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Christian Louboutin For Barney's Cate "Trash" Shoes Collectors NEW
By Christian Louboutin
Located in New York, NY
Christian Louboutin Cate Trash Heels The neat thing about the louboutin Cate trash heels is that no two pairs are identical and they are all individually unique. Each shoe is uniqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

Christian Louboutin Shoe Python Graffiti Pigalle 115mm 35 / 5 New
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic signature Christian Louboutin stunning Graffiti 'Pigalle' python stiletto pump. Blue and black painted over gray Python. Signature red sole. New or Never Worn. ...
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2010s Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Zazou leopard print calfksin point toe laced brogue EU36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Zazou leopard print calfksin point toe laced brogue EU36 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Zazou brogue. Brown leopard spot print. Calf hair leather upper. Black grosgrain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

Christian Louboutin NEW & SOLD OUT Black Patent Leather High Heels Pumps in Box
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Chicago, IL
Size IT 35.5 Patent leather Made in Italy Heel height 5" Includes original Christian Louboutin box and dust bag Brand new - Never worn
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoes

Christian Louboutin Metallic Blue Leather New Very Platform Pumps Size 35.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The New Very Prive pumps from Christian Louboutin are sure to add some class to your outfits with their audacious line. Made of metallic blue leather, they raise the foot on conceale...
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2010s Heels

Christian Louboutin Patent Leather New Prive Pumps Size 38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This red pair of Christian Louboutin pumps is a timeless classic. Step out in style while flaunting these patent leather shoes, ideal for all occasions. They feature peep toes, platf...
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2010s High Heels

Christian Louboutin Nude Beige Patent Leather New Peep Toe Platform Pumps 37.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The New Very Prive pumps from Christian Louboutin are sure to add some class to your outfits with their audacious line. Made of beige patent leather, they raise the foot on concealed...
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2010s Heels

Christian Louboutin Blue Patent Leather New Very Prive Heel Pumps Size 40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This pair of Christian Louboutin pumps is a timeless classic. Step out in style while flaunting these blue-hued patent leather shoes, ideal for all occasions. They feature peep toes,...
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2010s Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN black leather white wooden sole derby loafer EU39.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN black leather white wooden sole derby loafer EU39.5 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Derby loafer Material: Leathe...
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2010s Brogues

new CHRISIAN LOUBOUTIN brown tribal leather feather wraparound bellet flats EU38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISIAN LOUBOUTIN brown tribal leather feather wraparound bellet flats EU38 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Flats Material: Leather ...
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2010s Brogues

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Hilconico 85 gold geometric jacquard ankle bootie EU36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Hilconico 85 gold geometric jacquard ankle bootie EU36 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Hilconico 85 Material: Fab...
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2010s Boots

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN New Simple nude patent round toe platform pump EU36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN New Simple nude patent round toe platform pump EU36 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: New Simple Material: Patent l...
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2010s High Heels

Christian Louboutin Green/Pink Satin New Prive Peep Toe Pumps Size 39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Christian Louboutin's New Prive pumps exude a timeless and sophisticated appeal that works well with formal and casual outfits. Crafted from smooth satin in dual shades, they feature...
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2010s Heels

Christian Louboutin Nude Beige Patent Leather New Very Prive Pumps Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This pair of New Very Prive pumps by Christian Louboutin is a timeless classic. Step out in style while flaunting these nude beige patent leather shoes, ideal for all occasions. They...
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2010s Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Botty Double 100 blue pink colorblocked suede booty EU39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Botty Double 100 blue pink colorblocked suede booty EU39 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Botty Double 100 Materia...
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2010s Boots

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Yannick Flat black suede spike stud creeper boots EU42
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Yannick Flat black suede spike stud creeper boots EU42 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Collection: AW18 Model Name / Style: Yannick M...
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2010s Boots

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Marychal 100 black suede gold military trim bootie EU38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Marychal 100 black suede gold military trim bootie EU38 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Marychal 100. Black suede leather upper. Gold embroidery trimming at opening. Gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Boots

Christian Louboutin Multicolor Metallic Glitter New Simple Pumps Size 38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Create a glamorous appeal by flaunting this pair of New Simple pumps. They come covered in metallic glitter and feature platforms and 11.5 cm heels. Revamp your footwear collection b...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Cataclou embroidery studded espadrille sandals EU40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Cataclou embroidery studded espadrille sandals EU40 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Cataclou Material: Leather Co...
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2010s High Heels

Christian Louboutin New Black Patent Leather So Kate High Heels Pumps in Box
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Chicago, IL
LAST PAIR! Christian Louboutin New Black Patent Leather So Kate High Heels Pumps in Box Size IT 36.5 Patent leather Slip on Made in Italy Heel height 4.75 (120mm) Includes original ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Yannick Flat black suede spike stud creeper boots EU44
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Yannick Flat black suede spike stud creeper boots EU44 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Collection: AW18 Model Name / Style: Yannick M...
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2010s Boots

Christian Louboutin NEW Black Calfskin Crystal Top Vague Pumps sz 39.5 rt $2,995
By Christian Louboutin
Located in New York, NY
Christian Louboutin Black Calfskin Scalloped Crystal Top Vague Pumps sz 39.5 Made In: Italy Color: Black Hardware: N/A Materials: Calfskin, crystals Closure/Opening: Slide on Overal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN So Kate Booty 100 glitter multi stripe ankle boots EU36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN So Kate Booty 100 glitter multi stripe ankle boots EU36 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: So Kate Booty 100 Materia...
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2010s Boots

Christian Louboutin Beige Patent Leather New Prive Platform Pumps Size 36.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Those stylish outfits will look a lot more appealing with these bold New Prive pumps from Christian Louboutin. They have been crafted from beige patent leather into a peep-toe silhou...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Blakissima metallic silver bow t-strap sandals EU37.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Blakissima metallic silver bow t-strap sandals EU37.5 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Blakissima Material: Leath...
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2010s High Heels

Christian Louboutin NEW Nude Lace Hot Jeanbi 100 sz 39.5 rt. $895
By Christian Louboutin
Located in New York, NY
Christian Louboutin NEW Nude Lace Hot Jeanbi 100 sz 39.5 Made In: Italy Color: Nude Materials: Satin, lace Closure/Opening: Slip-on with adjustable side straps Overall Condition: N...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN So Kate 120 lipstick red laether pointy pigalle EU7
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN So Kate 120 lipstick red laether pointy pigalle EU7 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: So Kate 120 Material: Leather...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Follies Strass crystal mesh pearl bridal pumps EU41
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Follies Strass crystal mesh pearl bridal pumps EU41 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Follies Strass Material: Pate...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Kate 100 Paillette Lou silver illustration pump EU37.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Kate 100 Paillette Lou silver illustration pump EU37.5 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Kate 100 Material: Leather...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Nosy 100 begonia pink patent PVC T-strap pumps 39.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Nosy 100 begonia pink patent PVC T-strap pumps 39.5 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Nosy 100 Material: PVC Color:...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Apostrophy Sling blue suede pointy slingback heel EU39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Apostrophy Sling blue suede pointy slingback heel EU39 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Apostrophy Sling 85. Teal blue suede leather upper. Pointed toe. Elasticated sling...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Daffodile 160 genuine scaled leather platform heel EU37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Daffodile 160 genuine scaled leather platform heel EU37 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Daffodile 160 Material: L...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Solasofia 85 suede purple pointy ballerina heel EU39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Solasofia 85 suede purple pointy ballerina heel EU39 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Solasofia 85. Purple suede leather upper. Purple ribbon trimming along opening. Ribb...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mariniere 100 mutlicolor strappy python heel sandal EU35
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mariniere 100 mutlicolor strappy python heel sandal EU35 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mariniere 100. Mixed leather in multi-color. Strap sandals. Open toe. Python lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Sharpstagram 100 nude cross strap pointy pigalle EU36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Sharpstagram 100 nude cross strap pointy pigalle EU36 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Sharpstagram 100. Nude patent leather upper. Nude elasticated criss cross straps at...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Galaxister 55 strass crystal mirored heel pump EU37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Galaxister 55 strass crystal mirored heel pump EU37 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Galaxister 55 Material: Leath...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN S Padrilla 60 crystal gold stud espadrille sandal EU39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN S Padrilla 60 crystal gold stud espadrille sandal EU39 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: S Padrilla 60 Material: De...
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2010s Strap Sandals

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Gravitanita 70 blue suede star strass crystal EU37.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Gravitanita 70 blue suede star strass crystal EU37.5 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Gravitanita 70 Material: Sue...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Eletcropump black spike stud mohawk heel pump EU36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Eletcropump black spike stud mohawk heel pump EU36 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Electropump Material: Leather ...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Solasofia 85 nude leather grosgrain pointy pump EU36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Solasofia 85 nude leather grosgrain pointy pump EU36 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Solasofia 85 Material: Leath...
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2010s High Heels

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN New Simple 120 black patent leather platform stiletto EU38.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN New Simple 120 black patent leather platform stiletto EU38.5 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN New Simple 120. Black patent leather. Almond round toe. Platform sole. Slim heel...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

Christian Louboutin Beige Patent Leather New Very Prive Peep Toe Pumps Size 39.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The New Very Prive pumps from Christian Louboutin are sure to add some class to your outfits with their beauty. Made of beige patent leather, they are set on concealed platforms and ...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Lady Peep pink black paint splatter peep platform EU39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Lady Peep pink black paint splatter peep platform EU39 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Lady Peep Material: Leathe...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN green leaf print scaled leather almond toe pump EU39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN green leaf print scaled leather almond toe pump EU39 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Almond toe pumps Material: L...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Diva Cora stone embellished heart black velvet pump EU38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Diva Cora stone embellished heart black velvet pump EU38 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Diva Cora Material: Velv...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Anjaline black patent gold spike stud pigalle pump EU40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Anjaline black patent gold spike stud pigalle pump EU40 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Anjalina Material: Patent...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Jolly B metallic gold peep toe squiggly wavy heel EU37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Jolly B metallic gold peep toe squiggly wavy heel EU37 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Jolly B Material: Leather ...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Wawy Dolly 100 black patent squiggly heel pump EU37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Wawy Dolly 100 black patent squiggly heel pump EU37 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Wawy Dolly 100 Material: Pate...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Degrastrass 100 clear PVC silver strass bridal pump EU40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Degrastrass 100 clear PVC silver strass bridal pump EU40 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Degrastrass 100 Material...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN black satub strass V-camp peep toe sandals pump EU39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN black satub strass V-camp peep toe sandals pump EU39 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Strass sandals Material: Sil...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Dirditta 130 nude beige patent round toe platform EU35.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Dirditta 130 nude beige patent round toe platform EU35.5 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Dirditta 130 Material: P...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Kate 100 Paillette Lou silver scribble sequins pump EU38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Kate 100 Paillette Lou silver scribble sequins pump EU38 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Kate 100 Material: Leath...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pigalle Follies 100 Begonia pink suede pointy pump EU40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pigalle Follies 100 Begonia pink suede pointy pump EU40 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Pigalle Follies 100 Mater...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Nosy 100 begonia pink patent PVC T-strap pointy pumps 38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Nosy 100 begonia pink patent PVC T-strap pointy pumps 38 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Nosy 100 Material: PVC C...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Bianca 140 teal blue patent almond platform pumps EU36.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Bianca 140 teal blue patent almond platform pumps EU36.5 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Bianca 140. Teal blue. Patent leather. Round toe. Leather wrapped platform. Tona...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN light orange patent round toe slim heel pumps EU39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN light orange patent round toe slim heel pumps EU39 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pale orange patent leather upper. Round toe. Tonal stitching. Angular cut vamp. Covere...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN New Simple 120 pink patent yellow platform heel pumps EU37.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN New Simple 120 pink patent yellow platform heel pumps EU37.5 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN New Simple 120. Fuschia pink patent leather upper. Color blocked. Yellow trimmed...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Aborina 150 black suede cross strap platform pump EU40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Aborina 150 black suede cross strap platform pump EU40 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Aborina 150 Material: Sued...
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2010s High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Akenana black suede gold chain trimmed mule heel EU36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Akenana black suede gold chain trimmed mule heel EU36 CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Akenana 100. Black suede and patent leather upper. Gold-tone fine chain trimming. S...
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21st Century and Contemporary High Heels

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Vendome Sling teal blue patent platform peep heel EU36.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Vendome Sling teal blue patent platform peep heel EU36.5 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model Name / Style: Vendome Sling Material: ...
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2010s High Heels

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New Louboutin Shoes For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of new louboutin shoes for sale on 1stDibs. Our collection of new louboutin shoes includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, Gray and more. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are New Louboutin Shoes?

On average, new louboutin shoes on 1stDibs sell for $739, while they’re typically $224 on the low end and $4,825 for the highest priced versions of these items.

christian-louboutin Biography and Important Works

The iconic red-soled shoes by Christian Louboutin (b. 1963) have made it onto almost every red carpet since the French designer opened his first boutique in Paris in 1992. His fantastical heels have gained attention and praise for their provocative heights and arching shapes, leading the designer to be nicknamed the “King of Stilettos.”

Since childhood, Louboutin was artistic; he began sketching shoes at the age of 10 and later studied drawing at the Académie d’Art Roederer. However, it was the regular visits to the Musée national des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, then in the Palais de la Porte Dorée, that inspired his interest in women’s shoes. Growing up in the Paris neighborhood of the museum, he regularly spent weekends there and became fascinated by a sign asking women not to wear heels on account of the antique wooden floors. The severe arch of the heel on the sign and the violent red slash through it inspired him to think about shoes as something that could be dangerous and powerful in their allure. As he has said, “I wanted to create something that broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered.”

Breaking rules came naturally to Louboutin, who dropped out of school at the age of 16 and traveled to Egypt and India. When he returned to Paris in 1981, he had his mind set on shoe design and was hired by French fashion designer Charles Jourdan whose women’s shoe designs had been popular amongst the Paris elite since 1919. Louboutin later worked as a freelancer for such fashion houses as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Roger Vivier.

When he went out on his own and opened his first boutique in the Galerie Véro-Dodat covered passage, Princess Caroline of Monaco became his first famous client. The now-revered red sole emerged with his third collection, when Louboutin noticed an assistant painting her nails bright red. He tried applying the polish to a sole and was enamored with the results. Soon, his glossy, red-bottomed heels were all the rage in the fashion world.

Today, Louboutin sells his wares in department stores and over 50 Louboutin boutiques across the world. Beyond shoes, he has also expanded into accessories, beauty lines and handbags, launching the Passage collection of bags in 2014, inspired by the location of his first boutique. Conceptual pieces like his 2007 “Pumps,” now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, have taken his stilettos to the extreme with a ballet-like en pointe silhouette balanced on a spiked heel. Louboutin is a go-to designer for celebrities, including Blake Lively, Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez (who has a song about the famed shoes), among hundreds of others. In February 2020, a retrospective of his career opened in the Palais de la Porte Dorée where it all began.

Find vintage Christian Louboutin shoes, sneakers, handbags and other items on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Shoes for You

Today, a pair of vintage and designer shoes by the likes of Chanel, Gucci or Versace is integral to completing your carefully orchestrated street-style or evening ensemble, but footwear wasn’t always the big deal it is for your average Adidas Yeezy enthusiast.

The decorative floor-length gowns that upper-class women of the 18th century wore meant that their shoes, then likely featuring high curved heels finished with woven or embroidered silks — a sharp contrast to the heavy, rudimentary form of the era’s footwear for men — were partially or entirely obscured by the base of their ornate dresses. What good is fashion if it’s tucked away?

Our modern age’s legions of sneakerheads might have trouble tracking down a pair of black-and-gold vintage Jordans but can at least fill their dream closets with original Adidas Gazelles or 1980s New Balances if they put the time in, while 1990s-era Prada pumps or a good pair of mid-20th-century jewel-tone heels in satin or silk haven’t lost their allure with today’s nostalgic fashionistas.

A pair of shoes can commemorate an achievement, mark an important trip overseas and is sometimes a rich manifestation of a hard-won physical feat. Whether they’re Hermès sandals, Off-White ankle boots, ivory-leather-and-pink-daisy heels by sublime shoemaker Manolo Blahnik or Louboutin platform pumps, you can find your next pair of legendary luxury vintage shoes today on 1stDibs.