In my opinion they are prob. worth about 30-40 dollars.
Dolce Vita shoes aren't always the same price because they are sold in different stores like UO, Dillards, and Nordstrom. But UO tends to overprice things a lot so I guess buying it at Nordstrom or Dillards will let you take less money of your wallet :]
I bought a pair on sale at Bloomingdale's a while back and it may have cost less than the sale at UO due to the constant mark-downs at the right times.
Overall, this pair is not the best option if you petite since the slouchiness takes away from the look of long lines. It's comfortable though one has to get used to the weight of the boot. And It's very cute for certain body types only since otherwise, the loose shaft may look out of place.
Not worth the original 200 dollars and anything considerably less the 100 (and it works with your look) is worth it!
I ordered these from Urban Outfitters. Contrary to negative reviews I've read about these boots, I am actually satisfied with what I got for the price I paid. There were complaints about how the shaft was loose fitting or slouchy. These boots have no zipper, they slip on and I must admit that ... "(review continued on my blog)":http://stealingbeaut29.blogspot.com/