Now Open in Scottsdale Fashion Square
Text by Kathryn Brooks

The iconic brand, known for its red-soled shoes, is now
open in the luxury wing of the Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Above: The Christian Louboutin Boutique is now open in the luxury wing at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

The much anticipated Paris-based luxury fashion house, best known for signature red-soled shoes, opened the doors to its boutique at Scottsdale Fashion Square on April 1. And, the much anticipated 2,300+ square-foot space is a showstopper! Located in the luxury wing adjacent to the Crystal Court, the shop’s prestigious neighbors include Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Coach, Saint Laurent, Bulgari, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Escada, and Dior.

The stylish store design, inspired by the illustrious French designer’s beloved holiday home in Portugal, was created with the intent for clients to experience a relaxed, vacation-like atmosphere. In a press release earlier this year, Louboutin was quoted as “wanting [the space] to evoke an intimate feel.”

Above: The boutique design was inspired by Louboutin’s holiday home in Portugal. 

A cozy pergola-style nook with whimsically upholstered banquettes  covered in tiger-patterned fabrics serve as the centerpiece. Multi-colored tiles and the bright red carpet that mirror the maison’s signature color complete the ultra-chic look that is drawing guests into the boutique.

For a more tranquil experience, visit the shop’s interior room. In addition to the myriad of both iconic and newly-created footwear on display, this area features a dreamy landscape hand-painted by French artist Alexandre Poulaillon. 

Above: Initially a freelance designer for fashion houses, Christian Louboutin started his own shoe salon in Paris.


Born and raised in Paris, Louboutin began sketching shoes in his early teens. With a portfolio of drawings of high heels in hand, he made the rounds of the couture houses, which first resulted in an apprenticeship at Roger Vivier’s atelier, then as a freelance designer for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Maud Frizon.  

In 1991, Louboutin set up his own company. In 1993, wanting to liven up his designs, the designer spontaneously grabbed his assistant’s red nail polish and painted the sole, creating the now famous Louboutin signature red soles. 

Credited to have brought stilettos back into fashion in the 1990s and 2000s, the designer’s professed goal has been to “make a woman look sexy, beautiful, to make her legs look as long as [he] can.” Known for dressy evening-wear designs incorporating jeweled straps, bows, feathers, and other decorative touches, he also designs sneakers, sandals, and flats. In addition to women’s footwear, Louboutin styles a collection for men as well as handbags and small leather goods.

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