Red Sole Invasion

Christian Louboutin paints The Galleria red with new luxe store: Get a load of those sneakers!

Christian Louboutin's red-sole H-Town invasion, sneakers included

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The Christian Louboutin store is in luxury grouping of stores in The Galleria, next to Max Mara. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
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Rantus Orlato Flat. Courtesy of Christian Louboutin
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Tudor Bal. Courtesy of Christian Louboutin
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Eloise Small Two Handle Bag. Courtesy of Christian Louboutin
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The Houston location is the second stand-alone Christian Louboutin boutique in Texas. The other one is in Dallas. Photo by Emile C Browne Photography
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Henri On Fire Flat. Courtesy of Christian Louboutin
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Christian Louboutin’s red-sole invasion has officially touched down at The Galleria. 

The store is everything you’d expect from the luxe French designer. Shiny lacquer mixes with lush carpets and carefully placed lighting gives every shoe and bag its own moment to shine.

Louboutin worked with the New York-based architecture firm 212box to create a space that spoke to both men and women, addressing their shopping needs and aesthetics. 

The 2,259 square-foot space is awash in color, ranging from purple, black, gold, gray and of course, a certain signature red hue. Women’s shoes peek playfully from backlit shelving and handbags are artful displayed throughout. 

The space designed for men’s shoes and accessories is equally as thoughtful. Louboutin’s Henri on Fire collection stands out among the moody gray and black scheme, and while loafers have their moment, the selection of sneakers steal the show. Color-blocked suede, spikes,  Swarovski crystals, high tops, low tops and slide-in Roller Boat Flat sneakers are impossible to imagine on the basketball court, but are definite stand-outs for more fashionable occasions.

The new store sits in the well-appointed stretch of high-end retailers in the Galleria (between Max Mara and Miu Miu) and also carries offerings from the Christian Louboutin Beaute collection.