Christian Louboutin, Rue de Grenelle
Located on a street that’s considered prime territory for hunting down kitten heels, stilettos, and wedges, Louboutin offers leopard-print pumps that are prey truly worth stalking. Not only are the red-soled heels beautifully crafted and flattering, somehow the designer’s creations manage to be comfortable, too. With shoes lovingly presented on illuminated shelves, Louboutin’s Left Bank boutique looks more like an art installation than a shop. If you can’t find your dream shoes on these shelves, try the new bespoke service (available only in the other Louboutin store in Paris, in the 1st Arrondissement).
Insider Tip: If you are visiting Paris during the sale seasons (mid-January or the third week in July), it is well worth lining up outside the shop first thing in the morning for the designer bargains.
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