Christian Louboutin is a French designer of luxury shoes and handbags for women, and has boutiques in 43 countries. He is best known for first using red soles on all of his shoes, which spurred many competitors to do the same. Because of the limited number of locations that carry them, Christian Louboutin accessories are very much in demand, especially in the United States. Although expensive and sometimes difficult to locate, Christian Louboutin shoes are very well constructed shoes that will last for years, as well as be the envy of all of your friends.
Buy the shoes at a Christian Louboutin boutique. There are only five boutiques located in the United States. They are located in the following cityies: Costa Mesa, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Hollywood, California; and New York City.
Boutiques outside the United States are listed at christianlouboutin.com.
Buy the shoes at a Christian Louboutin authorized online seller. Christian Louboutin does not sell shoes from its website, and the company has only four approved websites: My Theresa (www.mytheresa.com), Net a Porter (www.netaporter.com), Neiman Direct ( www.neimanmarcus.com) and Saks Direct (www.saks.com).
Go to an approved retailer for Christian Louboutin shoes. In the United States, the major retailers that carry Christian Louboutin are Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney's New York, Bob Ellis, Coplon's, Nordstrom and Stanley Korshak. For a complete list of U.S. and international stores, see the link in the Resources section.
Try to visit a store to try on the shoes if possible. If you are used to buying cheaper shoes, you should know that high-quality leather shoes fit a bit differently. They will stretch as you wear them, so if they are slightly tight at first, that is normal. However, the shoes should not be painful to wear.
Buyers must be very careful when purchasing items that claim to be Christian Louboutin originals, as there are many counterfeit products being sold in the marketplace.