Fans of Christian Louboutin, take heed. The mad Frenchman has finally deemed Asia (well, parts of it anyway) as worthy of having their own online boutiques, and with today’s official announcement from the maker of fine shoes, bags and accessories, you can now shop to your heart’s content online.
Currently available to those living only in Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan (I’m assuming it won’t be long before it rolls out in other Asian countries), you can now log on to Christian Louboutin where you’ll see a page that’s geotagged to your specific country. Prices are unfortunately pegged to your country’s current retail, so a pair of Dandy Pik Pik that sells for SGD2900 in the shop will also sell for SGD2900 online.
So what’s the big deal then, you ask? Well, for starters you don’t actually have to head down to the boutique anymore only to be told it’s either sold out or reserved; just let your fingers do the shopping online. It also acts like a catalogue of sorts, the full collection represented online that allows you to check out prices and then compare them to those in Europe, in case anyone you know is heading to say, Paris, soon.
Last but not least, it’s a boon to those who love their impulse shopping in the middle of the night, especially when you’re down in the dumps and the only way to perk yourself up is to pick up a pair of Pigalle Spikes at 3.24 am in the morning. Which is exactly what I’ll do if I ever need a pick-me-up.
For those in Singapore, shipping is an additional SGD35 (which is almost what I’d spend on two-way cab fare and coffee anyway if I headed to town myself) with delivery promised in 2 or 3 days tops. Now excuse me while I go see what’s available online.
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