Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Louboutin's 20th Anniversary


The French shoemaker opened his first boutique in France on November 21, 1991

Red, Patent Louboutin's, Fabulous!  La Belle Paris!
Photo Credit:  PreteMoiParis/flickr

Louboutin says, "My goal is to add music and movement to the way a woman walks"
I don't own a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, nor have I knowingly seen a pair up close or on anyone's feet.  But every time, I read about fashion, watch fashion television or watch a red carpet event on television, they mention Louboutin's as they are affectionately called.  If you want to treat yourself for a special occasion, these are the shoes to buy.  My anniversary/birthday greetings are a bit late but it's never too late to talk about shoes.  I don't think there is a woman out there who doesn't agree with that statement. 

Louboutin's are known for their red outsole--which the designer refers to as red lipstick for the pumps. So, if you see someone, particularly celebrities wearing shoes with a red outsole you know they are wearing Louboutin's.  Smart man, Christian Louboutin, this is great advertising!  According to British Vogue, Christian Louboutin is in a RED SOLE FIGHT with Yves Saint Laurent who he says copied his signature red soles.  Do you think that a designer can own the rights to a red soled shoe?  Comment below.

Like all fabulous designer items, watch out for counterfeiters.  Louboutin sells online only on these web addresses:  www.christianlouboutin.fr and www.christianlouboutin.com.  Here is a webpage from the Louboutin site that can be used to find Christian Louboutin shoes in your country (click the link).

I can't find a price online--not a good sign.  Can anyone who has a pair or knows the price range for Louboutin's please comment below.

In Toronto, Ontario, Canada Louboutin's can be purchased at David's on 66 Bloor Street West and at the Yorkdale Shopping Center. As well as at Holt Renfrew on 50 Bloor Street West, 3401 Dufferin Street and at Sherway Gardens (25 The West Mall).

In New York City you can buy them at Christian Louboutin Madison (965 Madison Ave.); Christian Louboutin Horatio (59 Horatio Street); Barneys New York (660 Madison Ave. and 61th Street); Bergdoorf Goodman (754 Fifth Avenue); Jeffrey (449 West 14th Street); and Saks Fifth Avenue (611 Fifth Avenue).

Oh, and by the way, Christian Louboutin likes to make his shoes sky high with platform fronts.  Although he does have a line of flats and just "high" shoes.

Christian Louboutin Flats
Photo Credit:  PreteMoiParis/flickr

Very High Platform Christian Louboutin, Paris Shoes
How do people walk in these?
Photo Credit:  PreteMoiParis/flickr

Wedding Louboutin's
Photo Credit:  Kristaguenin/flickr

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