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Christian Louboutin Opens Toronto Store As Part Of North American Expansion

Aug 08, 2016 09:56 AM EDT
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Christian Louboutin is expanding its North American retail footprint with the opening of a new store in Toronto.

This store marks the brand's 134th global location and its first Canadian flagship, according to WWD. Christian Louboutin opened the 2,625-square-foot store in Toronto's Yorkville shopping district on Friday.

Spanning two floors, the space was designed by Household to look like an enchanted forest in the middle of the city.

Christian Louboutin plans to open two more North American stores in the coming months — one in Honolulu on Aug. 25 and another on Sept. 30 at The Galleria in Houston.

Back in March, Christian Louboutin expanded its famed Nude Collection with a new ballet flat silhouette that is available in two new tones. The new Solasofia, a demure, pointed-toe flat, is designed in a soft and flexible matte nappa leather that is supposed to mimic the feel of actual skin.

The Solasofia shoe retails for $595 and is now part the brand's original Nude Collection styles, which include the Pigalle Follies, the Irizas and the Señoras.

In February, the Zodiac Collection by Christian Louboutin debuted on Moda Operandi. This capsule collection featured two styles of shoes — the Akenana mule and the Rocket flat — embellished with zodiac signs and hand-embroidered star constellations. Only 45 pairs of these shoes were made.

"We are thrilled to launch an exclusive, bespoke collection inspired by astrology, a source of creative inspiration that's near and dear to the heart of Mr. Louboutin himself," Deborah Nicodemus, Moda Operandi's CEO, said in a press release.

"The allure of a Christian Louboutin shoe is undeniable; its beauty and craftsmanship is unsurpassed," Nicodemus added.

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