I recently took a trip to London with my family. While I was there, I made a very naughty purchase. It was, however, one I’d been saving up for for a while. I knew they were going to a be a treat for graduating from Durham University with a Master of Arts. So, I thought I’d share with you my experience of buying Louboutins in London.
A Shopping Trip in London
Waking up bright and early, we parked the car at the Westfield in Shepherds Bush and caught the tube into central London.
Thanks to the time we got into the city, I’ve never seen such a quiet Oxford Street. It was bliss. A stark contrast to visiting London at Christmas.
After a wonder around Selfridges, I took a quick look inside Christian Louboutin. Louboutins have been my dream shoe for as long as I can remember. Throughout my student days and the long, hard slog with revision and exams, I vowed that once I had a full-time job, I’d treat myself.
Although they sadly didn’t have my size, I fell in love with a pair of Pigalle 100s. This is the iconic model of the Louboutin House, with the name a tribute to the famous area of Paris. They’re elegant and classic, and made of black patent leather. The ultra friendly and helpful staff directed me to another Christian Louboutin concession where I could find my size.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100mm
Stepping onto the plush red carpets inside, staff quickly assisted me in finding my perfect pair and they fit like a glove. Once the staff know you’re serious about buying, they treat you like a princess. I loved the whole buying experience. Your shoes are carefully bundled into a dust bag and box, and then brought round and the door opened for you. It’s something I’d never experienced before. The shop assistant was shocked that it was my first pair, and my goodness I hope it’s not my last. I can see this being the start of a very unhealthy addiction. Here’s some shoe porn for you.
It was a real treat after some hard work and I was very lucky to be able to buy a pair. I just love the red soles, and the shoes themselves are so unbelievably glossy. Even the sole itself is red leather and hand stitched in Paris. Shoes have always been my weakness. And when I was buying Louboutins, I wanted a classic, black patent pair so that I can wear them time and time again.
Even carrying the Christian Louboutin bag around London meant I was soon collared by staff in posh beauty boutiques in Mayfair asking me to try their face cream containing real gold. They clearly don’t know their audience – I’m not that high maintenance, I promise! Next, we hopped onto the tube at Knightsbridge to have a look in the best store in the world, Harrods. It has an even greater food hall.
After walking past stacks of De Beer’s diamonds and Prada handbags I can only dream of owning, we arrived at the food hall. I think part of my fascination with Harrods is the element of fantasy, staring at all of the things you can’t have. Buying Louboutins has given me a taste of luxury!
I opted for a raspberry and cream cheese brownie, and needless to stay, it didn’t last too long.
Trafalgar Square, London
We dodged some of the rain whilst we went for pizza in an Italian restaurant near Trafalgar Square. But when we got out, the rain still sadly prevailed.
We hopped into the National Gallery to avoid the worst of the rain and to get some culture in the meantime. But it was still going hard, so we decided to go back to the Westfield for a quick browse before heading home.
It was back at home I got to finally enjoy my shoes. In a few weeks I’ll be graduating from my MA in English Literature at Durham University. So wish me luck, and hopefully I won’t stumble up the stairs!
What’s your experience of buying Louboutins? Let me know what you think of my new shoes. Do you love Christian Louboutins as much as I do?