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Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
Nearby Subway Stops
A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.
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Christian Louboutin’s first men’s store in the U.S. reflects the twin sensibilities of glam and refinement that define the French designer’s footwear, handbags, and accessories. Take, for example, a weekender bag made from fine charcoal suiting wool that sits in a front window display, or shiny, gold-spiked loafers on one diamond-paneled leather wall, while black cap-toed oxfords—with zipper teeth accenting the stitching—grace another. The store itself features the brand’s signature red-carpet looks plus personal touches: oil portraits of friends; an abstract human form cast in steel that doubles as a display for studded iPad cases and wallets; the weathered crown of an old Parisian advertising column that lives a new life as a light fixture, shedding light on Belgian loafers in wool plaid, navy, and black.