Christian Louboutin’s By My Side collection is a celebration of artistry
The brand has launched a range of timeless shoes, bags and accessories
Christian Louboutin’s trademark red-soled shoes are instantly recognisable, but there’s more to the brand’s exquisite designs than pure luxury and glamour.
Since the Paris-born designer opened his first boutique in 1991, Christian Louboutin has continued to demonstrate an impressive level of quality across his work. With artistry at the core of his brand, the designer believes that this artisanal know-how is key when it comes to investing in items that will last for years to come. “Buy items that are beautifully made, with a real savoir faire and an expert hand behind”, Christian Louboutin told Harper’s Bazaar in a previous interview. “You can be sure the artisan who made it has put as much love in making it, so you will cherish this object."
Christian Louboutin’s new range – the By My Side collection of leather shoes, bags and accessories – is the latest example of the brand’s impeccable craft.
New style heroes
Designed in a neutral colour palette of black, tan and beige, By My Side embodies an effortless French elegance with a pared-back aesthetic and classic silhouettes. Each piece is made from grained leather and the attention to detail is evident throughout.
The By My Side bucket bag is an icon in the making. It’s a relaxed but practical drawstring style, elevated with the signature Christian Louboutin logo. Displayed across the length of the bag, the CL initials are instantly eye-catching, but also a reminder of precision that goes into each design. These letters are debossed by hand before the outline is stitched for a refined 3D-effect finish.
All in the detail
This sophisticated leather work – carried out by the brand’s own artisans – features across the range of By My Side accessories. This includes a wallet on a detachable chain, a zipped key case and a phone pouch, plus two new shoe styles.
The flat CL mules have an enduring and comfortable quality, thanks to their feet-friendly padded insoles. Yet it’s the addition of the hand debossed logo that allows this everyday shoe to stand out from the rest.
Similarly, the Ariella Zeppa espadrilles feature the shoe style’s signature braided rope heel, but it’s the soft leather, in a choice of black or brown, that adds that sought-after Christian Louboutin finesse.
Shopping made easier
The new collection is available in both Christian Louboutin boutiques and the brand’s recently revamped website, which now includes the new Icon Comparator. This intuitive tool allows shoppers to compare styles and get a close-up view of how each piece is designed. Indeed, its new e-commerce shop is now a one-stop for everything Christian Louboutin, making buying everything from iconic footwear to a range of handbags, children’s shoes, fragrance and beauty products a smooth and seamless process. The only hard part? Narrowing down what’s in your shopping basket.
Shop the new By My Side collection and discover more from Christian Louboutin today
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