Christian Louboutin : biography
Louboutin has topped the Luxury Institute’s annual Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) for three years; the brand’s offerings were declared the Most Prestigious Women’s Shoes in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
The list of distributors and location of the stores can be found on the Christian Louboutin Web site.
In the spring of 2012,the company opened its first men’s store in New York City, boasting over 1,000 square feet of space and conveniently located next to its existing Horatio Street store. From previous experience in his Paris Store, Louboutin claimed that women feel uncomfortable when men stare at them while they try on shoes, hence the separate stores.
The first Louboutin Men’s Boutique, Christian Louboutin Boutique Homme on Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris, opened in the summer of 2012.
|Country||# of Stores||City/Cities||Exact Location|
|France||4||Paris (4)||Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau (2), Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, Rue de Grenelle|
|United States of America||10||New York City (3), Las Vegas (2), Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, Dallas, Miami, Chicago||Washington Street, Madison Avenue and Horatio Street in New York City, Caesars Palace and The Palazzo, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills in Los Angeles and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Highland Park Village in Dallas, Design District in Miami, Oak Street in Chicago|
|United Kingdom||3||London (3)||Motcomb Street (Original), Mount Street, Dover Street (Men’s)|
|United Arab Emirates||2||Dubai (2)||Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall|
|Kuwait||1||Kuwait City||Salhiya Complex|
|Vietnam||1||Ho Chi Minh City||Dong Khoi Street|
|Bahrain||1||Manama||City Center Manama|
|Russia||4||Moscow (3), Saint Petersburg||Malaya Bronnaya Street (the original), Petrovka Street, Stoleshnikov Lane, Bolshaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa|
|Saudi Arabia||2||Riyadh, Jeddah||Kingdom Centre-Riyadh, Al Khayyat Center-Jeddah|
|Singapore||1||Singapore City||Ngee Ann City|
|Brazil||2||Brasília, São Paulo||Iguatemi São Paulo, Iguatemi Brasília,|
|China||6||Hong Kong (3), Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang||On Lan Street, Hong Kong; The Gateway, Hong Kong, Canton Road; Shanghai Centre, Sanlitun Road, Shenhe District|
|Japan||4||Tokyo (2), Nagoya, Osaka||Ginza District in Tokyo, Shinsaibashi, Osaka|
|Spain||1||Madrid||Calle Claudio Coello|
|Switzerland||2||Geneva, Zurich||Rue Du Rhone, Wühre 7|
|India||2||New Delhi, Mumbai||Emporio Mall, Horniman Circle Gardens|
|Turkey||2||Istanbul||Abdi İpekçi Street, İstinye Park|
|Italy||1||Rome||Piazza San Lorenzo|
|Monaco||1||Monaco||Avenue de Grande Bretagne|
Christian Louboutin Miami is located on 40th Street in the Design District of Miami, Florida. Louboutin chose to open a store in Miami because of the mix of businesses and the small urban scale, and because of his obvious following there. During Miami Basel art fair when the store opened in 2009, he said, "You don’t get this with Europeans—but Americans actually come into my office in Paris to meet me, and a lot of those people are from Miami." The boutique stocks Louboutin’s most colorful, strappy, precarious styles, on account of the subtropical climate and the fact that, Louboutin says, "people barely walk in the street."