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Christian Louboutin

French, b. 1963

The iconic red-soled shoes by Christian Louboutin (b. 1963) have made it onto almost every red carpet since the French designer opened his first boutique in Paris in 1992. His fantastical heels have gained attention and praise for their provocative heights and arching shapes, leading the designer to be nicknamed the “King of Stilettos.”

Since childhood, Louboutin was artistic; he began sketching shoes at the age of 10 and later studied drawing at the Académie d’Art Roederer. However, it was the regular visits to the Musée national des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, then in the Palais de la Porte Dorée, that inspired his interest in women’s shoes. Growing up in the Paris neighborhood of the museum, he regularly spent weekends there and became fascinated by a sign asking women not to wear heels on account of the antique wooden floors. The severe arch of the heel on the sign and the violent red slash through it inspired him to think about shoes as something that could be dangerous and powerful in their allure. As he has said, “I wanted to create something that broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered.”

Breaking rules came naturally to Louboutin, who dropped out of school at the age of 16 and traveled to Egypt and India. When he returned to Paris in 1981, he had his mind set on shoe design and was hired by French fashion designer Charles Jourdan whose women’s shoe designs had been popular amongst the Paris elite since 1919. Louboutin later worked as a freelancer for such fashion houses as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Roger Vivier.

When he went out on his own and opened his first boutique in the Galerie Véro-Dodat covered passage, Princess Caroline of Monaco became his first famous client. The now-revered red sole emerged with his third collection, when Louboutin noticed an assistant painting her nails bright red. He tried applying the polish to a sole and was enamored with the results. Soon, his glossy, red-bottomed heels were all the rage in the fashion world.

Today, Louboutin sells his wares in department stores and over 50 Louboutin boutiques across the world. Beyond shoes, he has also expanded into accessories, beauty lines and handbags, launching the Passage collection of bags in 2014, inspired by the location of his first boutique. Conceptual pieces like his 2007 “Pumps,” now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, have taken his stilettos to the extreme with a ballet-like en pointe silhouette balanced on a spiked heel. Louboutin is a go-to designer for celebrities, including Blake Lively, Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez (who has a song about the famed shoes), among hundreds of others. In February 2020, a retrospective of his career opened in the Palais de la Porte Dorée where it all began.

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Designer: Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin "Paloma" handbag size Unica
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
"Paloma" handbag Leather Black color Animalier pattern on sides Golden metal buckle Two handles Can be carried crossbody Triple internal compartment divided by 2 zip pockets Red leat...
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Silver Crystal Embellished Leather Marie Jane Bucket Bag
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Dior Boutique by John Galliano Black Sheer Lace Midi Dress L
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Step into timeless elegance with this Dior black lace dress. Meticulously crafted, it embodies grace and sophistication, making it the perfect ch...
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Burgundy Crocodile Leather Louis High Top Sneakers Size 46
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Step into fashion-forward luxury with these designer sneakers. These premium kicks offer a harmonious blend of style and comfort, perfect for those who demand sophistication in every...
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Rare Knee High Christian Louboutin Black Leather Boots
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Kingston, NY
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Black Leather Knee High Buckle Platform Boots 100% Authentic 37 IT black and silver leather and metal Leather lining Padded Insole Almond toe Self-covered he...
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Late 20th Century Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Suede Crystal Embellished Very Riche Peep Toe Pumps Size 36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exuding feminity and elegance, these pumps feature a chic silhouette with an attractive design. You can wear these pumps for a stylish look. Includes: Original Box
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Décolleté "So Kate" 37, 5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Iconic So Kate pointed pumps Leather incrusted with crystals Leopard fancy Heel height cm 12 (4,72 inches) With dustbag Original price € 2000 Worldwide expres...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black Suede Dandelion Strass Smoking Slippers Size 41
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a fashionable entrance in these cool slippers from Christian Louboutin. They have been meticulously crafted from suede and have a striking black exterior decorated with strass e...
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Crystal Embellished Suede Daffodile Platform Pumps Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Take your love for Louboutins to new heights by adding this gorgeous pair to your collection. The pumps simply speak high fashion in every stitch and curve. The exteriors come made f...
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Décolleté "So Kate" size 37 1/2
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Iconic So Kate pointed pumps Leather incrusted with crystals Leopard fancy Heel height cm 12 (472 inches) With dustbag Original price euro 2000
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Crystal Embellished Suede Daffodile Platform Pumps Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Take your love for Louboutins to new heights by adding this gorgeous pair to your collection. The pumps simply speak high fashion in every stitch and curve. The exteriors come made f...
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Beige Croc Embossed Leather Bianca Platform Pumps Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A classic to add to one's shoe collection is this pair. These Christian Louboutin beauties are covered in croc-embossed leather and styled with platforms, 13 cm heels, and the signat...
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Beige Croc Embossed Leather Bianca Platform Pumps Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A classic to add to one's shoe collection is this pair. These Christian Louboutin beauties are covered in croc-embossed leather and styled with platforms, 13 cm heels, and the signat...
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2010s Italian Christian Louboutin

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN pink suede SO KATE Pumps Shoes 38.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Louboutin So Kate pointed-toe pumps in light pink suede. Brand new. Show a soft discoloration on the tip, on the side and on the heel. Measurements Imprint...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Gold Lurex Fabric Crystal Ankle Strap Sandals Size 38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in a smart manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black Suede Embellished Ballet Flats Size 35.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These ballet flats from the House of Christian Louboutin are defined by their exceptional creativity and distinct style. Perfectly crafted using black suede on the upper, they flaunt...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black Leather and Mesh Miss Mix Ballet Flats Size 39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Known for its expertise in high-end footwear and exquisite designs, the House of Christian presents these gorgeous Miss Mix ballet flats. These flats are crafted with black leather a...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin White Leather Louis Junior Sneakers Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give your outfit a chic update with this pair of designer sneakers. The creation is sewn perfectly to help you make a statement in them for a long time.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Navy Blue Velvet and Leather Tassilo Spike Loafers Size 42.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
To perfectly complement your attires, we bring you this pair of loafers that speak nothing but style. The shoes have been crafted with skill and are designed to be easy to slip on. T...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Multicolor Patent Leather Monono Flat Loafers Size 36.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Practical, fashionable, and durable—these designer loafers are carefully built to be fine companions to your everyday style. They come made using the best materials to be a prized ...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black Leather Spikes High Top Sneakers Size 42
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add a statement appeal to your outfit with these sneakers. Made from premium materials, they feature lace-up vamps and relaxing footbeds. The durable sole of this pair aims to provid...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Two Tone Leopard Print Calf Hair Louis Sneakers Size 42
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Feel great in your casual wear every time you step out in these sneakers from Christian Louboutin. They have been crafted from calf hair and styled as a high top with an exterior det...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Gold & Red Christian Louboutin Studded Patent Wallet
By Christian Louboutin
Located in New York, NY
Gold and red studded patent zip wallet by Christian Louboutin. Top zip closure. 3.75" height, 1" width, 5" length.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Christian Louboutin

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Veau Velours black suede beaded embellished flats EU35.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Veau Velours black suede beaded embellished flats EU35.5 Reference: YIKK/A00157 Brand: Christian Louboutin Model: Veau Velours Material: Suede Color: Black Patter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Christian Louboutin

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Sweet Charity Make Up embellishments crossbody clutch bag
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
rare CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Sweet Charity Make Up embellishments beige crossbody clutch bag Reference: TGAS/D01142 Brand: Christian Louboutin Model: Sweet Charity Material: Leather, Fab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Degrastrass 100 clear pvc crystal embellished pump EU35
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Degrastrass 100 clear pvc crystal embellished pump EU35 Reference: YIKK/A00153 Brand: Christian Louboutin Model: Degrastrass 100 Material: PVC, Leather Color: Sil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Beige Cork Yolanda Spike Pumps Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These spike pumps from Christian Louboutin are meant to be a loved choice. Wonderfully crafted and balanced on sleek heels, the pumps will lift your feet in a stunning silhouette.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Dark Grey Glitter Lady Peep Toe Platform Pumps Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complement your well-put-together outfit with these authentic designer shoes. Timeless and classy, they have an amazing construction for enduring quality and comfortable fit.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Red Fabric Wedge Espadrille Ankle Wrap Sandals Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Comfort and style go hand in hand with these splendid sandals from Christian Louboutin. The red sandals are crafted from fabric and feature round toes with an elegant bow detailing o...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black Patent Leather Strappy Wedge Sandals Size 39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals embody the perfect blend of edgy and timeless style. Crafted from quality materials, these shoes will offer you the perfect height for a sophisticated look.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black/Gold Leather and Suede Ankle Strap Sandals Size 38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will offer you both luxury and comfort. Made from quality materials, they come in a versatile shade and are equipped with comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Red Patent Bilbao 120 Wedge Espadrilles Sandals Size 40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in a luxe manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Burgundy/Grey Leather and Suede Maggie Pumps Size 40.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
To give you an extraordinary experience, Christian Louboutin brings you this pair of Maggie pumps that will elongate your feet and give you confidence in every step. They are made fr...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black/Pink Lace and Satin Fifi Pumps Size 39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Pink Leather Panettone Continental Wallet
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
When you're not admiring the beauty of Louboutin heels, you've got to get your hands on this stunner of a wallet that is anything but ordinary! This pink wallet is crafted from leath...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Beige/Black Leopard Print Calfhir Bow Flap Clutch
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Functional and fashionable, this clutch is a classy styling choice. It is crafted from quality materials, and its lined interior will keep your evening essentials in a neat way.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Purple Suede Rodita Sandals Size 36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Red Suede Peep Toe Platform Sandals Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Brown/Gold Braided Leather & Suede Espadrille Wedge Size 35
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Wonderfully-crafted shoes added with notable elements to fit well and pair perfectly with all your plans. Make these Christian Louboutin wedge sandals ...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Metallic Leather Ankle Strap Peep Toe Sandals Size 37.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Wonderfully crafted shoes added with notable elements to fit well and pair perfectly with all your plans. Make these Christian Louboutin sandals yours today!
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black Patent Leather and PVC Aqua Ronda Sandals Size 36.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals are chic and constructed with care for a great fit. Crafted from quality materials, they are durable, easy to style, and fabulous, with comfortable interiors, artful de...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black Leather You Love Espadrille Slingback Sandals Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Whether you're into high style, comfort, or both, these lovely Christian Louboutin wedges will never disappoint. They feature a chic silhouette and an ...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Pink/Metallic Bronze Suede and Leather Strap Sandals Size37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Beige Pleated Leather D'orsay Open Toe Sandals Size 39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Pretty sandals like these will certainly elevate your attire. Designed using quality materials, these sandals are set on tall heels and feature a chic style. Add them to your collect...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Purple/Black Zigounette Slingback Sandals
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Elevate your ensemble with these Christian Louboutin heels for women. Meticulously crafted, these exquisite heels combine luxury and comfort, creating a statement pair that's both fa...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Dark Green Patent Leather Open Belt Peep Toe Pumps Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exhibit an elegant style with this pair of pumps. These elegant shoes are crafted from quality materials. They are set on durable soles and sleek heels.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Two Tone Animal Print Patent Leather Pumps Size 38.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a chic style statement with these designer pumps. They showcase sturdy heels and durable soles, perfect for your fashionable outings!
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Choco Brown/Beige Suede T Strap Ankle Strap Sandals Size 39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This pair of designer sandals delivers sophistication. The shoes come crafted by the best to grant you the fit you desire.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Cream Leather Oxfords Size 40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These oxfords are designed from the finest material featuring an elegant look, sturdy soles, and lace-ups on the vamps. Team these shoes with tailored pants and a blazer for a smart ...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Metallic Leather New Simple Pumps Size 37.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The 11.5cm heels and platforms of this pair of Christian Louboutin pumps will add a classic update to your ensemble. Created from metallic leather, its signature red-lacquered soles ...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Beige Laser Cut Patent Leather Suellena Pumps Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complement your well-put-together outfit with these authentic designer shoes. Timeless and classy, they have an amazing construction for enduring quality and comfortable fit.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Dark Burgundy Patent Leather Altadama Peep Toe Pumps
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Curvaceous arches, a feminine appeal, and a well-built structure define this set of designer pumps. Coming with comfortable insoles and sleek heels, style them with your favorite out...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Brown Leather Peep Toe Platform Slingback Sandals Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they flaunt a classy display, comfortable insoles & durable heels.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Purple Leather Nicole Caged Ankle Strap Sandals Size 36.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Gold Glitter Peep Toe T-Bar Ankle Strap Sandals Size 39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Made into a chic silhouette, these sandals from Christian Louboutin add a luxe edge to your feet flawlessly. They are crafted using light gold glitter on the exterior. They have peep...
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black/Blue Leather And Denim Pyraclou Platform Sandals
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Pink Satin Open Toe Platform Slingback Sandals Size 39.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Black Laser Cut Leather Escriminette Sandals Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will offer you both luxury and comfort. Made from quality materials, they come in a versatile shade and are equipped with comfortable insoles.
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2010s Christian Louboutin

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Find an extraordinary range of authentic Christian Louboutin fashion available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Prada, Valentino, and Moschino appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Christian Louboutin fashion from top boutiques around the world. Christian Louboutin fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $439 and tops out at $3,107, while the average work can sell for $663.
Questions About Christian Louboutin
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    No, Louboutins are not from Louis Vuitton. The French luxury fashion house Christian Louboutin produces the pumps with the iconic red bottoms. Designer Christian Louboutin founded the brand in 1992. Louis Vuitton is a separate fashion house based in Paris, France. Designer Louis Vuitton established the luxury brand in 1854. Find a range of Christian Louboutin shoes and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Yes, Christian Louboutin is a luxury brand. The iconic red-soled shoes by Christian Louboutin (b. 1963) have made it onto almost every red carpet since the French designer opened his first boutique in Paris in 1992. His fantastical heels have gained attention and praise for their provocative heights and arching shapes, leading the designer to be nicknamed the “King of Stilettos.” Shop a range of Christian Louboutin pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Yes, Christian Louboutin does men's shoes. Oxfords, loafers and boots are some of the styles featured in the luxury fashion house's men's line. Find an assortment of Christian Louboutin shoes on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    No, Christian Louboutins generally do not run small. The luxury fashion house states that it aims for true-to-size sizing but explains that each person's foot is unique. As a result, Christian Louboutin recommends that you measure your foot and compare it to its official size chart prior to purchasing a pair of shoes. Explore a collection of Christian Louboutin pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, Christian Louboutin does have sales. The French luxury brand offers sales on select pieces at both its online stores and brick-and-mortar boutiques at different times throughout the year. Authorized online and brick-and-mortar retailers may also discount select styles or offer promotions at various times, such as for Black Friday or at the end of the season. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of Christian Louboutin shoes and accessories.

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