Get Your Louboutins, In Mumbai

Never heard of Christian Louboutin? Congratulations you’ve been safely able to drown out the excited shrieks of the women in your life.

The French shoe designer is best known for his signature red-soled, sky high heels that have become the female footwear equivalent of a Masserati: they’re exclusive, turn heads and are often red. While his ardent female following – many of whom could go without food or shelter, as long as they are tottering high above less moneyed mortals in his death-defying stilettos - is the reason for his success, in recent time he has turned his attention to gents. British singer Mika asked him to design his shoes for a music tour and the designer displayed the left over pairs in his store only to find they flew off the rack. Since then almost every store has a dedicated men shoes section– including the new store in Mumbai.

Spread across two floors at Horniman Circle (with the top floor dedicated to men’s shoes) the new store comes close on heels of its foray into India last year with a boutique at the DLF Emporio, New Delhi. On display is the Spring/Summer 2013 collection consisting of boots, sneakers, boats shoes, sandals and formal shoes that prove that men’s fashion can be just as fun and daring (think neon colours, gold spikes and embroidery).

Also available is a bespoke service where you can get almost anything put on your kicks. Want a tattoo but love your skin too much? Get it on your shoe.

Shoes start from Rs. 50, 000 SIR H C Dinshaw Bldg, Horniman Circle, Mumbai 400023

-Megha Shah

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