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How much would you pay for a pair of Christian Louboutin’s Pigalles?

Pigalle Strass Christian Louboutin

We’ve often covered Christian Louboutin’s iconic Pigalle pump on this website. The low-cut high-heeled pump is a classic, so much so that in 2010 Louboutin described it as “the design that encapsulates my career.” The shoe has long been available in its original form of black with a red sole, and that version retails for…

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Iriza d’Orsay Pumps from Christian Louboutin’s Fall / Winter 2013 collection

leopard pumps Christian Louboutin

Red sole maestro Christian Louboutin’s Fall / Winter 2013 collection is now available for purchase on the designer’s website. As usual there’s a mix of new heels and new takes on favourite shapes, with shoes ranging from classical to downright bizarre. My pick of the bunch are the Iriza d’Orsay pumps in leopard printed pony.…

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Saks Fifth Avenue expands its Christian Louboutin offerings

Gold Christian Louboutins

Saks Fifth Avenue is one of the best places on the internet to buy Christian Louboutin’s red soled shoes, but New York’s Louboutin-lovers will welcome the latest news from the fashion behemoth’s bricks and mortar store. Saks has announced that it will shortly add to its red soled retail paradise by opening a Christian Louboutin shop-within-a-shop…

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Christian Louboutin’s ultimate toe cleavage slingbacks

Christian Louboutin slingback

When I saw these new slingbacks from Christian Louboutin, one thing came immediately to mind: toe cleavage! Nobody does toe cleavage like Louboutin, and these high heels reveal just about as much of it as any of the Master’s shoes. Not that Christian Louboutin doesn’t know what he’s doing and why. Louboutin’s shoes are almost…

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Introducing Christian Louboutin’s collection for spring 2013

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This year Christian Louboutin has been drip-feeding his Spring collection piece by piece through his e-boutique, rather than release the whole collection at once. Plenty of nice pieces have surfaced though, including this Kimpa 5 inch python sandal which is available from Christian Louboutin for $1,495. The advertising campaign to accompany the collection uses a fishing theme,…

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Is pregnant Kim Kardashian giving up her over the knee boots?

Kim Kardashian Christian Louboutin knee high boots

Only 10 months ago, Kim Kardashian posted a picture of herself in “full on beast mode,” on all fours on a white couch wearing black over the knee boots and not terribly much else.  Now it seems that at least one pair of her designer FMBs is for sale. The star has put this pair…

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Free shoe exhibition for the high heel obsessed

Manolo Blahnik d'Orsay

Over the past decade, stiletto heels have soared to new heights —and so have their prices. High-heeled shoes—the fashion shoes of the 21st century—have become so tall that even a 4-inch heel is considered “low.” Neither height nor price seems to deter consumers, and today the average American woman has approximately 20 pairs of shoes -…

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Neoprene ankle boots: first Christian Louboutin, now Pierre Hardy

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These color-blocked designer booties look a touch like high heeled sneakers, but you probably wouldn’t want to go jogging up the street in a pair. They’re Pierre Hardy’s new lace-up ankle boots, made of neoprene – the same kind of flexible rubber used in wetsuits. In purple, turquoise and beige, with a 5 inch heel…

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Christian Louboutin’s red soles are a valid and enforceable trademark

Christian Louboutin has a valid and enforceable trademark in his red soles, so the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has found this week. After hearing argument in an appeal filed by Louboutin in his litigation against Yves Saint Laurent, Circuit Judges Cabranes, Straub and Livingston reversed an earlier decision of the District Court…

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