…And it was only $10,000, according to Refinery29? Look, I’m not saying that ten grand isn’t a lot of money to spend on shoes. It’s a ton of money to spend on shoes. Or to spend on almost anything that you can’t live in or drive. But knowing that the prices of Louboutins often stretch up well into the four figures when strassing or exotics are involved, and that women tend to order more than one size when online shoe shopping, I would have imagined that a $10,000 final figure wouldn’t be all that rare for a brand with such a dedicated (and I do mean dedicated) following.
Christian Louboutin’s US retail website just turned a year old yesterday, which means that there are likely many more five-figure sales in its future, particularly when you consider that Louboutin addicts generally know the sizing and fit of the brand’s shoes inside and out, making it easier for the most eager customers to shop online with confidence. But those customers are also likely to have developed relationships with in-store sales associates where possible, so I suppose it makes sense that the biggest online purchase came from the American heartland instead of a city where shopping options are more plentiful and varied. As someone who spent most of her adult life thus far in a relatively small (but very awesome) town, I can tell you that those are the times when online shopping is really appealing. Living in New York, I’m loath to buy anything online when some of the best shopping in the world is two subway stops away.