Fashion may be having an affair with flats but women are still committed to high heels and we’ve got proof! The man known for his sky high heels, Christian Louboutin, has expanded to a new global location this time in Toronto, making it his 134th store. Word is he also plans to open an additional two stores in the United States as well, in Honolulu and Houston. Soon Christian Louboutin shoes will be around the corner of every high heel lover in the world.
The brand unlocked the glass doors to its fairy tale-inspired boutique — its first flagship in Canada — in Toronto’s Yorkville shopping district on Aug. 5. Spanning 2,625 square feet over two floors, the freestanding store was designed by Household, the London and Los Angeles agency, which emulated an enchanted forest in the middle of the city.
The facade is soaked in red with white curved trim tracing the points of the Victorian architecture. Inside, the woodsy motif continues with silver birch wallpaper, deep green sofas and branches bent from antique brass extending to the ceiling — all of which contrast with the plush red carpeting.
To support its growing men’s business, which dresses celebrities such as Miles Teller and David Oyelowo for their red carpet appearances, it mimicked a cabin in the woods on the top floor. Bags are clustered on a wall to create a dense canopy and a tree trunk is polished into a sophisticated coffee table. Walnut and nickel plinths serve as strong bases for top-selling styles.
Following the most recent location in Toronto, the next store is slated to bow Aug. 25 in Honolulu and another on Sept. 30 at The Galleria in Houston. By then, Louboutin will have 136 stores worldwide.