The famous red-soled shoes of Christian Louboutin can be found at its flagship store on Mount Street. One of the earliest fashion arrivals to this Mayfair neighbourhood, it opened its doors in 2008 because, as Louboutin himself put it “in such a pretty street, I want to have my prettiest shoes”. Across three rooms you’ll find the latest collections including pumps, sneakers, boots and, of course, sky-high stiletto heels. The store contains both the women’s and men’s ranges as well as handbags. A secret library offers a private space for personal shopping appointments. They also offer you the opportunity to design your very own bespoke pair of Louboutins, perfect for brides-to-be or those looking for a very special gift.
Christian Louboutin founded his shoe brand in Paris in 1991 having designed shoes for some of the most famous luxury brands in France. He quickly developed a celebrity following and helped make the stiletto heel popular again in the 90s and 00s. His trademark red-sole design, a moment of ingenuity that he first created borrowing his assistant’s red nail polish, have been seen on the most famous names on the planet including Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna.
A tribute to the red soles can be found at the Mount Street flagship in the bold carpet, created in the exact matching shade. Complete with luxe furnishings and mirror-laden walls, Louboutin has rolled out the red carpet for their customers to try on some of the most luxurious shoes in the world.