Fashion Week

Christian Louboutin’s Guide to Paris, in Honor of His Upcoming Visit to Nordstrom

Let’s call it a cultural exchange.

On October 16, icon of all footwear icons Christian Louboutin is coming to Nordstrom’s downtown Seattle flagship headquarters; from there we’ll spend the next five days showing him around the Northwest, including a trip to Vancouver, BC. (And yes, we’ll definitely fill you in on all this in the days to come.)

christian_louboutin_seattle_3nordstrom_paris

All images by Jessa Carter

Needless to say, we’re more than a little excited for the visit—his first to our neck of the woods—but since we’re currently camped out in his city, we asked him to give us a short list of personal must-hit Paris spots.

christian_louboutin_seattle_5nordstrom_paris

First things first, literally: the original Christian Louboutin boutique at 19 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

christian_louboutin_seattle_nordstrom_paris

christian_louboutin_seattle_2nordstrom_paris

christian_louboutin_seattle_4nordstrom_paris

Next up, a different kind of shopping stop: Mr. Louboutin loves Deyrolle, a very singular flora and fauna emporium.

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin10

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin11

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin5

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin6

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin8

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin7

He also loves the art and theater of traditional circuses, vaudeville, burlesque and the like, and the Musée des Arts Forains is one of his favorite places to hang out with unusual objects in a unique space.

louboutin_comes_to_seattle_nordstrom3

louboutin_comes_to_seattle_nordstrom2

louboutin_comes_to_seattle_nordstrom5

louboutin_comes_to_seattle_nordstrom6

Mr. Louboutin, like all good Parisian hosts, will insist that you take a walk through the Tuileries Garden—and for dinner afterwards he suggests Les Jalles; it’s his favorite restaurant in all of Paris.

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin3

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin2

where_to_go_in_paris_christian_louboutin4

louboutin_comes_to_seattle_nordstrom11

louboutin_comes_to_seattle_nordstrom7

louboutin_comes_to_seattle_nordstrom9

louboutin_comes_to_seattle_nordstrom

Now here’s what we’d call an insider tip: should you find that your own footwear needs reinforcement or repair, Mr. Louboutin would take you to visit his trusted friends at Minuit Moins 7 Shoe Repair. Great cobblers are worth their weight in red-lacquered gold, right? Especially considering this last recommendation, a trip to Paris is probably seeming pretty essential.

christian_louboutin_seattle_9nordstrom_paris

dyptchlouboutin

christian_louboutin_seattle_8nordstrom_paris

christian_louboutin_seattle_7nordstrom_paris

EXPLORE: current-season Christian Louboutin | emerging designersall designer collections

YOU ARE HERE: Keep up with all our Fashion Week coverage and shop curated collections of our favorite designers at Nordstrom’s Fashion Week Central.

—Laura Cassidy

Christian Louboutin will be at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle in Salon Shoes on Oct. 17, from 4-6pm and at Nordstrom Pacific Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Oct. 19, from 3-5pm, also in Salon Shoes. Stop by to get a newly purchased pair of shoes or purse signed by the famed designer.