The legendary French designer, known for his red-soled creations, opened his first NYC men’s shop around the corner from the women’s flagship. The loft space sits just under the High Line and features decor that fuses the industrial character of the neighborhood with the brand’s rich aesthetic. Skylights salvaged from the Park Avenue Armory hang from the ceiling, and floors are lined with Louboutin-red carpets. You’ll find decadent yet street-easy footwear ($495–$2,995), including spiked leather sneakers ($1,095–$1,395) and velour steel-toed loafers ($1,150). The eclectic boutique also carries a new line of masculine handbags ($1,895–$3,695) that includes studded wool-flannel backpacks ($1,895). If that’s not enough to lure you in, the back of the space boasts a shoe-tattoo parlor, where you can get your new pair of kicks inscribed with your favorite ink.
|Venue name:||Christian Louboutin||Contact:|
808 Washington St
|Cross street:||between Gansevoort and Horatio Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|